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Volume 22 No. 12
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On the Move

Changing places and positions around the industry

Baseball

The Arizona Diamondbacks promoted NONA LEE to executive vice president.

The Class AAA Pacific Coast League Omaha Storm Chasers promoted ANDREW ASBURY to marketing and promotions manager; SCOTT POPP to video and multimedia coordinator; NICK SANDBERG to promotions and game operations manager; CORY LIVINGSTON to client services manager; SCOTT ROWEDDER to head groundskeeper; and TOM WALTER to grounds manager. The team also hired ZACH ZILER as group sales manager; STEPHEN MAYES as group ticket sales executive; MICHAEL MCCOY as ticket operation assistant; LAURA WARNOCK as human resources manager; MITCH CUNNINGHAM as retail operations coordinator; and LAUREN KIRK as creative services manager.

Basketball

The National Basketball Association promoted ORIS STUART to executive vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer.

Football

The Carolina Panthers hired MARK HART as vice president of development. Hart was vice president of business and development for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Gaming

Esports team Immortals named founder NOAH WHINSTON executive chairman and ARI SEGAL chief executive officer.

Golf

The PGA of America promoted JIMMY TERRY to senior director of PGA Golf Properties and JEREMY WIERNASZ to general manager and director of golf operations for the PGA Golf Club.

Hockey

The Columbus Blue Jackets promoted KATHRYN DOBBS to senior vice president and chief marketing officer, J.D. KERSHAW to vice president of operations and development and BRETT DYMEK to season ticket account specialist; and hired JEFF LESKO as director of new business development, NATE BELL as manager of new business development, COURTNEY CRUM as group sales coordinator, MARK KIJOWSKI as group event specialist, SARAH PAGE as ticket sales and service coordinator, WYATT BAMFIELD as ticket operations coordinator, BRITTANY ANDREWS as season ticket account specialist and STEVEN WILHELM
as group event specialist.

The Philadelphia Flyers hired BRENT FLAHR as vice president and assistant general manager. Flahr was senior vice president of hockey operations for the Minnesota Wild.

Marketing

Collegiate Sports Management Group promoted KELLY CLINE to strategic marketing and event planning associate.

Media

The Big Ten Network named FRANCOIS MCGILLICUDDY president. McGillicuddy was senior vice president and general manager for Fox Sports Ohio and SportsTime Ohio.

Multiteam Companies

Comcast Spectacor hired VALERIE CAMILLO as president of business operations for the Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Center. Camillo was chief revenue and marketing officer for the Washington Nationals.

The Madison Square Garden Co. hired GERALDINE CALPIN as executive vice president and chief marketing officer. Calpin was chief marketing officer for Europe and Australia for WeWork.

Olympics

The Canadian Olympic Committee named DAVID SHOEMAKER chief executive officer and secretary general, effective Jan. 7. Shoemaker was formerly chief executive officer for NBA China.

Soccer

USL League One North Texas Soccer Club named MATT DENNY general manager. Denny was director of group ticket sales for FC Dallas.

USL League One Orlando City B hired OGUCHI ONYEWU as sporting director.

USL League One FC Tucson named JON PEARLMAN director of soccer operations.

Awards and Boards

The National Basketball Players Association Foundation named RAY ALLEN to its board of directors.

Haymon Sports named BRETT YORMARK, BSE Global chief executive officer, to lead its newly established advisory board.

Other

The American Gaming Association hired BILL MILLER as president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 14. 

ANC named REBECCA LEE experiential designer.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency hired ADAM WOULLARD as director of communications and SKIP GILBERT
as managing director of operations, marketing and development.

BodyArmor named BRENT HASTIE president, effective March 2019. Hastie was chief financial and supply chain officer for Coca-Cola North America.

Ironman promoted KIM AQABLI to senior vice president of finance; DIANA BERTSCH to senior vice president of world championship events; BROOKS COWAN to senior vice president of legal; and ELIZABETH O’BRIEN to senior vice president of financial planning and strategy.

Shriners Hospitals for Children hired BOB ROLLER as national director of sports marketing. Roller was athletic director at Campbell University.

Stats hired DERK OSENBERG as director of sales.

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