ROSTER MOVES (August 2019)

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Jessica Berman Credit: NLL
Rob Carolla Credit: XFL
Michelle DeLancy Credit: XFL
Mike Gordon Credit: NU Properties
Len Mead Credit: XFL
Paul Sexton-Chadwick Credit: DAZN
Pete Tenney Credit: XFL

 

PEOPLE

Jessica Berman named Deputy Commissioner & EVP, Business Affairs, at National Lacrosse League (NLL) from Vice President, Community Development, Culture & Growth/Executive Director, NHL Foundation at National Hockey League (NHL) (link)

Rob Carolla tabbed Director, Communications & Media Relations for the Dallas Renegades, from Director, Communications for College Football 150th Anniversary

Stefanie Clemons named Chief Financial Officer of the Cleveland Cavaliers, from CFO at Ross Environmental Services (link)

Michelle DeLancy named Sr. Director, Marketing for the Seattle Dragons, from GM, ABC Creators

Mike Gordon named General Manager, Northwestern University Properties (Learfield IMG College), from President, Chicago Wolves (link)

Len Mead becomes VP, Media Partnerships for XFL, from GM, NBC Sports Northwest

Andrew Miller hired as Chief Operating Officer of the Minnesota Vikings, from EVP, Business Operations at Toronto Blue Jays (link)

Paul Sexton-Chadwick becomes SVP, Commercial Propositions, at DAZN, from leading the Sky Ticket OTT launch for Sky Broadcasting (link)

Pete Tenney, joins Seattle Dragons as Director, Content Production & Operations, to lead the team’s content and production department, from Creative Director, NFL Players Association

LEAGUES & TEAMS

On Aug. 5, 2019, the Oakland Raiders and Allegiant Air announced an agreement on naming rights for the under-construction Las Vegas Stadium. Going forward, the stadium will be known as Allegiant Stadium. Legends Global Partnerships represented the Raiders as the stadium’s official premium ticketing and sponsorships agency. (link)

On Aug. 14, 2019, Roc Nation announced a “long-term partnership” with the National Football League, as the NFL’s “official Live Music Entertainment Strategists” where the two “will work together to create and distribute music content across multiple music streaming services for a variety of initiatives.” This will include the NFL’s Inspire Change initiative and curating unofficial anthems from select artists to be played during NFL broadcasts, a podcasting platform for players (“Beyond the Field”) and a “visual album” of Super Bowl halftime shows plus a new Pro Bowl Community Concert. (link)

On Aug. 20, 2019, Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber announced that MLS awarded an expansion team to the city of St. Louis. Owners will include Enterprise Holdings Foundation president Carolyn Kindle Betz and six other female members of the Taylor family, making it the first female majority-owned club in MLS history. The team will begin MLS play in 2022 in a new soccer stadium located in the Downtown West district of St. Louis.

MEDIA

On Aug. 22, 2019, digital media company p1440 announced it had acquired VolleyballMag.com and will assume the publication’s digital assets, subscriber base, intellectual property, and decades of volleyball content and media assets, in addition to keeping on the publication’s veteran editorial team. (link)


Updated: September 4, 2019