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Executive Transactions

Independent Sports & Entertainment is expanding its ISE Properties division with the acquisition of operating assets of sports and entertainment sales and consulting agency Intersect Partners. With the acquisition, ISE named Intersect Partners Founder & CEO OWEN SHULL and Partner SCOTT MALAGA ISE Properties co-Heads (ISE).

EXECS: Exec search firm ZRG named Odgers Berndtson Global Partner JAMIE CRITTENBERGER Managing Dir of its newly launched Sports & Entertainment practice. Crittenberger will be based in the firm's DC office (ZRG)....The Sports Events & Tourism Association named Eugene Cascades & Coast Sports Commission Exec Dir JANIS ROSS VP/Events & Experiences (Sports ETA)....The Pirates named former Astros Dir of Int'l & Latin Player Development OZ OCAMPO Special Assistant of Player Personnel (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 1/4)....Esports organization Andbox, which serves as home to the Overwatch League's New York Excelsior and Call of Duty League's New York Subliners, named WILL CUTRONE Dir of Communications (THE DAILY)....Connect Partnership Group named Navigate Dir of Strategic Partnerships ANDREW FISHKIN Dir of Corporate Partnerships. Fishkin will work with clients such as IBM, the XFL, Envy Gaming, Virgin Fest and Topgolf (THE DAILY)....Atlanta-based marketing agency MELT named STEVE MELNYK Chief Growth Officer (, 1/5)....N.C. State Athletics named former WRAL-NBC sports anchor JEFF GRAVLEY to the newly created role of Dir of Content Strategy. Gravley spent more than 30 years working for WRAL before leaving when his contract expired at the end of '19 (Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER, 1/7).

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