The Milwaukee Brewers hired Octavio Castro as vice president of human resources. Castro was vice president of human resources at Marquette University.
The Texas Rangers named Neil Leibman chief operating officer. Leibman will continue to serve as chairman of the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation.
The Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena hired David Garcia as vice president of guest experience. Garcia was director of fan experience for AMB Sports & Entertainment.
The Charlotte Hornets hired Mitch Kupchak as president of basketball operations and general manager. Kupchak was formerly general manager for the Los Angeles Lakers.
The American Athletic Conference hired Bryan Platt as supervisor of football officials.
Arkansas State University promoted Carlos McCants to assistant athletic director for development and lettermen relations, and hired Liz Woidt as associate director of development. Woidt was assistant director for the Seahawk Club at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
The University of California, Berkeley, hired Jim Knowlton as athletic director. Knowlton was athletic director at the United States Air Force Academy.
The University of California, Riverside, hired Wes Mallette as senior associate athletic director for external relations. Mallette was vice president of communications for Pac-12 Networks.
George Washington University named Tanya Vogel athletic director. Vogel was serving as interim athletic director.
The University of Maryland promoted Matt Monroe to associate athletic director for annual giving and ticket operations, and hired Laura Chiriaco as executive director of the M Club and director of alumni engagement. Chiriaco was an account specialist for Discovery Communications.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington promoted Adam Fearing to director of development for athletics.
Microsoft Theater and L.A. Live promoted Don Graham to Microsoft Theater general manager, Russell Gordon to Microsoft Theater vice president and assistant general manager, Maria Fulay to senior director of box office and ticketing, Shelby Russell to senior vice president for L.A. Live marketing and L.A. Live Cinemas, Ryan Golden to vice president for L.A. Live events, Sean Otrakul to manager for L.A. Live marketing and Morgan Helsom to assistant manager for L.A. Live marketing.
Oak View Group hired Dan Shell as head of its new college-focused division.
The PGA of America has named Loritz Clark manager of the PGA Minority Collegiate Championship.
Creative Artists Agency promoted Rachel Feucht to executive in CAA hockey, Kirsten Polley to agent in CAA’s sports media and news department, Bernard Tyler to executive in CAA brand consulting and Kiran Vora to executive in CAA sports property sales.
Freaks 4U Gaming hired Marco Niemann as head of new business and strategy. Niemann was head of global sponsorship for Turtle Entertainment.
Learfield promoted Britt Oligschlaeger to vice president and Missouri Valley Conference market director, Landon Day to vice president and Big Sky market director and Tony Soares to vice president and Big West market director. Mike Haake was hired as vice president and Texas market director.
POV Sports Marketing hired Katie Rose Thornton as vice president of strategy and account management and Jennifer Conger as client services specialist.
Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment hired Glen Schorr as general manager at Towson University, Jesse Whalen as director of sales at Georgia State University and Levi McDaniel as an account executive at Samford University.
McLaren promoted Zak Brown to chief executive officer for its Formula One team and Jonathan Neale to chief operating officer for the McLaren Group.
Western & Southern Open Chief Executive Officer Elaine Bruening retired.
Awards and Boards
Bandwagon named Carri Allen Jones to its board of advisers.
ANC named Taylor Khan communications administrator and Adam Beizer financial analyst.