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Appointments

People on the move: ASM Global, Yorkshire CCC and more

Images: ASM Global

ASM Global has appointed Stephen Poremba as general manager of the 8,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.

Poremba (pictured centre) was named director of sales and marketing for the multi-purpose arena in 2009. In his new role, he will oversee day-to-day operations, including the overall management, promotion and operation of the facility.

Mohegan Sun Arena has a capacity of nearly 10,000 for select events. The venue, which opened in 1999, is owned by the Luzerne County Convention Center Authority and managed by ASM Global.

Meanwhile, ASM Global has appointed Poremba’s predecessor, Will Beekman, as vice-president of theatre operations and content development.

Beekman (pictured left) will oversee the day-to-day operations of ASM Global’s theatre division with a focus on the overall branding, booking and event development for its theatres and performing arts centres. He will also continue his role as regional booking director for ASM Global’s northeast arenas.

Beekman will take up the role after leaving his post as general manager of Mohegan Sun Arena.

Elsewhere, ASM Global has appointed Will Berryman as general manager of the new Henrico Sports & Events Center, scheduled to open at Virginia Center Commons this month.

Berryman (pictured right) has more than 15 years of experience in the parks, recreation, and sports event operations sectors. He previously served as assistant general manager for the 285,000-square-foot Virginia Beach Sports Center and also spent time with the United States Soccer Federation.

The $50m (£41m/€47m) Henrico Sports & Events Center is being developed through a partnership between Henrico and Rebkee Co., which is redeveloping the former Virginia Center Commons mall property with housing, retail, and other uses. The facility will feature a 3,500-capacity arena.

Yorkshire County Cricket Club has appointed Harry Chathli as its new chair.

Chathli’s appointment follows his election as a non-executive director becoming effective after a members vote at the club’s recent extraordinary general meeting. He succeeds interim chair Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, who will continue to serve on the board as a non-executive director.

Premium experiences company Legends has made several key appointments in Central Europe.

Nick von Doetinchem has joined as managing director of Central Europe and will oversee the development and implementation of Legends’ 360-degree services platform throughout the region.

Legends has also hired Jens Bräunig as vice-president of merchandise for Central Europe, while Florian Schuetz has joined as director of food and beverage for the region. All three will be based in Legends’ Hamburg office.

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