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Terry Lefton

Terry Lefton covers marketing, including sponsorships, licensing and merchandising, for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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MLB's Unified Commercial Side Hires Uzma Rawn As Senior Dir Of Sales

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 25 / 15

The newly unified commercial side of MLB has made it first significant sales hire. UZMA RAWN , who heads Premier Partnerships' N.Y. sales office as VP/Corporate Partnerships, will join MLB as Senior Dir of Sales in a few weeks. Rawn will report to VP/Sponsorship JIM MCCLOUD and sell traditional a...

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, MLB

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SportsBusiness Daily: Heat Named NBA Team Retailer Of Year

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SportsBusiness Journal: Labatt extends deal with USA Hockey

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SportsBusiness Journal: Licensing show returns with new exhibits

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SportsBusiness Journal: Next merch call for NFL: Super Bowl 50

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SportsBusiness Daily: 76ers Sign Deal With StubHub

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