Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is retiring from his position as chief executive of Bundesliga club Bayern Munich on June 30, six months earlier than planned, with former goalkeeper Oliver Kahn to assume the role.
Rummennigge will retire at his own request following close consulation with president Herbert Hainer and the club’s supervisory board. Rummenigge was a Bayern player for 10 years and has held management roles with the club since 1991, serving as chief executive since 2002.
Legends has announced that Chris Foy has joined the organisation as president of its Global Partnerships division.
In the newly created role, Foy will lead Legends Global Partnerships with a focus on venue and facility naming rights, global partnerships sales, collegiate partnerships and other platforms. He will work with staff throughout the US and globally.
Foy previously worked as president and founder of Impression Sports & Entertainment, a national sports sponsorship agency he launched in 2011. Prior to launching Impression, Foy was managing partner of General Sports Alliances, where key clients included the Atlanta Falcons, Minnesota Twins, Detroit Red Wings and Washington Capitals.
Contact-free mobile payment service SwipeStation has appointed Nick Barnett (pictured right) as client services director.
Barnett joins SwipeStation having previously worked at Gloucester Rugby as bar operations manager. Barnett has also managed bar services at a number of other venues, including Ascot, Ashton Gate, Wentworth, Silverstone and Welford Road.
Barnett previously worked for SwipeStation on a freelance basis and will now take up a permanent role.
Lars Bo Jeppesen (pictured left) has stepped down as director of commercial activities at Danish Superliga football club FC Copenhagen and its parent company Parken Sport & Entertainment. Read our story from last week for more details.
Pinky Raina has been named chief operating officer of the United States Soccer Federation.
Raina joined US Soccer in 2019 and currently serves as the governing body’s chief financial officer. She will now also oversee human resources, technology and business operations.
Prior to entering the sports and entertainment industry, Raina led finance and IT for public and private corporations in the manufacturing industry. She started her career at professional services firm Deloitte.
Jared Smith, the former president and global chairman of Ticketmaster, has taken up a new role as president of Alterra Mountain Company.
Smith will begin working at the company today (Monday) and will be responsible for operating and further developing its resort division for its 15 destinations.
Smith spent more than 15 years at Live Nation Entertainment, Ticketmaster’s parent company. He will be based in Denver for his new role with Alterra Mountain Company.
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