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Industry appointments round-up: June 9-15

A round-up of key appointments from within the sports and events industries over the past week.

NBA basketball team the Milwaukee Bucks is to host a job fair next week to help fill positions at the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center, its new arena. The arena will open at the start of the 2018-19 NBA season and will host the job fair on June 20. Around 1,200 part-time positions will be made available.

Welsh Pro14 rugby union club Ospreys has appointed Leyton Williams as its new head of commercial. Williams, who joins from Worcester Warriors, replaces Huw Warren in the role. Warren has taken up a new position at Glamorgan Cricket.

NFL American football team the Washington Redskins has named Steve Ziff as its new chief marketing officer. Ziff previously worked as vie-president of marketing and digital media at rival NFL team the Jacksonville Jaguars. During his four-year tenure at the Jaguars, Ziff oversaw all areas of branding, content marketing, creative and digital media for the team.

Toni Mathew has joined Verteda, a subsidiary of technology solutions provider MPower MSL, to head up client relationships across the Middle East.

Chase Center (pictured), the future home of NBA team the Golden State Warriors, has appointed Mike Sciortino as its new vice-president of operations, Michael Rescigno as senior director of parking and transportation, and Adrianne Wynne as senior director of event services.

The Warriors have also promoted current employees Stevie Gray to the position of vice-president of ticket operations and Phil Hastings to vice-president of event experiences. Gray and Hastings, along with the three aforementioned members of staff, will report directly to Stephen Colins, Chase Center’s chief operations officer.

Ticketmaster has appointed Daniel Bei as managing director of its Italian division. Bei previously held the position of president of the World Trade Centre Italy and has been involved in venues such as the Milan Forum and Bologna Sports Palace.

English Premier League football club Everton is to introduce a new role of stadium development director to oversee the progress of its new ground at Bramley-Moore Dock. The club’s new chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale told the Liverpool Echo newspaper: “Coming new into the role one of the first things we had to do as a board was make an assessment in respect of where we are on (the) stadium.”

UK-based international events and venues consultants Trivandi has appointed Neil Wood MBE to its board with immediate effect. Wood is a former partner at Deloitte and has over 30 years’ experience advising boards across a number of industries.

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Image: Chase Center