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Executive Transactions

Esports organization Cloud9 named former Flyquest CEO TRICIA SUGITA CMO (Kevin Hitt, SBJ).

DKC/DKC Sports named former Phillies Dir of Communications GREG CASTERIOTO and former NFL Dir of Communications KENLYN TYREE VPs. At the NFL, Tyree led communications on the Inspire Change social justice initiative (DKC/DKC Sports).

Dapper Labs named former DraftKings Senior Dir of Strategic Partnerships ADAM BARRICK VP/Sports & Business Development (LinkedIn).

Wichita State Univ. named former Murray State AD KEVIN SAAL AD. The hiring of Saal was the "culmination of a six-week process conducted by Parker Executive Search" (WSU).

Excel Sports management named former Launch Sports Group Head Agent DORIAN BRANCH Coordinator/Women's Basketball, former Deloitte Assistant VP & Manager ERIC HSIA Controller/Finance & Operations and former KemperLesnik Senior Account Exec MATT LORAH Senior Partnership Analyst/Branding Marketing & Analytics. Branch will be based in Atlanta and report to VP/Women's Sports ERIN KANE, Hsia will be based in N.Y. and Lorah will be based in Chicago and will report to VP/Business Intelligence GABE OTTOLINI (Excel Sports Management).

Meta named former NBA Associate Manager/Media Partnerships JORDAN BUDGET Strategic Partner Manager/North America Sports Leagues & Teams (LinkedIn).

RFK Racing named former LAA Sports & Entertainment NIL Corporate & Brand Marketing Associate FORD PUGH Fenway Sports Management Group Partner Sales Manager (LinkedIn).

Priority Sports & Entertainment named former Wasserman Football Public Relations intern ALEX SHAW Marketing Coordinator (LinkedIn).

Fox Sports named former Consumer Insights & College Sports Strategy intern ALEX SILBERSTEIN Exec Assistant/Strategy, Analytics & Talent Relations (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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