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Executive Transactions

Endeavor Group Holdings combined On Location and IMG's events group and named PAUL CAINE President and JON LAVALLEE CFO of the new division. Caine was previously On Location President and Lavallee was previously On Location CFO prior to Endeavor acquiring On Location in January '20 (Bret McCormick, SBJ).

The New York Road Runners named Chair NNENNA LYNCH BOD Chair. She will become the first woman and first African American in the position. Lynch will succeed GEORGE HIRSCH in June '23 after formal approval of the BOD at its annual meeting. Hirsch, who has served for 17 years, will become Chair Emeritus (NYRR).

Excel Sports Management named former SNY Graphic Designer ALEX GOMEZ Creative Coordinator, former MVP Sports Group Marketing Manager MIKE HARRIS Talent Marketing Senior Manager and Tribute Sports Management Founder CHRIS RIVERS Senior Dir of Basketball. Gomez will be based in N.Y. and report to Creative Dir MICHAEL DAWSON. Harris will be based in N.Y. and report to Partner ALAN ZUCKER. Rivers will work remote and report to agents SAM GOLDFEDER and MIKE LINDEMAN (Excel Sports Management). 

The Hurricanes promoted Senior Business Strategy & Data Analyst CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI to Dir of Business Strategy & Analytics (LinkedIn).

MLS and Soccer United Marketing named DYLAN GOODWIN Brand Alliances Coordinator (LinkedIn).

The Lakers named former A's Manager of Photography/Brand MICHELLE MINAHEN Senior Marketing Manager (LinkedIn).

GMR Marketing named former Kroenke Sports & Entertainment Partnership Marketing Account Manager BROOKE ROSENBERG Partnership Management Account Supervisor (LinkedIn).

DKC Sports promoted Account Coordinator JULIA WAY to Account Exec (LinkedIn).

UBS Arena named former Chelsea Piers Dir of Facility Operations & Maintenance RYAN MCCORMICK Ice Operations Senior Manager (LinkedIn).

USA Baseball named former Fiesta Bowl Communications & Social Media Manager ALEX NASH Social Media Dir (LinkedIn).

These career changes are recorded every day in the SBJ Atlas Executive Directory. With more than 60,000 contacts curated over 15 years and boosted by the power of Inside View, the SBJ Atlas Executive Directory provides clients with a searchable database of the most relevant executives.

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