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Volume 23 No. 17
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On the Move

Changing places and positions around the industry

BASEBALL

The Class AAA Charleston RiverDogs hired JASON KEMPF as director of broadcasting and media relations.

The Class A-Advanced Stockton Ports named ALEC HENDEN media relations manager.

COLLEGES

The University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff named CHRIS PETERSON athletic director. Peterson was athletic director at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock.

Chicago State hired JESSICA POOLE as senior associate athletic director for external operations and revenue generation. Poole was senior associate athletic director of external relations at Florida Atlantic University.

Florida A&M University named RON REEVES associate athletic director for revenue generation. Reeves was assistant athletic director for development at Southern Illinois University.

Florida International University hired BETSY STEPHENSON as chief development officer. Stephenson was the senior director of development for major gifts at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Millsaps College named AARON PELCH athletic director.

Morehead State University named JAIME GORDON athletic director.

Seton Hall University hired TATUM COLITZ as senior associate athletic director for compliance and student-athlete development and senior woman administrator. Colitz was associate athletic director and SWA at Wagner College.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville named LAURA SMITH assistant director of external affairs.

Troy University named JONATHAN SWALLEY director of marketing and promotions for athletics.

Wake Forest University hired LINDSEY BABCOCK as deputy athletic director for internal operations and announced the resignation of Senior Associate Athletic Director BILL OAKES, effective Feb. 27. Oakes is also stepping away from his role as Winston-Salem Open tournament director. 

Winthrop University hired KELLEY KISH as senior associate athletic director for business and finance and senior woman administrator and promoted HANK HARRAWOOD to deputy athletic director.

EXECUTIVE SEARCH

Nolan Partners hired BECKY KRELL as executive assistant.

FOOTBALL

The Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village hired MICHAEL MUÑOZ as vice president, youth football and partnerships. Muñoz was previously vice president of youth football and character development for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

GOLF

The 2021 Wells Fargo Championship hired JIM CORCORAN as business development and community relations director and CARLY KENNERLY as tournament coordinator.

HOCKEY

The Los Angeles Kings hired JACK JABLONSKI as coordinator, digital content.

MARKETING

CSM Sport & Entertainment named CHRISTA CARONE president of CSM North America. Carone was president of Group Nine Media.

Engine Shop and IEG named GINA KATZMARK vice president of corporate communications. Katzmark was senior communications director at Nielsen Sports and Repucom.

MEDIA

Bleacher Report promoted STEFANIE RAPP to chief revenue officer.

NBC Sports Northwest named JERE HANKS director of sales.

ViacomCBS named JACQUELINE PARKS chief marketing officer and head of digital studios for its entertainment and youth group.

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

The Professional Fighters League named JIM TUCKER vice president of global brand partnerships.

SPORTS COMMISSIONS

The Greater Columbus Sports Commission hired CELIA ANDERSON as director of business development.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB named MIKE SOPHIA vice president of sports business development.

The Erie (Pa.) Sports Commission promoted EMILY BIDDLE to marketing and communications director and BEN HUGGLER to event services director.

Sports ETA named JANIS ROSS vice president of events and experiences. Ross was executive director for the Eugene (Ore.) Cascades & Coast Sports Commission.

TECHNOLOGY

GumGum Sports hired DOMINIC ZUCCARINI as senior vice president of sales.

AWARDS AND BOARDS

The American Brain Foundation added SEAN SANSIVERI to its board of directors. Sansiveri is vice president of business and legal affairs for the NFLPA.

OTHER

AthLife Inc. hired JACKSON MATTEO as engagement coordinator.

The Ironman Group appointed BROOKS COWAN as chief legal officer; promoted DAVE BEECHE to senior vice president; and promoted CHRIS CARTER and ASHLEY REYNOLDS to vice president.

Mecum Auctions hired JOIE CHITWOOD III as strategic adviser.

Monumental Sports & Entertainment promoted MONICA DIXON to chief administrative officer and president of external affairs and named BOB SCHNEIDER chief of staff.

WeCOACH promoted MEGAN KAHN to chief executive officer.

To have your personnel announcements included in “On The Move,” please send information to careers@sportsbusinessjournal.com.