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Executive Transactions

The Buffalo Groupe has acquired communications firm Rawle Murdy, making it the newest division of the company and expanding the company's holdings. Rawle Murdy will operate as an independent agency based out of Charleston, S.C., with Managing Dir BRUCE MURDY continuing in his role (Buffalo Groupe).

EXECS: Nike named Kohl's Chief Technology & Information Officer RATNAKAR LAVU to the newly created position of Global Chief Digital Information Officer. Lavu will report to Nike COO ERIC SPRUNK and will start June 17 (Nike)....The Atlantic 10 Conference named Univ. of Colorado Dir of Player Development SEAN KEARNEY Associate Commissioner/Men's Basketball. Kearney will oversee all aspects of the conference's men's basketball operations (A10)....The ACC named DEBBIE WILLIAMSON Supervisor of Women's Basketball Officials. She currently serves as Coordinator of Women's Basketball Officials for the AAC, Atlantic 10, Big East, Ivy League and Metro Atlantic Athletic Conferences (ACC)....The Heat named Texas A&M Ventures VP & GM GLEN OSKIN III VP/Corporate Partnerships & Activation (Heat)....Georgia Southern Univ. promoted Associate AD/PR & Communications BRYAN JOHNSTON to AD TOM KLEINLEIN's Exec staff (GSU)....Scout Sports & Entertainment named the following: JACK ANESER Analytics Coordinator; KATIE LAFEMINA Strategy & Development Coordinator; MICHELLE DEVRIENDT Events Coordinator; CATHERINE BARBER Account Coordinator; LEXIE CIPA Account Coordinator; and DENA HASSAN Exec Assistant (THE DAILY).

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