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Volume 22 No. 19
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On the Move

Changing places and positions around the industry


The Major League Baseball Players Association promoted CHRIS DAHL to director of communications, and hired JERRY CRASNICK as senior adviser for player, agent and media relations.

The New York Mets moved JOHN RICCO to senior vice president and senior strategy officer.

The United Shore Professional Baseball League promoted TAYLOR BISNACK to senior sales account representative, DILLON DUBOIS to director of ballpark operations, SEAN FLOWERDAY to vice president of finance and accounting, GABRIELA KIRKLAND to assistant director of food and beverage, NATHAN LISKA to director of food and beverage, DEREK NICHOLS to business development representative for group events, KATIE PAGE to director of marketing and MIKE ZIELINSKI to director of baseball administration; and hired NICOLE PAZZI as director of premium sales
and services


The College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association hired MATT ZIMMER as director of operations and business development and SAMANTHA BARANY as director of member and legislative services. Zimmer was vice president of sales and marketing for Dolfin Swimwear, and Barany was associate commissioner for the Colonial Athletic Association.

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference hired MAURICE WILLIAMS as assistant commissioner for media relations. Williams was assistant director of media relations at the University of Tennessee.

Women Leaders in College Sports hired CHANEL BARNES as manager of marketing and digital strategy. Barnes was assistant athletic director for student-athlete engagement and senior woman administrator at Southern Utah University.

Abilene Christian University hired STEVE HARRELL as deputy athletic director for external operations. Harrell was senior associate athletic director at Murray State University.

Fairleigh Dickinson University named BRADFORD HURLBUT athletic director. Hurlbut was deputy athletic director at Sacred Heart University.

George Mason University hired LAUREN BIRD as director of advancement. Bird was associate director of development for the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University.

The University of Hartford hired DANIELLE UPHAM as associate athletic director for athletic facilities, events and operations. Upham was director of event management at the University
of Connecticut.

The University of Kansas promoted NICOLE CORCORAN to executive associate athletic director, and hired RYAN WHITE as senior associate athletic director for development. White was senior associate athletic director for development at Ohio University.

The University of Louisville hired PAT IVEY as associate athletic director for student athlete health and performance. Ivey was associate athletic director for athletic performance at Arkansas State University.

The University of South Dakota hired KELSEY BATHKE as director of video production. Bathke was assistant director of video production at the University of Maryland.

The University of South Florida hired MEREDITH SCERBA as senior associate athletic director for external relations. Scerba was director of community relations for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi hired LIZZIE GOMEZ as deputy athletic director for internal operations and senior woman administrator. Gomez was associate athletic director for internal operations and senior woman administrator at California State University, Northridge.


The PGA Tour promoted DAN GLOD to senior vice president of global sponsorship strategy and development and ALEX BALDWIN to president of the Tour. Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer JOE ARCURI stepped down from his position. 


GMR Marketing promoted ELKE JONES to chief strategy officer and CAMERON WAGNER and ALEX BEER to chief client officers.

Learfield IMG College promoted STEVE SILVA to general manager for Brown Bears Sports Properties at Brown University, and hired PATTI THURMON as general manager for Warhawk Sports Properties at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. 

Scout Sports and Entertainment promoted CARRIE SKILLMAN to vice president, CATHRYN CARDILLO to supervisor of events and DINO KOUTSOURIS to account director; and hired CASEY MADURA as event coordinator and BEN FINKELSTEIN and JUSTIN MARKO to account coordinators.


Sports Illustrated hired JASON SCHWARTZ as senior editor for investigations and enterprise.

Turner promoted MARYBETH STROBEL to senior vice president of ad innovation for Turner Ignite and SETH COLE to senior vice president of brand partnerships for Turner Ignite Sports.


The San Jose Earthquakes promoted SARAH FRASER to director of marketingJAKE PISANI to director of communicationsLUKE DE VOGELAERE to director of event operationsRAUL BUENO to director of stadium operationsALYSSA VILLARUZ to director of account servicePAUL DEWHURST to digital marketing managerCHARLOTTE MUSCROFT to marketing communications manager and RYAN MORFIN to manager of event operations; and hired MARCO GUTIERREZ as digital marketing coordinator and JADE SANFORD as account executive of season pass sales.

Orlando City SC hired PEDRO FRANKLIN DE ARAUJO as senior vice president of marketing and brand


Magic Johnson Enterprises promoted CHRISTINA FRANCIS to president.

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