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Executive Transactions

The USTA named PATRICK GALBRAITH Board Chair & President. Galbraith succeeds KATRINA ADAMS, who "served an unprecedented two consecutive terms." Galbraith has served on the board "in various capacities" for 12 years, and will begin his two-year term Jan. 1 (AP, 11/27).

EXECS: Asics named Under Armour GM & Senior Dir of Sales SEAN MANNION VP/Sales. Mannion will lead and oversee all commerce functions for the brand in the U.S. Mannion also previously worked at Nike and Saucony (Asics)....Artificial intelligence-focused sports production tech company Pixellot has hired DAVID SHAPIRO as President of its U.S. youth division and Head of U.S. Sales. Shapiro previously was CEO of youth sports company Steel Sports. The Israel-based Pixellot earlier this year closed a $30M Series B funding round led by Shamrock Capital Advisors (Eric Fisher, THE DAILY)....The Mets named Red Sox Senior VP/Player Personnel ALLARD BAIRD VP & Assistant GM/Scouting & Player Development. Baird was previously the Royals' GM from June '00 to May 06. Baird "spent the past 12 years" with the Red Sox (AP, 11/28)....The Flyers fired Dir of Player Personnel & Assistant GM CHRIS PRYOR yesterday. Pryor had spent 20 years with the team and was the "right-hand man" for former GM RON HEXTALL (, 11/28)....Dallas-based construction firm Beck Group CEO FRED PERPALL was nominated to join the USGA exec committee (, 11/27)....Valparaiso named St. Bonaventure Associate AD/Compliance SARAH PRUESS Associate AD/Compliance & Senior Woman Admin (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 11/28)....Single-A Florida State League President KEN CARSON will retire after the '19 season (, 11/28).

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