Executive Transactions

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The MEAC named SONJA STILLS its next commissioner, effect Jan. 1. Stills, who was identified by Parker Executive Search, becomes the first female commissioner in MEAC and HBCU D-I history. She is currently MEAC Chief of Staff, COO & Dir of Esports ( MEAC )....

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The Jazz named CFP Chief Operating Officer ANDREA WILLIAMS Chief Experience Officer, a newly created position focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion. Williams begins as CXO on Nov. 29 and will report to Jazz President JIM OLSON . In addition to leading...

Monday, October 25, 2021

The U.S. Soccer Federation named KELLY HIGGINS VP/Partnership Marketing and DAN GAIMAN VP/Partnership Development as the governing body prepares to retain both its commercial and media rights beginning in '23. Higgins, who most recently served as Senior Dir of Team Partnerships...

Friday, October 22, 2021

Former U.S. Rep. TOM ROONEY  was named successor to ALEX WALDROP as President & CEO of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association. Waldrop will retire at the end of '21. In the coming months the NTRA plans to open an office in DC, where it will focus...

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Longtime ad sales exec SETH WINTER will retire from Fox Sports in February. Winter joined Fox Sports in January '19 as Exec VP/Sales after a two-decade stint heading up NBC Sports' ad sales business. Fox promoted MARK EVANS to take over...

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

AMB Sports & Entertainment promoted Mercedes-Benz Stadium Dir of Community Activation LATONDA HENDERSON to VP/Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. She will also oversee the AMBSE DEI Council established in spring '20. Henderson has been with AMBSE since '17 ( AMBSE ). EXECS : ...

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The NWSL’s board of governors named MARLA MESSING interim CEO of the league. Messing, an MLS senior league exec in the late '90s and key official in two FIFA World Cups between '94 and '99, will “oversee the day-to-day operations and work in close coordination with the...

Monday, October 18, 2021

The Nationals named Fox Sports Senior Manager for Media Relations VALERIE TODRYK KREBS Exec Dir of Communications, effective immediately. She will head up day-to-day comms on the business side for the MLB club ( SBJ ). EXECS : Under Armour "has created a new role,"...

Friday, October 15, 2021

XFL President & CEO JEFFREY POLLACK has left the league as its owners continue to chart a new path toward a relaunch, multiple sources said. Pollack, who was first hired in January '19 as President & COO, oversaw the league through its short-circuited season in...

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Spurs Sports & Entertainment named Umoja CEO DR. KARA ALLEN  to the newly created position of Chief Impact Officer. Allen will report to Spurs Sports & Entertainment CEO R.C. BUFORD and will lead all aspects of community and societal impact, including Spurs Give, diversity, equity, inclusion...