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Executive Transactions

Excel Sports named former Fuse Dir SHAHIN RASTI Head of Partnership. With over 10 years of experience within the sports and entertainment marketing industry, his previous clients include Subway, F1, Samsung, VISA, Arsenal FC, Santander, ASICS, Allianz and FedEx. He also has provided consultancy with esports rights holders including FACEIT, SK Gaming and the UEFA eChampions League. In this new role, Shashin will support Excel's existing set of partners, bringing on new commercial partners as well as continuing to grow the organization's partnerships team (Excel Sports).

The Blackhawks promoted Dir of Hockey Administration MEGHAN HUNTER and Dir of Player Development MARK EATON to Assistant GMs of Hockey Operations & Development, development coach BRIAN CAMPBELL to Hockey Operations Adviser and scout KARILYN PILCH to Dir of Player Personnel. Eaton, Hunter and Associate GMs NORM MACIVER and JEFF GREENBERG will "form the second tier of leadership" under Blackhawks GM KYLE DAVIDSON in the team's new front-office pyramid. Eaton also will retain his role as Dir of Player Development (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 6/23).

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