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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).

IDEAQUEST EXPANDS: Circuit of the Americas CRO TIM PRUKOP is joining IdeaQuest as the N.J.-based agency’s first Chief Business Officer. Prukop is opening an office in Austin and will continue to service some of those COTA sponsors, along with concentrating on business development. IdeaQuest also recently added JON LEVINE as Senior VP/Brand Consulting (Terry Lefton, SBJ).

LABOR MOVES: CAA Sports promoted JEN (ENTIN) KARDOSH to Head of Hockey Operations, Marketing & Client Management. Kardosh will oversee day-to-day operations of CAA Hockey (Liz Mullen, SBJ)....The Familie hired JONATHAN WALL, who most recently worked at law firm Paul, Weiss Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, as an NBA agent (Liz Mullen, SBJ).

EXECS: Broadcast solutions company Gravity Media named TED GRIGGS Managing Dir of U.S. Business. Griggs comes from NBC Sports Group, where he was Group President and Strategic Production & Programming Leader since '16 (Gravity Media)....San Diego State named former Boise State AD CURT APSEY Exec Associate AD/Development (SDSU)...BASS promoted longtime Bassmaster Opens Series Senior Tournament Manager CHRIS BOWES to VP/Tournaments and Tournament Dir for the Bassmaster Classic. In the newly created role, Bowes will also collaborate across departments as part of the BASS exec leadership team. (BASS)....The International Surfing Association named former Vans LATAM Marketing Manager FEDERICO FERRONI Marketing & Media Manager, effective immediately (ISA).

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