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Realife Tech adding key execs from recently shuttered Experience

Daily / Thursday, May 6, 2021
Realife Tech is adding several key principals from Experience in light of the latter's recent closure. Realife is a platform specializing in mobile app personalization and commerce solutions for venues. RICK CABRERA is joining as RLT’s full-time CTO, running the entire tech and engineering teams in London...

SBJ Live with Conference USA's Wesley Nakwaasah

Daily / Wednesday, May 5, 2021
SBJ Live on Instagram is a content series that proactively engages with a young audience interested in sports business. We will speak to various members of the sports industry in an open and appealing way, discussing their experiences and key learnings. Join us...

Executive Transactions

Daily / Wednesday, May 5, 2021
The NFL hired former PRESIDENT OBAMA 's Communications Dir KATIE HILL to lead day-to-day PR as Senior VP/Communications. She will report to NFL Exec VP/Communications, Public Affairs & Policy and Health & Safety Initiatives JEFF MILLER ,   and will directly oversee four employees: Special Assistant to the...

Names in the News

Daily / Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Patriots Owner  ROBERT KRAFT  has "bought a tony Hamptons property in an off-market deal" for $43M, according to sources. The transaction for the nearly 7,000-square-foot property is "one of the largest to close in the wealthy beach destination so far this year." Built in '17, the main house is...

MLBPA hires Amy Hever to lead charitable arm

Daily / Wednesday, May 5, 2021
The MLBPA has hired Amy Hever , an exec with more than 20 years of experience in growing nonprofits, as its new Players Trust Dir. Hever most recently served as Exec VP/Social Responsibility for the 76ers and Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment. In that role, she...

NFL hires Obama official Katie Hill to lead PR

Daily / Tuesday, May 4, 2021
The NFL has hired former President Obama 's Communications Dir Katie Hill to lead day-to-day PR as Senior VP/Communications, according to a memo obtained by SBJ. “She will work closely with the leadership team across departments to ensure consistency of messaging, strategy, and to elevate success...

SBJ Live with Conference USA's Wesley Nakwaasah

Daily / Tuesday, May 4, 2021
SBJ Live on Instagram is a content series that will proactively engage with a young audience interested in sports business. We will speak to various members of the sports industry in an open and appealing way, discussing their experiences and key learnings. Join us...

Names in the News

Daily / Tuesday, May 4, 2021
A new docuseries titled "Promise Land" documents the "rise of Grizzlies star JA MORANT ." The six-part series is "directed by DEXTON DEBOREE " and is "set to premiere June 3 on Crackle." The documentary includes "exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage from throughout Morant’s rookie season -- some of it...

Executive Transactions

Daily / Tuesday, May 4, 2021
USL expansion club Queensboro FC named former Palace Sports & Entertainment Head of Entertainment ADAM SCHNEIDER President. Schneider will be responsible for all business divisions of the N.Y.-based club, which begins play in '22 ( Queensboro FC )....ESPN made two promotions in its PR department:  BEN CAFARDO...

Raina Kelley to lead The Undefeated as Merida leaves for L.A. Times

Daily / Tuesday, May 4, 2021
RAINA KELLEY , who has been The Undefeated Managing Editor since November '15, has been promoted to VP & Editor-In-Chief of the multiplatform publication, replacing KEVIN MERIDA , who is leaving ESPN to become L.A. Times Exec Editor . Kelley will report to ESPN Senior...