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Executive Transactions

Kosmos Tennis named Barcelona Open Tournament Dir DAVID FERRER to the same position for the Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals. The former World No. 3 Ferrer has had a 16-year involvement with the competition, having played 20 Davis Cup ties for Spain, lifting the trophy on three occasions (Kosmos Tennis).

The NHL named former Audacy Account Exec/National Partnerships MATT FARRELL Business Development Manager (LinkedIn).

F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix named former Topgolf Dir of Marketing/International Franchisees & U.S. Flagships DENNIS LAFONTAINE VP/Marketing & PR (LinkedIn).

Genesco Sports Enterprises named WISE DFW VP JAMIE WOLFE VP/Research & Insights (LinkedIn).

VSiN named former PointsBet VP/Content LEN MEAD VP & GM. He will oversee all aspects of VSiN's operation, "charged with continuing to innovate the network's presentation and grow its audience" (, 6/16).

CSM Sport & Entertainment named former Evil Geniuses Dir of Corporate Partnerships BRIAN MILLMAN VP/Properties & Brand Strategy (CSM).

The Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham promoted Assistant AD/Development JAY ANDERSON to Associate AD & Senior Dir of Development (LinkedIn).

Circuit of The Americas promoted Senior Manager of Event Sales BETHANY BARRAR to Dir of Event Sales (LinkedIn).

The ECHL Orlando Solar Bears named former AHL Bridgeport Sound Tigers assistant coach MATT CARKNER head coach & GM. In addition to coaching the Solar Bears, Carkner will be responsible for overseeing the club's hockey operations -- including managing support staff, recruiting and signing players and coordinating with both the Lightning and AHL Syracuse Crunch as the coach of Tampa Bay's ECHL affiliate -- and supporting the local youth hockey initiatives of the Solar Bears (Solar Bears).

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