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People: Executive transactions

Texas Rangers senior executive vice president Jim Sundberg will retire at the end of the season.


The Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center promoted Fred Mangione to chief operating officer, Mike Zavodsky to executive vice president of global partnerships, Brian Basloe to chief strategy officer of suite and ticket sales, Andrew Schwartz to senior vice president of global partnerships, Kari Cohen to vice president and assistant general counsel, Randy Lewis to vice president of global marketing,
Tyrel Kirkham to vice president of global merchandising, and Paul Koehler to vice president and controller. The organization also named Mark Toffolo vice president of global partnerships.

The Portland Trail Blazers promoted Joe Cronin to director of player personnel.

The Detroit Pistons named Brian Wright assistant general manager. Wright was director of college scouting for the Orlando Magic.

The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association named Danielle Donehew executive director. Donehew was associate commissioner of the American Athletic Conference.

Mayweather Promotions named Bruce Binkow consultant. Binkow was most recently chief operating officer of Golden Boy Promotions.

Hampton University named Eugene Marshall Jr. athletic director. Marshall was interim deputy athletic director at Queens College.

Murray State University reorganized its athletic department and named Steve Harrell associate athletic director for external affairs, Meagan Short assistant athletic director for academics and Brad Corbin assistant athletic director for compliance.

Temple University promoted Tim Thiess to associate athletic director of finance and administration.

The Northeast-10 Conference named Kerri Fagan associate commissioner for sport administration and championships. Fagan was associate athletic director and senior woman administrator at Hamilton College.

Northern Illinois University named Morris White III assistant athletic director for marketing and game experience. White was director of marketing and promotions at Murray State University.

The University of Georgia named Ronnie Letson director of player personnel for football. Letson was wide receivers coach at Samford University.

The University of Houston named Bruce Gregory associate athletic director for auxiliary services. Gregory was senior associate athletic director for internal operations at Coastal Carolina University.

The University of Memphis named Thomas Carrier assistant athletic director for events and facilities. Carrier was senior manager of event operations at FedEx Forum.

Virginia Tech promoted Reyna Gilbert-Lowry to associate athletic director of student-athlete development and Danny White to assistant athletic director of student-athlete development.

Rice University named Tanner Gardner senior associate athletic director and chief revenue officer, effective Aug. 1.

Sierra College named Lucas Moosman athletic director, effective later this summer. Moosman was associate athletic director for student-athlete support services at San Diego State University.

QuintEvents named Tim Connolly principal. Connolly was vice president of sales and marketing of the Green Bay Packers.

Sport Graphics named Terry Powers vice president of client services. Powers was vice president of operations for the 500 Festival.

Sq1, a Dallas-based digital advertising agency, named Eric Doust vice president of global marketing. Doust will lead the company’s new sports division. Doust was senior director of national accounts for the Craft Brew Alliance.

The Washington Redskins named Scott McCall marketing manager for Redskins Salute, their new military appreciation club. McCall was a mass communication specialist in the U.S. Navy.

The NFL named Charles Way head of its player engagement department. Way was director of player development for the New York Giants.

The PGA Tour Valspar Championship named Tracy West tournament director. West was senior director of development for the Red Sox Foundation.

PowerBilt Golf named Mike Gorton its Tour representative.

The Arizona Coyotes named Darcy Regier senior vice president and assistant general manager, and Cale Hulse senior adviser of business development and alumni relations. Regier was general manager of the Buffalo Sabres, and Hulse was a partner with Nelson Financial Group and is a former NHL player.

The Tampa Bay Lightning named Jay Feaster executive director of community hockey development. Feaster most recently was general manager of the Calgary Flames.

The Vancouver Canucks named John Weisbrod vice president of player personnel. Weisbrod was assistant general manager of player personnel for the Calgary Flames.

The WHL’s Portland Winterhawks named Jamie Kompon general manager and head coach. Kompon was an assistant coach with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Horse Racing
Del Mar Thoroughbred Co. named David Jerkens racing secretary. Jerkens was racing secretary at Golden Gate Fields.

The New York Racing Association named John Durso Jr. director of communications and media relations. Durso was senior director of communications for New Jersey Transit.

NASCAR promoted Patrick Rogers to senior director of driver marketing services, Evan Parker to senior director of brand platforms and Scott Warfield to senior director of social media and broadcast communications. NASCAR Digital Media promoted Brian Herbst to senior director of content rights and partnerships, Mike Sales to director of design and Donald Baal to senior manager of database marketing.

Richard Childress Racing promoted Torrey Galida to president, and Richard Childress added the title of chairman to his role as chief executive officer.

USA Rugby named Bob Latham chairman, Robert Kimmit to the board of directors, Pam Kosanke to the international athlete position on the board and Will Chang chairman of the executive committee.

English Premier League Chairman Anthony Fry stepped down because of illness.

MLS and Soccer United Marketing named Seth Bacon senior vice president of media. Bacon was managing director of broadcasting for NASCAR.

MLS’s Sporting Kansas City named Courtney Moser, Gabriel Quintero and Fred Saporito sales associates.

Sporting Goods and Apparel
Nike appointed Reenie Benziger vice president of global apparel and named Carl Grebert vice president and general manager of global young athletes.

David Baxter, Adidas America vice president and head of sports performance and the sports licensed division, left the company.

Fanatics named Chris Orton chief marketing and chief revenue officer. Orton was president and chief operations officer at Orbitz.

Point 3 Basketball named Mikko Simon vice president of marketing. Simon was global digital marketing manager for Amer Sports Corp.

Korn Ferry named Chad Chatlos a principal of the firm’s sports practice.

Pegasus Lodges, a surfing-centric resort company, named Bobby Brewer vice president of marketing. Brewer was vice president for Premier Management Group.

Provider of 50/50 raffles Pointstreak named Peter Luukko executive chairman. Luukko was president of the Philadelphia Flyers.

St. Vincent Sports Performance named Kacey Oiness sport and performance psychologist. Oiness was assistant director of psychological resources for the University of Oklahoma athletic department.

Twitter named Anthony Noto chief financial officer. Noto was a managing director at Goldman Sachs.

Awards and Boards
The Big Sky Committee for the Winter Games named Jeff Ruffolo and Michael Miller to its board of directors. Ruffolo was senior expert of media and communications for the 2008 Beijing organizing committee. Miller is president and chief executive officer of marketing agency Big Sky Enterprises.

The L.A. Sports Council named Richard Corgel vice chairman. The council also named Michelle DeMott, Dan Stimmler and O.D. Vincent to its board of directors. Corgel is executive director of Ernst & Young, DeMott is vice president of Fairplex, Stimmler is chief operating officer of Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena, and Vincent is executive director of the Northern Trust Open.

Nike appointed John Donahoe to its board of directors. Donahoe is president and chief executive officer of eBay.

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