People on the move: Sporting Kansas City, Forest Green and more

Jake Reid has signed a five-year contract extension to continue as president and chief executive of Major League Soccer club Sporting Kansas City.

Reid (pictured) has held his current position since April 2018, having previously served as club president since January 2016. He joined Sporting Kansas City in 2010 as vice-president of ticket sales and services before being promoted to chief revenue officer in 2012.

Reid has also served as a member of the committee that is seeking to secure host-venue status for Kansas City at the 2026 FIFA World Cup, which will be staged in the US, Canada and Mexico.

League Two club Forest Green Rovers has claimed a first for English football after appointing Thomas Jones as its chief xperience officer.

As CXO, Thomas will implement a new strategy to improve how fans interact and engage with Forest Green, both digitally and in-person on match days. He will report to chief executive Henry Staelens.

Thomas joins the club from work management software company Asana, having previously worked with the Manchester United Foundation for over six years, leading on improving supporter experience by developing its digital communications strategy.

Derek Jeter has stepped down as chief executive of Major League Baseball team the Miami Marlins.

Jeter formed part of Bruce Sherman’s ownership group, which purchased the Marlins in August 2017. Jeter owned a four-per-cent stake in the Marlins and oversaw day-to-day operations at the team.

In a statement, Jeter confirmed that he is stepping down as chief executive and would no longer be a shareholder in the club. Jeter achieved major success as a player for the New York Yankees, where he won five World Series.

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