The National Hockey League (NHL) has named Ross Bernard as its new vice president of programming and development.
Bernard joins from American cable network Epix, where he had been senior vice president. In his new role, he will take responsibility for the league’s original content, as well as shaping the organisation’s strategy on the future direction of its content.
Meanwhile, the Canadian Premier League (CPL) has made a series of appointments ahead of its inaugural season in 2019. Roy Nasrallah becomes the league’s vice president of marketing, Eva Havaris the vice president of strategy and league operations, Kurt Larson the managing editor of CanPL.ca and CPL’s director of content, while Micki Benedetti is the new director of communications.
Also in North America, USA Rugby has appointed former US Soccer chief financial officer Eric Gleason to the same role.
The International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) has chosen Richard Allcroft to be its new president – the first time that someone from beyond North America has taken on the position.
Finally, Theodore Loehrke has been appointed as president of the recently established Joint Venture Business – founded by a combination of sports solutions provider Legends and marketing firm JMI Sports, who will collaborate with the University of Notre Dame in the promotion of its athletics programs.