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Ralph Marchetta, Talking Stick Resort Arena

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 06 / 19 / 17

Photo by: BARRY GOSSAGE / TALKING STICK RESORT ARENA AND PHOENiX SUNS RALPH MARCHETTA General manager for sports and entertainment services, and senior vice president of ticket operations Talking ...

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