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Executive Transactions

The Aspire Group promoted CEO BILL DUFFY to Vice Chair. Duffy will assume his new role on Jan. 1 and will remain actively involved in bringing in new business and relevant client partner projects. Aspire also promoted COO BILL FAGAN to CEO, effective Jan. 1. Fagan joined Aspire in '09 and was the company's first employee (Aspire).

EXECS: NFL Players Inc. President AHMAD NASSAR will be CEO of newly formed OneTeam, while RedBird Operating Partner and former Browns Exec VP & Chief Revenue Officer BRENT STEHLIK will be President (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 11/18)....Advocacy group Global Citizen named former Fox Networks Group Exec VP/Global Solutions DANIELLE MAGED to the newly created position of Chief Growth Officer (CABLEFAX DAILY, 11/18)....Newly rebranded IndyCar team Arrow McLaren SP has hired CSM Sport & Entertainment motorsports division GM ASHLEE HUFFMAN as Managing Dir of Commercial. Huffman, an SBJ "Game Changer" in ’18, formerly worked with McLaren Racing CEO ZAK BROWN at the Just Marketing Int'l motorsports marketing agency, which was eventually sold to CSM and re-branded (Adam Stern, THE DAILY)....The Whitecaps named former Bundesliga club FC Schalke 04 Senior Dir of Professional Football AXEL SCHUSTER Sporting Dir (Whitecaps)....The Pirates have "parted ways" with VP & Assistant GM KYLE STARK (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 11/16)....The CFL named GREG QUICK to the newly created position of Dir of Global Scouting (CFL).

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