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Liz Mullen

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

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Stealth SME Hires Longtime IMG Exec Rob Ponger As President

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 19 / 14

Stealth SME today is announcing that it has hired longtime former IMG exec Rob Ponger as President. Ponger will oversee the sports, media, entertainment and consultancy divisions of Stealth and work out of N.Y. He left IMG in May after working there for 20 years, most recently as IMG Senior V...

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Tags: Labor and Agents

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SportsBusiness Daily: WMG Reps 11 First-Round MLS Picks

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SportsBusiness Daily: Latest NFL Agents Signings

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Tags: Labor and Agents, NFL

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SportsBusiness Daily: Premier Sports & Entertainment Signs Patriots LB Brandon Spikes

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