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Univ. of Miami named former Seahawks Senior Advisor to the GM ALONZO HIGHSMITH GM/Football Operations, according to a source. Highsmith will work alongside coach MARIO CRISTOBAL and new AD DAN RADAKOVICH in a "scouting-intensive capacity, overseeing all recruiting operations." At the Seahawks, Highsmith worked under GM JOHN SCHNEIDER. A source said that Highsmith "sighed a multiyear contract" (MIAMI HERALD, 5/26). 

Richard Childress Racing named former Senior Dir of Marketing & Content Strategy LAUREN STREET Senior Dir of Brand & Marketing Strategy. Street previously worked for RCR for 9 years but spent '20-22 focusing on full-time parenting (LinkedIn).

TurnkeyZRG named former Ohio State Senior Associate AD/Sport Administration JOCELYN GATES VP/College & Coaching Practice. Gates will work with Managing Dir of Athletics Administration & Coaching CHAD CHATLOS, VP/Athletics Administration & Coaching KATY YOUNG STAUDT and Assistant Dir of Operations DALTON BEAL in TurnkeyZRG's coaching practice, which spans college coaches, pro coaches and other performance positions (TurnkeyZRG).

Barstool Sports promoted Dir & Head of Video DAVID BLATTMAN to Senior Dir & Head of Production (LinkedIn).

Vision Insights named former Commanders VP/Business Intelligence & Analytics ZAHEER BENJAMIN Product & Strategy President (Vision Insights). Vision Insights is a new shop formed by sports research veterans SCOTT HOROWITZ and TRACY SCHOENADEL to help properties and brands maximize their sports and entertainment marketing investments (David Broughton, SBJ).

The NFL Panthers named former Wells Fargo Championship General Office intern MARCUS MANLEY Ticket Sales & Services Associate intern (LinkedIn).

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