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People on the move: Everton, Burnley, NWSL and more

Dan Meis, the concept architect for Premier League football club Everton’s new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock, has taken up a new role within the project.

Meis, who departed the project in 2020, has taken on a guardianship role which includes reviewing the technical construction specifications and engaging the compliance team ahead of each stage of development to ensure the original design concept remains in place throughout the build.

Read our story from last week for full details on Meis’ appointment.

Premier League club Burnley has appointed Mark Thompson as its new chief of staff, while Doug Metcalfe has stepped into the director of operations role.

Thompson has previously worked at City Football Group, where he held multiple roles across business intelligence and sales support, ticketing, sponsorship, and strategic projects. He will oversee Burnley’s commercial, retail, ticketing, hospitality and media departments.

Metcalfe, who has been at Burnley for more than 15 years, will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the club and support senior management with strategic planning and delivery.

Both Thompson and Metcalfe will report directly to Burnley chairman Alan Pace. The appointments come after Burnley made four key hires earlier this month.

The National Women’s Soccer League has appointed Marla Messing as its interim chief executive.

Messing served as president and chief executive of the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup in the US. In her new role, she will oversee the day-to-day operations of the NWSL and work in close coordination with the board of governors.

Messing most recently served as chief executive of USTA Southern California. She has held a number of executive roles for properties such as the Los Angeles Olympic/Paralympic Bid Committee, FIFA World Cup and Women’s World Cup, and Major League Soccer.

AMB Sports and Entertainment, which operates the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United and Mercedes-Benz Stadium, has promoted Latonda Henderson to president of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Henderson will be responsible for providing inclusive leadership and direction in the development and implementation of DEI initiatives as well as providing expertise and knowledge of best practices that will be tailored to the needs of the organisation.

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 in our next round-up.

Image: Everton FC