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Liz Mullen

Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing for the SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Industry Veteran Dave Riggs Joining CSE Talent From WME-IMG

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 25 / 17

CSE Talent announced today it has hired industry veteran Dave Riggs away from WME-IMG to serve as Exec VP/Talent Marketing. Riggs will be based out of N.Y. and report to CSE Talent President Danny Martoe . Riggs started his new job today after spending the last two years as a sports talent market...

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