People on the move: AMBSE, BSE Global and more

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AMB Sports and Entertainment, which operates the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United and Mercedes-Benz Stadium (pictured), has announced 12 leadership promotions, including four elevated within executive leadership and eight into officer positions.

Latonda Henderson, AMBSE’s current vice-president of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), has been promoted to vice-president, chief DEI officer. Tameka Rish, AMBSE’s vice-president of events and game experience has been promoted to senior vice-president, fan and associate experience.

Karl Pierburg, vice-president and chief technology officer, has been elevated to senior vice-president and chief technology officer of strategy innovation, while Kevin Strada, vice-president of finance for the Falcons, has been named vice-president and chief financial officer for the club.

Elsewhere, Justin Antonacci, senior director of finance for Mercedes-Benz Stadium, has been promoted to vice-president and chief financial officer; Andy Skorupski, senior director of finance for Atlanta United, has been elevated to vice-president and chief financial officer; and Angela Franklin, senior director of finance for AMBSE, has been promoted to vice-president of financial planning and analysis.

Other promotions include Suzi Alvarez, from director of fan data at AMBSE to vice-president of revenue strategy and analytics; Shannon Joyner, from senior director of marketing for the Falcons to vice-president of marketing; Adam Fullerton, from senior director of operations for Mercedes-Benz Stadium to vice-president of stadium operations; Dana Harple, from senior director of corporate partnerships at AMBSE to vice-president of sponsorship activation; and Kevin Pope, from senior director of IT infrastructure and event services at AMBSE to vice-president of IT infrastructure and operations.

BSE Global, the parent company of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and the Barclays Center arena, has named Keia Cole as its new chief digital officer.

Coe previously worked at insurance company MassMutual. In her new role, she will oversee BSE Global’s technology, digital products, information systems and analytics.

QuintEvents, a provider of ticket, hospitality and travel experiences for sports and entertainment events, has appointed Taylor Silva as vice-president of promoter relations in the Americas for F1 Experiences.

Silva will oversee promoter relations for all six F1 races in the Americas this season. He will manage Quint’s relationship with F1 promoters, as well as the business development and facilitation for F1 Experiences events.

Silva previously worked at the Las Vegas Grand Prix, which will join the F1 calendar this year, as vice-president of strategy and business development and vice-president of commercial partnerships. Prior to that, he spent 10 years with the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, most recently as director of strategy and business development.

US-based mixed martial arts promotion the Professional Fighters League (PFL) has appointed Harkiran Chima as director of PFL International.

Based in London, he will play a key role in developing the promotion’s global presence and strengthen relationships with leading international media platforms and betting companies. Chima joins PFL from sports media platform OneFootball and previously worked at sports data and betting services company Sportradar.

PFL recently announced the venue line-up for its inaugural Europe season, with Dublin’s 3Arena to host the concluding event.

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