Fanatics, a leader in officially licensed sports merchandise, named global e-commerce and branding executive Steve Davis as president, Fanatics International.

Vista Outdoor Inc.’s board of directors stated that Christopher T. Metz will serve as the company’s chief executive officer, effective October 9.

The North Face appointed Tim Hamilton as head of global creative, effective immediately.

Confluence Outdoor named Courtney Moore director of national accounts, where he’ll oversee Confluence Outdoor’s retail chain business.

Outdoor Recreation Company of America (ORCA), a premium cooler and drinkware company, formed a new partnership with NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre.

The American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) President and CEO, Mike Nussman, announced he will retire as of March 31, 2018.

Vasque partnered with Colorado-based San Juan Mountain Guides.

Hilco Vision hired Dan Brown as its new digital marketing strategist responsible for its consumer brands: Croakies, Jonathan Paul Eyewear, and Leader Swim.

Fred Jordan Missions and Foot Locker are continuing their partnership to provide nearly 5,000 underprivileged children with new shoes and socks in Los Angeles.

Hibbett Sports inked a three-year sponsorship deal with the Auburn Tigers Football program that will run through the 2019 season.

UFC announced a multi-year partnership with Bodyarmor Sports Drink.

Spy stated that Charlie Ninegar, Curtis Ellis and John Gilson will assume new roles tailored to their individual skill sets.

Craghoppers, a creator of world travel apparel, partnered with Cheryl Sternberg & Associates for sales representation throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Kansas.

MidwayUSA promoted Joe St. Clair to the position of merchandising manager – hunting.

Seirus Innovation, a specialist in cold weather accessories, hired Shannon Carey, independent sales representation agency manager.

Rawlings entered a multi-year agreement with the University of Southern California (USC) involving its diverse line of tailgating products effective July 1, 2018.

Rapala, the fishing tackle specialist, promoted several company veterans within its management team.

Callaway Golf Company signed Maverick McNealy, who turns professional this week after playing on the victorious U.S. Walker Cup team.

Chaco formed a partnership with Cabin-Time, a roaming creative residency to remote places.

Imperial Headwear announced the reorganization of their management structure, including Mike Wrightson becoming president.

Reef partnered with the iconic Surfer magazine to create a collection of magazine cover inspired sandals and t-shirts.

Blizzard Tecnica partnered with the Bryce and Ronnie Athlete Snow Safety (BRASS) foundation to present avalanche safety and awareness to ski academies around New England.

Anta signed on as the Official Partner of Sports Apparel for the Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (Beijing 2022).

STX LLC stated it has reached an agreement to be the official equipment supplier to the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey program at Miami University.

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