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People: Executive transactions

Barclays Center named Ed Manetta director of sports programming. Manetta was managing director at Fastlane Communications.

Iowa Speedway named Edward Williams director of integrated marketing communications. Williams was manager of media relations at Homestead-Miami Speedway.


The Dallas Cowboys promoted Matt Coy to director of event presentation and Cory Miller to event presentation manager.

The Miami Dolphins hired Dan Caspersen to oversee the organization’s human resources department and Joe Cicini to oversee security efforts. Caspersen was executive vice president of human resources for Toys R Us, and Cicini worked in the Miami division of the FBI. The team also named Brandon Shore to work in human resources.

Seattle Seahawks senior personnel executive Scot McCloughan resigned.

The Edmonton Oilers named Bill Scott assistant general manager. Scott was general manager of the American Hockey League’s Oklahoma City Barons.


IMG College promoted Pat Streko to general manager at Duke, replacing Marc Tuttle, who was named general manager at Kansas. Arden Robbins was named general manager at South Florida and Kyle Draper general manager at South Carolina.

Jeff Holbrook launched Potentia Athletic Partners, a sports and entertainment

representation agency. Holbrook was chief marketing officer at Blake Sports Group.

Getty Images promoted Howie Burke to senior director, Janey Marks to senior director of sports and Michael Klein to director of sports.

Bounce TV named Jim Weiss senior vice president of corporate communications. Weiss was vice president of communications and public relations for CSE.

Entercom Communications named Eric Kourtesis and Isaiah Moskowitz account executives and Chris Hennessey director of business development for the East Coast.

Sports Illustrated named Lindsay Applebaum special projects editor. She was a sports editor at The Washington Post.

CBS Sports promoted Mariel Brady to communications manager.

MLB Network promoted Erick Van Tuyl to vice president and Stephanie Scarpulla to director.

PlayOn! Sports, a high school sports media company, named Christopher Young vice president of sales for NFHS Network. Young was director of strategic partnerships with the CBS Altitude Group.

Phil Lind will retire as vice chairman and vice president of regulatory of Rogers Communication, effective the end of 2014. Lind will continue as a consultant for the company for three years.

F1 Team Ferrari named Marco Mattiacci principal. Mattiacci is Ferrari North America president and chief executive officer and replaces Stefano Domenicali, who resigned April 14.

Richard Childress Racing named Matt Shearer director of business development. Shearer was partnership development manager for Churchill Downs Inc.

Sporting Goods and Apparel
Foot Locker promoted Sheilagh Clarke to senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective June 1.

Skins, a compression sportswear company, named Eric Law its Florida representative.

Collegiate Licensing Co. named Nicole Armentrout senior director of marketing. Armentrout was partner and account director at Eric Mower & Associates.

SKLZ, an apparel and equipment brand, named Laura Wolf Stein vice president of marketing, Brian Farber soccer product manager and Chuck Rodrigues director of sales for the mass/club channel.

Britton Gallagher’s Professional Athletes & Entertainers Insurance Solutions practice named Chris Black client associate.

Professional Bull Riders named Kasey Coler vice president of marketing. Coler was vice president of marketing for IndyCar.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission named Robert Bennett executive director. Bennett was a professional boxing judge for the commission.

Model train and die-cast collectible company Lionel named Howard Hitchcock president.

Major League Gaming named Ryan Wyatt vice president of programming. Wyatt was head of Live and eSports for Machinima. Chris Puckett moves to vice president and executive producer of’s eSports Report and all MLG Pro Circuit competition broadcasts. Puckett was vice president of programming.

One FC, an Asian MMA organization, named Rich Franklin vice president. Franklin is a former UFC champion.

Awards and Boards
The National Junior College Athletic Association presented the NJCAA Loyalty Award to Verl Petsch Jr. Petsch was volleyball coach and athletic director at Eastern Wyoming College.

The Indianapolis Bar Association Sports and Entertainment Law Section and the North Carolina Bar Association awarded Stokely Caldwell Jr. the TRAC Star Award at The Racing Attorney Conference. Caldwell is an attorney with Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.

Schwartz Investment Trust, which oversees the Ave Maria Mutual Funds, named John McHale Jr. to its board of trustees. McHale is executive vice president and chief information officer for MLB.

After-School All-Stars Atlanta named Jeff Genthner to its board of directors. Genthner is senior vice president and general manager of the Fox Sports South Regional Networks.

San Antonio Spurs owner Peter Holt is stepping down as chairman of the NBA board of governors.

The 2014 AutoZone Liberty Bowl Festival Association elected Doug Browne president. Browne is president of Peabody Hotels and Resorts. The association also elected Billy Hicks chairman, Pat Caldwell vice president, Scott Barber secretary and Leigh Shockey treasurer.

Global Force Wrestling named Hermie Sadler to its board of directors. Sadler is a NASCAR analyst for Fox Sports and a former driver.

Nike named Michelle Peluso to its board of directors. Peluso is chief executive officer of the online marketplace Gilt.

People news
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