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Greg Bader Credit: Orioles
T.J. Brightman Credit: Orioles
Andrea Gaudenzi Credit: ATP
Jennifer Grondahl Credit: Orioles
David Michael Credit: XFL
David Pemsel Credit: EPL
Lisa Tolson Credit: Orioles



Greg Bader promoted to SVP, Administration & Experience, Baltimore Orioles; Bader was also named to the Orioles’ newly formed senior management team reporting to John Angelos, EVP (link)

Chaim Bloom hired as Boston Red Sox new Chief Baseball Officer from SVP, Baseball Operations at the MLB Tampa Bay Rays; in addition, the team promotes Assistant GM Brian O’Halloran to GM (link)

Paul Boe named President, PowerBilt Holdings, from Sr. Manager, Product Development – OGIO Brand at Callaway Golf (link)

T.J. Brightman joins the Baltimore Orioles as SVP, Chief Revenue Officer, from President, A. Bright Idea Advertising & PR; Brightman was also named to the Orioles’ newly formed senior management team reporting to John Angelos, EVP (link)

Andrea Gaudenzi was appointed Chairman of the ATP for a four-year term, beginning Jan 1, 2020 (link)

Jennifer Grondahl promoted to SVP, Community Development & Communications, Baltimore Orioles; Grondahl was also named to the Orioles’ newly formed senior management team reporting to John Angelos, EVP (link)

David Michael named Chief Technology Officer for the XFL, from Chief Information Officer for The Madison Square Garden Co. (link)

Mark Parker, CEO of Nike, will shift from CEO to Executive Chair, and company director John Donahue, will become President and CEO, from President and CEO of ServiceNow, Inc., both moves effective Jan 13, 2020 (link)

David Pemsel tabbed Chief Executive Officer by the (English) Premier League, from CEO of Guardian Media Group (GMG) (link)

Kevin Plank, founder of Under Armour, announced Oct 22, 2019, that he will step down from CEO to become Executive Chair and Brand Chief effective Jan 1, 2020; current COO Patrik Frisk will move to CEO & President (link)

Lisa Tolson, who was promoted to SVP, Human Resources, Baltimore Orioles earlier in 2019, was named to the Orioles’ newly formed senior management team reporting to John Angelos, EVP (link)


Oct 15, 2019: Wilson’s EvoShield becomes Official Lacrosse Protective Equipment Supplier of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) to launch the company’s marketing efforts in lacrosse.

Oct 16, 2019: Independent baseball’s Frontier League and Can-Am League announce they will merge for the 2020 season. Joining the Frontier League’s nine ballclubs will be five Can-Am: the New Jersey Jackals, Quebec Capitales, Rockland Boulders, Sussex County Miners and Trois-Rivieres Aigles. They will play in the new Can-Am Division, joined by the Washington Wild Things and Lake Erie Crushers. The seven remaining Frontier teams (Evansville Otters, Florence Freedom, Gateway Grizzlies, Joliet Slammers, Schaumburg Boomers, Southern Illinois Miners and Windy City ThunderBolts) will compete in the Midwest Division.

Oct 22, 2019: The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) awards Louisville, Ky., the NWSL’s fourth expansion team. Louisville is set to begin play in the 2021 season at Lynn Family Stadium, the soccer-specific, 14,000 seat venue opening Spring 2020. Soccer Holdings, LLC, the ownership group for USL Louisville City FC, will own and run the new franchise. Team name, logo, crest, colors, etc. will be announced “later this year.”

Oct 28, 2019: The Arena Football League (AFL) released a statement that the league was closing all team services and business operations units effective immediately. For the time being the league would not be suspending all league operations, and that it expects “that decision to be made within the next few weeks.”


Oct 10, 2019: PepsiCo and its Frito-Lay division are named exclusive soft drink and salty snacks partner for SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park and new tenants in 2020, the Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams. As a Founding Partner, PepsiCo gains category-exclusive marketing, sponsorship and promotional rights across the development; certain soft drink and snacking rights for SoFi Stadium, the performance venue and American Airlines Plaza; and host a 46,000-square-foot culinary and entertainment activation space in the stadium’s south zone.

Oct 22, 2019: Qualtrics and the Utah Jazz extend their jersey patch deal two additional years through the 2022-23 season. Rather than promote the Qualtrics name and brand with the patch, the software company donates the space for the cancer research campaign, “5 For The Fight.” It is the only NBA jersey patch dedicated to a cause. The original three-year deal, announced Feb 13, 2017, had one year remaining.

Oct 30, 2019: Schafer Condon Carter (SCC) named agency of record for Pacers Sports & Entertainment. SCC will be be responsible for driving creative and strategy for all Pacers Sports & Entertainment affiliates, including expanding the Indiana Pacers “We Grow Basketball Here” campaign (2019-20 season theme: “Indiana Style”), driving fan engagement and ticket sales and assisting the Pacers with major events, including the 70th NBA All Star Game.


Oct 28, 2019: New York Road Runners announce Volvo Cars as new Strategic Partner & Official Vehicle of TCS New York City Marathon. Volvo will also serve as the presenting partner of NYRR Virtual Racing Powered by Strava. This is the marathon’s first vehicle sponsor since Toyota in 2014.


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Updated: Nov 6, 2019