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People on the move: Prudential Center, World Rugby and more

Prudential Center, home of the NHL’s New Jersey Devils, has appointed Stephen Rosebrook as its new executive vice-president and general manager.

Rosebrook (pictured) will serve as the lead operations executive for the venue, which also hosts college basketball games and more than 175 concerts, family shows and events each year.

Rosebrook previously worked with AEG Facilities when the group helped open Prudential Center. He joins Prudential Center after a decade in leadership positions with AEG Facilities as a regional vice-president and regional general manager/vice-president of operations in New York City.

World Rugby has appointed Charlotte Samuelson as its new chief operating officer.

Samuelson will have overarching responsibility for all of World Rugby’s corporate activities, including finance, legal, technology, risk and human resources. She will join World Rugby’s Dublin team in May.

Samuelson has previously held senior roles at Close Brothers, Vanquis Bank, Barclays Bank and Grant Thornton.

Football’s English Premier League has confirmed that Peter McCormick will become its interim chair when Gary Hoffman steps down on February 1.

The temporary appointment has been unanimously approved by Premier League clubs while the recruitment process for a permanent chair continues. McCormick will remain as chair of the league’s football board and legal advisory groups.

McCormick previously served as the league’s interim chair between March 2014 and June 2015. He has also worked as interim chair of the English Football Association.

TendedBar, the automated bar services company, has appointed Mike Morris as its chief technology and analytics officer.

Morris will form part of TendedBar’s executive team and will be responsible for all aspects of technology, analytics and product innovation. Morris previously worked as chief information officer at Legends Hospitality and was the founding chief executive of Edge Experiential.

Morris also served as senior vice-president and chief technology officer of Major League Baseball, spending more than 14 years within the league’s office of the commissioner.

Welsh United Rugby Championship club Ospreys has appointed Anthony Cole-Johnson as its new commercial director.

He will join the club tomorrow (Tuesday) and hold a place on the senior management team with a remit across all commercial pillars. Cole-Johnson joins Ospreys from Premier League football club Southampton.

Katherine Krohn has started a new role as vice-president of business development at ASM Global.

Krohn previously spent 12 years at telecommunications company Mobilitie, most recently serving as vice-president of national sports and entertainment. She currently serves as an advisory board member at the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission.

Jeff Berding, president of Major League Soccer team FC Cincinnati, has been promoted to co-chief executive of the team.

Berding joins Carl Lindner III as co-chief executive and will also serve as president of FC Cincinnati Holdings, overseeing the club’’s entire sporting and development enterprise.

Berding’s promotion will open the opportunity for the hiring of a new team president, a process that will be led by Sportsology’s Mike Forde.

Colie Edison has joined the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) as the league’s first-ever chief growth officer.

Edison will join the WNBA on January 31 and will be based in the league’s New York office, reporting directly to commissioner Cathy Engelbert. Edison joins the WNBA from the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA), where she served as the first female chief executive in the organisation’s history.

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: Prudential Center