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Industry appointments round-up: MLS, LA Chargers, Inverness CT and more

This week’s appointments round-up includes news of an extended deal for Don Garber, commissioner of North America’s Major League Soccer…

Garber (pictured) has renewed his contract until the 2023 MLS season, with financial terms of the new deal not disclosed. Since Garber became commissioner, MLS has expanded from 12 to 27 clubs, added 25 new owners and developed 19 stadia across the US and Canada.

Steven Ziff has taken up a new position as chief marketing officer for NFL American football team the Los Angeles Chargers, which is scheduled for a move to the Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park stadium in 2020. The team will share the 70,000-seat stadium with the Los Angeles Rams.

Ziff joins the Chargers from rival NFL team the Washington Redskins and has previously worked for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Major League Baseball team the San Diego Padres and NHL ice hockey franchise the Florida Panthers.

Torsten Vennemann has started a new position as global client business partner at Nielsen Sports. He previously served as senior director of business relations for Nielsen Sports, a division of information services specialist Nielsen.

Todd Humphrey has been named as the new senior vice-president of digital and fan experience at the new NHL ice hockey franchise that is set to launch in Seattle. Humphrey will lead technology-related integrations for the team, which is due to begin playing at the renovated KeyArena in 2021. He will leave his position as chief executive of Seattle-based start-up LiquidPlanner to take up the new role.

Scottish Championship football club Inverness Caledonian Thistle has named Ross Morrison as its new vice-chairman. Morrison believes the club’s recent winning back of the lease for Caledonian Stadium will provide it with a surer financial foundation from which to build as it seeks to regain Premiership status.

Do you have news of an appointment that we should know about? Get in touch by emailing news.editor@thestadiumbusiness.com and we’ll include it on our next round-up.

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