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People: Executive transactions

The San Francisco Giants promoted Shane Turner to director of player development.

The Baltimore Orioles hired Ray Naimoli as senior manager of corporate partnership sales, Cathy Jerome as senior manager of partnership marketing and Bill Marriott as manager of corporate partnership sales.

The New York Mets hired Haeda Mihaltses as executive director of external affairs. Mihaltses was director of intergovernmental affairs for former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Minor League Baseball hired Brian Sinclair as a field evaluator and instructor for the Professional Baseball Umpire Corp.

Ohio State University promoted Gene Smith to vice president in addition to his role as athletic director.

The University of Texas at Arlington hired Liz Franklin as marketing and promotions coordinator. Gregg Elkin left the position of senior associate athletic director for external relations.

Awards and Boards
The Southern California Sports Broadcasters awarded former Los Angeles Dodgers President Peter O’Malley the Gil Stratton Lifetime Achievement Award.


The John Wooten Leadership Awards awarded the firm Garvey Schubert Barer the Community Leader Award to honor the efforts of their late colleague, Keven Davis, for the firm’s commitment to diversity.

The Los Angeles Sports Council named Los Angeles Dodgers President and Chief Executive Officer Stan Kasten the 2013 Sports Executive of the Year.


Turnkey Sports & Entertainment named Melissa Dean chief financial officer and chief administrative officer and Emily Huddell vice president of marketing. The company promoted Carolyne Savini to senior vice president and Diana Busino to vice president of Turnkey Search and Evelyn Dwyer to senior manager of consumer research for Turnkey Intelligence. Turnkey Intelligence hired Marissa Razzante as senior manager of consumer research.

People news
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