Paul Palandjian was recently named to the USTA Tennis and Education Foundation
The New York Mets named Fernando Aquino director of market development. Aquino was press secretary of downstate press operations for New York State Senate Minority Leader Malcom Smith. South Coast League Chief Executive Officer Jamie Toole resigned. The West Coast Collegiate Baseball League hired Ken Wilson as president.
The Minnesota Lynx promoted Nicole Smith to senior manager of ticket sales and service. Facilities Daytona International Speedway promoted Brian Crichton to vice president of special events and entertainment and John Guthrie to vice president of business development and partnerships. Gateway International Raceway promoted Ron Poe to senior group account executive, and hired Melissa Bevington as a corporate account executive.
The Detroit Lions and Ford Field hired Robert Raymond as vice president of business operations. Raymond was vice president of marketing and ticket sales for the Detroit Tigers. The St. Louis Rams formed a new ticket sales department, and named Michael O’Keefe vice president of sales and Jake Bye director of ticket sales and premium seating. The team hired Evan Ardoin as community outreach assistant and Barbara Helman, Megan Knapp, Jon Kruse, David Kinsey and Nathan Schandl to its sales department. Marketing Maroon PR named Mitchell Schmale senior account executive. Schmale was an account manager for Kohn Creative. Media Comcast SportsNet Bay Area promoted Tom Pellack to vice president of marketing and creative services and Jen Franklin to director of marketing and interactive communications.
The USTA Tennis and Education Foundation named to its board Lucy Garvin, Jonathan Vegosen, Carol Kimmelman, Terry March and Paul Palandjian.