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People: Executive transactions

Colleges
Texas A&M hired Joe Fields as associate athletics director for academic services. Fields was director of academic services at Syracuse University.

Quinnipiac University hired Casey Stark as assistant athletic director for academic support. Stark was senior assistant director of academic success at the University of Massachusetts.

Tusculum College promoted Athletic Director Doug Jones to vice president of student success and athletics. Jones will continue in the role as Tusculum’s head baseball coach.

The University of Virginia hired Jim Booz as deputy athletics director for administration. Booz was executive associate athletic director at the University of Georgia.

Kennesaw State University named Milton Overton athletic director. Overton was athletic director at Florida A&M University.

Marist College promoted Brandon James to assistant athletic director of business operations.

Facilities
Populous promoted to senior principal: Jonathan Mallie in New York; and Bob Gillcrist, Brian Mirakian and Sherri Privitera in Kansas City. Promoted to principal: Jeanette Johnson and Marc Klein in Denver; and Brad Albers, Marc Bertolino, Steve Boyd, Steve Caudle and Whitney Williams in Kansas City. Promoted to associate principal: Meg McWilliam in Denver; Justin Cox, Chris Herring, Peter Lang, Megan Mulvihill, Jason Perryman, Rachel Shank, Molly Simmons, Brian Simpson, Heather Stewart and Nicole Williams in Kansas City. Promoted to associate: Ryan Fogle in Norman; Eric Williams in Boston; and Felicia Balestrere, Patrick Bayer, Hugo Cabrera, Jacob Coburn, Alexandra Connors, Sherry Cunnius, Dalton Decker, Joel Garcia, Scott Gibson, Tim Michael, Anna Price, Nina Riva, Bryan Schmidt and Derek Sommers in Kansas City. The company named Bruce Miller to its global holdings board, and hired Xan Young as a principal and director of activate for New York, Populous’ brand activation group.

Levy hired Catherine Cronin as division president for Rank & Rally.

Football
Albany AFL hired George Manias as vice president of business operations. Manias was senior director of partnership sales for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Golf
Topgolf named Chris Previte regional director of global partnerships. Previte was vice president of business development for the Columbus Crew.

Law
Cozen O’Connor hired Josh Goldenberg as part of its corporate department in its Philadelphia office. Goldenberg was associate counsel for the Minnesota Vikings.

Marketing
The Aspire Group promoted: Jeff Czachowski to director of sales and service at Eastern Michigan University; R.P. Kirtland to senior group sales consultant and Drew Whitaker to senior sales consultant at the University of Kansas; Chris Weil to senior sales consultant at Louisiana Tech University; and Julie Watson to senior sales and service consultant at Pepperdine University. The company hired: David Gissel as a sales and service consultant at the University of Idaho; Allison Bell and Nathan Hill as sales and service consultants at Eastern Michigan University; Qina Yu as database marketing and analytics coordinator at the University of Toledo; Hayley Clark as a sales and service consultant at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Alexis Melnikov as a sales and service consultant at Loyola Marymount University; Brent Martelli as a sales and service consultant at Pepperdine University; Ted Lopez as a sales and service consultant at Santa Clara University; and Justin Recktenwald as senior consultant and Peter Burton as group sales consultant at Georgia Tech.

Good Karma Brands promoted Steve Politziner to president, Tim Colligan to vice president and chief of staff, Debbie Brown to vice president of marketing, Evan Cohen to vice president of content, Emily Dillinger to vice president of communication and education and Kelli Gabel to vice president of administration and facilities.

Motorsports
The NASCAR Hall of Fame hired Thomas Jensen as curatorial affairs manager.

The National Hot Rod Association promoted Glen Cromwell to president, effective Jan. 1, and Peter Clifford to chief executive officer.

ABEND
Other
Tough Mudder hired Rich Abend as vice president of global partnerships. Abend was chief executive officer and co-founder of Spotlight Partners.

The Commonwealth Games Federation hired Ben Nichols as director of communications and public affairs. Nichols was senior media relations and communications manager for the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Panini America named Joe Reyes licenses acquisitions manager for basketball brands.

People news
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