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People: Executive transactions

The Los Angeles Clippers hired Chris Wallace as vice president of strategic communications. Wallace was vice president of marketing communications for Prudential Center and the New Jersey Devils.

The Milwaukee Bucks named Milt Newton assistant general manager, David Mincberg director of basketball strategy and Tony Bollier director of basketball operations.

The New York Knicks named Harold Ellis director of player personnel, Michael Arcieri director of basketball strategy, Gerald Madkins assistant general manager, Craig Robinson vice president of player development and G League operations and Fred Cofield scout.

The Orlando Magic named Anthony Parker general manager of the NBA G League’s Lakeland Magic.

The Detroit Pistons and Palace Sports & Entertainment promoted Charlie Metzger to chief revenue and marketing officer.

Kent State University named Matthew Papatheodorou director of athletic marketing and strategy. Papatheodorou was senior marketing manager for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Michigan State University gave Alan Haller the additional title of chief of staff and promoted Amy Moeder to senior associate athletic director for business and finance and chief financial officer, Elliot Daniels to associate athletic director of student-athlete engagement and Matt Larson to associate athletic director of communications.

Northwestern University named Kevin White deputy athletic director and chief financial officer. White was senior associate athletic director and chief operating officer at Southern Methodist University.

Northwestern State University hired Tori Thompson as director of marketing and digital media.

Temple University promoted Morgyn Seigfried to assistant athletic director for digital media and Scott Hartkorn to video production manager and named Richie Raspa video production coordinator.

The Big 12 Conference named Rachel Coe communications coordinator, Will Gulley director of digital content and strategy, and Aaron Pryor and Christine Williamson digital media correspondents, and promoted Joni Lehmann to director of media services.

The University of Arizona named Brent Blaylock associate athletic director for compliance. Blaylock was assistant athletic director for compliance for the University of Kansas.

Villanova University named Malcom Grace assistant athletic director for compliance for basketball. Grace was director of compliance at Rutgers University.

College athletics consulting firm the Pictor Group named Sandy Hatfield-Clubb senior partner. Hatfield-Clubb was Drake University athletic director.

Northern Kentucky University promoted Debbie Kirch to associate athletic director for compliance and academic services and senior woman administrator.

Oregon State University named Ryan Bucher associate athletic director for facilities and event management. Bucher held the same position at Rice University.

The University of Nevada-Las Vegas named Megan Caligiuri associate athletic director of content creation and fan engagement, and Mallory Poole director of student-athlete leadership and career development.

Intrust Bank Arena hired Lauren Dugan as director of ticketing. Dugan was box office manager for Save Mart Center.

The Chicago Bears promoted Champ Kelly to assistant director of player personnel.


Golfzon hired Joel Smith as director of sales for the Northeast. Smith was director of business development at Landmark Ventures of New York.

Callaway Golf gave Brian Lynch the additional title of chief financial officer. Lynch is also senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary.

The Tampa Bay Lightning promoted Brittany Austin to director of marketing, Susan Danielik to director of premium and guest services, Steve Butler to director of facilities, Matt Hill to vice president of premium seating and group sales, Chris Kamke to vice president of strategy and analytics, Travis Pelleymounter to vice president of ticket sales and services, Mike Harrison to vice president of partnership development and activation, Mary Milne to senior vice president of guest experience and blue-ribbon service, Elizabeth Frazier to senior vice president of philanthropy and community initiatives, and Jarrod Dillon to chief revenue officer.

The Carolina Hurricanes promoted Kirsten Brierley to communications and hockey operations assistant and hired Kevin Kan as data engineer and Pace Sagester as manager of communications and team services.

The Washington Capitals named Tommy Chalk manager of media relations and content, and promoted Megan Eichenberg to manager of communications and publicity.

The Los Angeles Kings named Robyn Dutton marketing manager and Trent Frey assistant strength and conditioning coach, and promoted John Abary and Ryan Rock to senior account executive, April Alba to supervisor of game presentation and events, Jeff Barash to manager of partnership sales, Justin Bishop and Ashley Grossman to account executives, Brandon Bittel to director of ticket sales and service; TJ Cormier to supervisor of ticket sales, Dominique DiDia to senior manager of marketing, Pat Donahue to senior director of marketing and digital media, Amanda Ellis to director of community relations, Eddie Fischerman to manager of communications and media services, Zach Henkhaus to account executive of partnership sales, Melina Kent to supervisor of membership services, Gretchen Kiker to senior manager of database marketing, Jeff Lewis to senior video editor and animator, Yvonne Luong to senior manager of finance, Andrew Massey to graphic designer, Stephanie Nienhuis to manager of partnership activation, Kiki Oldani to senior office administrator, Michal Olszewski to director of digital media, Darshan Parikh to director of information technology, Phil Radke to senior editor of production and Chris Wohlers to manager of production.

The Columbus Blue Jackets named Patrick Reilly group event specialist and Jared Crockett season-ticket account specialist and promoted Carmelo Marzullo to manager of season-ticket services, Katherine Schuette to human resources generalist and Amy French to CRM manager.

Berk Communications named Melanie Wadden vice president of sports and entertainment. Wadden was public relations director at Select Sports Group.

Snodgrass Partners named Tom O’Connor vice president of collegiate sports. O’Connor was president of Athletic Solutions Consulting.

Capture Marketing hired Emily Bomar as vice president. Bomar was corporate sales manager, special events, for the Houston Astros.

Learfield named Andy Fiske general manager at the University of California, Davis. Fiske was vice president of sales and service for USL club Sacramento Republic FC.

People news
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