World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has named Craig Stimmel as senior vice president and head of global sales and partnerships.
Stimmel becomes a key member of the company’s leadership team, responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and growing WWE’s roster of sponsors and promotional partnerships.
Stimmel will report to WWE President and Co-General Manager Stephanie McMahon and Co-General Manager Nick Khan.
The new recruit comes from social video platform Snapchat, where he served as global head of brands for the past three years.
The decision to add new leadership to the sales team comes amid a period of change at WWE, after majority shareholder and former general manager Vince McMahon stepped down from an active role in the WWE. business last month.
This decision follows a report by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) revealing that the board was investigating McMahon for more than US$12 million that he allegedly offered to four former employees to hush up sexual misconduct accusations.
Elsewhere, a Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment company Comcast Viewerowner of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL), promoted Blair Listino to Executive Vice President from her previous position as Chief Financial Officer.
With overall responsibility for developing growth strategies and optimizing group finances, Listino steadily rose through the ranks at Comcast Spectator. Previously, she served for eight years as Vice President of Accounting and Finance.
Staying with the NHL, the Seattle Kraken promoted Kevin Landauer to the Vice President, Business Intelligence and Data Engineering, Stefan Sugihara to senior management, people and culture, De’Aira Anderson the Senior Director, Brand Communications and Head of Public Relations and Social Media, and Savannah Hollis to senior executive, social media.
Meanwhile, the National Lacrosse League (NLL) named Brett Frood as its new commissioner. Frood joins the box lacrosse league from his role as team president of Nascar Stewart Haas Racing, a position he had held since the team’s inception in 2008.
Nordic sport in the United States named Adam Marshal as its new CEO. Provost landed the job with the national winter sports body after building a resume that includes serving as chief executive of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF), as well as vice president of strategy, revenue and partnerships at USA Football.
“I look forward to working with this incredible community of ski jumping and Nordic combined clubs and coaches as we train and develop our current and future generation of athletes,” Provost said.
Live Video Shopping Platform AiBuy named Kyle Nelson as Managing Director and Jennifer Carper as Chief Operating Officer.
American game company FanDuel promoted Andrew Sneyed to the Executive Vice President of Marketing and caroline renzin to the Chief Legal and Compliance Officer.
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