People: Executive transactions
Bob Hyde, Utah Jazz chief financial officer and president of the club’s Fanzz stores, will retire at the end of June.
Jackson State University named Nedra Brown associate athletic director for internal operations and senior woman administrator. Brown was volleyball coach at Alabama A&M University.
Montana Tech named David Lau athletic director, effective June 1. Lau was assistant athletic director for development at Missouri Western University.
Oregon State University hired Todd Phelps as associate athletic director for facilities and operations. Phelps was associate athletic director for facility and event operations at Stony Brook University.
Texas A&M University hired Samantha Huge as senior associate athletic director and senior woman administrator. Huge was University of Delaware deputy athletic director and special assistant to the president.
The University of Hartford named Anton Goff athletic director, effective in July. Goff was athletic director at Bowie State University.
The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee named Tina Stancil DeNicole chief financial officer and Devney Preuss senior director of Super Bowl Central. DeNicole was vice president of business operations at Cox Communications Arizona, and Preuss was senior director of marketing for the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury.
The Oakland Raiders named Joe Shapero customer relations manager. Shapero was customer relations manager for University of California athletics.
KemperSports named Andrew Fleming senior vice president of strategy and business affairs. Fleming was vice president of business development and senior counsel for NBC Sports/Golf Channel.
The Woodlands Development Co. named Charles “Bud” White director of grounds for The Club at Carlton Woods. White was an agronomist for the USGA Green Section Staff, Mid-Continent region.
Bill Glenn launched The Breakout Group, a sports and entertainment consulting firm. Glenn was senior vice president of marketing and sponsorship consulting for The Marketing Arm.
Burson-Marsteller named Will Cutrone manager for fan experience, consumer and brand marketing. Cutrone was senior specialist for
Wieden & Kennedy named Colleen DeCourcy agency partner. DeCourcy is global co-executive creative director.
Freedom Sports and Entertainment/FSE College named Brett Zalaski division founding partner of its recently launched ticket sales training division. Zalaski was director of sales for the MLS Columbus Crew.
Competitor Group named Mark Buntz senior vice president of partnership sales. Buntz was partner and co-founder of eMaxx Partners, a brand strategy agency.
IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions named leaders at three new college accounts: Joe Gehling at the University of New Mexico, Brendan Jones at the University of Southern Mississippi and Rob Minter at Virginia Tech.
SportsTravel, a sporting event and travel magazine, promoted Jason Gewirtz to editor.
David Bond joined public relations firm Milltown Partners as a director. He was sports editor for the BBC.
KSE Media Ventures’ Skycam and CableCam named Endre Buxton president and chief executive officer.
Jackson Motorsports Group promoted Frank DeAngelo to executive director of motorsports, Matt Caldwell to executive director of motorsports sales and operations, and Todd Steen to director of business development.
Palace Sports & Entertainment named Ted Major vice president of corporate partnerships, Jessica Merkle producer and editor, and Tiffany Kress promotions coordinator.
Jim Scherr resigned as chief operating officer of the inaugural European Games. Scherr is the former chief executive officer of the USOC. Simon Clegg will replace Scherr.
Awards and boards
President Barack Obama nominated Robert Shepardson, Jason Collins, Misty Copeland, Alonzo Mourning and Rachael Ray to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.
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