People on the move: Golden State Warriors, Live Nation and more

Brandon Schneider has been named president and chief operating officer of the Golden State Warriors NBA basketball team.

Schneider will replace Rick Welts, who announced earlier this month that he would be retiring at the end of the current season after 10 years with the team. Schneider will transition to the role on July 1 and will report to co-executive chairman and chief executive Joe Lacob and co-executive chairman Peter Guber.

Schneider has been with the Warriors for 19 seasons and has spent the last three seasons as the team’s chief revenue officer. In this role, he oversaw all ticket sales and service efforts, corporate partnerships, marketing and digital strategy and philanthropic efforts.

Live Nation has appointed Sherri Sosa to lead its roster of owned and operated venues across the US under the company’s new Venue Nation business.

As president of Venue Nation, Sosa (pictured) will oversee all operations, business development and marketing for Live Nation’s 100-plus US venues. She will work closely with Bob Roux, president of Live Nation Concerts, and Tom See, chief operating officer of Venue Nation, to oversee operations, growth and development of the venue management business.

Sosa has spent the past 18 years working for Caesars Entertainment Corporation and has over 25 years of experience working in entertainment, hospitality and venue operations.

Major League Baseball has appointed Brian Stedman to the newly created position of executive vice-president of strategy and development.

Stedman will report to MLB’s chief operations and strategy officer, Chris Marinak, and will lead the newly created strategy and development department to collaborate with internal MLB departments, clubs and partners to create a strategic vision in areas such as media, ticketing, international and marketing.

Stedman joins MLB after spending more than seven years at the WWE wrestling organisation, where he most recently worked as executive vice-president of global strategy.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has appointed Colleen Wrenn to the newly created role of chief Paralympic Games delivery officer.

Wrenn has 20 years of experience in the planning and delivery of major events, including the 2010, 2012 and 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as the 2019 Panamerican and Parapan American Games.

Wrenn will begin her new role in the week commencing May 24 and will join the IPC from TrackTown USA, where she served as a senior director.

English League One football club Ipswich Town has appointed Mark Ashton as its new chief executive.

Ashton is currently chief executive of Championship club Bristol City and will join Ipswich on June 1. Prior to joining Bristol City, Ashton was at West Bromwich Albion for 16 years, initially as a player before moving into various executive roles. He has also held chief executive roles at Watford and Oxford United.

Mike Murray has been promoted to the position of senior facilities manager at Etihad Stadium, home of Premier League football club Manchester City.

Murray joined City in July 2017 and previously worked as the club’s facilities manager.

Alexander Titze has taken up a freelance position as venue ticketing manager for the German Football Association (DFB) for this summer’s UEFA European Championships.

The German city of Munich will serve as one of 12 host venues during this summer’s rescheduled tournament. Titze has worked in the ticketing department at Bundesliga club Augsburg since January 2011.

Dan Rolfe has begun a new role as stadium manager at Wembley for Euro 2020.

Wembley will host a number of matches during the tournament, including the semi-finals and final. Rolfe takes up the role after spending seven years as venue manager at The O2 in London.

Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL) has appointed Vince Crivelli as its new chief operating officer.

Crivelli currently serves as chief executive of Melbourne United and will join the NBL at the end of the season. He will assist with the transition to his successor at United, where he has worked since the team’s inception in 2014.

Ross Weszka has started a new role as manager of customer service operations and marketing at Bleep UK.

Weszka has worked at Bleep UK since November 2017 as a group marketing manager and begins his new role with immediate effect.

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