Kerry Perry has been amed the president and chief executive officer of Indianapo- lis-based USA Gym- nastics. Perry, who
succeeds Steve Penny, previously served
as vice-president of business development at Learfield Communications Inc.
and president and owner of KP Sports.
Steve McNally has been named executive director of USA Taekwondo after
serving a short term as acting director. McNally previously had been the
group’s director of operations and communications officer. He replaces Keith
Ferguson, who resigned in September.
The PGA of America has extended the contract of Chief Ex- ecutive Officer Pete Bevacqua through 2024. He has served
in the role since 2012. His previous contract had been set to end in 2021.
U.S. Ski & Snowboarding has named
Hosts & Suppliers
Tom Webb to the newly created po-
sition of director of marketing and
communications. Webb has more than
20 years of experience in international
sports marketing, including roles with
the America’s Cup sailing race and Cir-
cuit of the Americas motorsports track.
Brian McCartin has been appointed
president and CEO of the Tempe Tour-
ism Office. He most recently served as
executive vice-president of Travel Port-
Robert Wells has been named director of the Savannah (Georgia) Sports
Council, a department of Visit Savannah and the Savannah Area Chamber of
By Jennifer Lee
The National Women’s
Soccer League squad will
be owned by Real Salt
Lake and play games in
Rio Tinto Stadium
The National Women’s Soccer League has announced that a new team will begin play in Utah for the 2018 season. The team will be owned and operated by Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer and will play home games at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. The Utah squad will replace FC Kansas City, which the NWSL
announced will fold next season, keeping the number of teams in the league
steady at 10. FC Kansas City was one of eight original NWSL teams.
“Real Salt Lake has demonstrated their unquestionable desire and commitment to bring the highest level of professional women’s soccer to all fans of the
game in Salt Lake City and Utah,” said Amanda Duffy, NWSL managing director
The NWSL, which will enter its sixth season, recently celebrated its 500th
game played, surpassing the combined number of games from the two previous women’s professional soccer leagues in the United States. n JASON GEWIRTZ