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People on the move: Valencia, Levy and more

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Spanish LaLiga football club Valencia has promoted Javier Solís, who will now serve as a corporate director and spokesperson.

Solís (pictured) previously served as the club’s legal director. His new role will include work on the Nuevo Mestalla stadium project, which Valencia presented revised plans for back in June.

Levy UK + Ireland, the sports and hospitality sector of Compass Group UK and Ireland, has appointed Leonard Fearon to the newly-created role of culinary director at Levy Ireland.

Leonard will oversee the running of all Fitzers Catering Powered by Levy venues, as well as all other Levy Ireland venues. He will also drive forward objectives such as menu innovation, food sustainability, health and safety standards, and talent development.

Leonard previously served as the executive chef at Convention Centre Dublin. His appointment at Levy Ireland comes following the announcement earlier this year that Levy UK + Ireland would be combining its Irish business with Fitzers Catering.

Spurs Sports & Entertainment, which owns and operates the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, has announced five executive leadership promotions, elevating Casey Heverling, Brandon James, Becky Kimbro, Joe Loomis and Tim Salier to senior vice-president positions.

Haverling has been promoted to senior vice-president of facilities and general manager, while James has been named senior vice-president of strategic growth and deputy general counsel.

Kimbro will serve as senior vice-president of brand engagement, Loomis becomes senior vice-president of finance, technology and culinary operations, and Salier will be senior vice-president of business development and president of business operations for the Austin Spurs, the G League affiliate of the San Antonio Spurs.

Concerts West, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AEG Presents, has announced the appointment of Jesse Stoll as vice-president of touring.

Stoll’s duties will include identifying touring opportunities and building touring relationships and partnerships. He will be based in Los Angeles and report to John Meglen and Paul Gongaware, co-chief executives of Concerts West.

Stoll joined AEG Presents in 2008 as an operations coordinator, producing and organising numerous festivals and shows across the Southeast region. He then transitioned full-time as a talent buyer and booked hundreds of club, theatre and arena shows.

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