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The Denver Broncos NFL team has appointed Damani Leech as its new president following its takeover by the Walton-Penner Family Ownership Group.

Leech has been appointed by new Broncos owner and chief executive Greg Penner. He joins the team after serving as chief operating officer of NFL International for the past three seasons.

In his new role, Leech will lead the business of the Broncos and Stadium Management Company, which operates Empower Field at Mile High. He will work with the team’s ownership group and the Broncos’ executive team, reporting directly to Penner.

Premium experiences company Legends has announced the appointment of Melvin Lenzy as chief brand and innovation officer, while Matt O’Neil has been named chief content and experience officer.

Lenzy (pictured left) and O’Neil (pictured right) will manage marketing, creative, content, communications and events for the company, each focusing on different business verticals with the goal of helping drive business growth and revenue. They will work with Legends’ clients to provide marketing and branding consulting to heighten the customer experience and develop revenue-generating strategies.

Lenzy has 25 years of strategic marketing experience and has worked with companies such as the NFL, EA Sports, Konami and Nike, where he spent 15 years of his career. He most recently served as the global head of marketing for the NBA2K franchise.

O’Neil previously oversaw all facets of marketing, media and content creation, and game entertainment for the Dallas Cowboys NFL team and Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls. For the past five years, he ran his own content and marketing agency, Ichi Go.

Reinhard Rauball will step down as president of German Bundesliga football club Borussia Dortmund after 25 years after deciding to not stand for re-election.

Rauball will recommend his current deputy, Reinhold Lunow, as his successor during November’s general meeting. Rauball was elected to the role for the third time in 2004. His first term ran from 1979 to 1982, and his second ran from 1984 to 1986.

During Rauball’s third term, Dortmund has claimed two Bundesliga titles, won the DFB-Pokal three times and reached the final of the UEFA Champions League in 2013.

Dr Tom Markham has been unveiled as the new chief operating officer of English Championship football club Wigan Athletic.

Markham has moved from being a part-time non-executive director to a full-time executive director, whilst remaining on the board of the club.

Markham was previously head of strategic business development at Sports Interactive.

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