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SportsBusiness Journal Staff Writer Tripp Mickle

Tripp Mickle

Tripp Mickle covers motorsports, action sports and the Olympics for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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WME-IMG Hires Former GM Exec Chris Liddell To Replace Peter Klein As CFO

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 31 / 14

WME-IMG announced it hired former Microsoft and GM CFO CHRIS LIDDELL . The New Zealander will replace  PETER KLEIN as CFO of the organization. Liddell is familiar with IMG, having served on the company’s board in '11 at the request of late IMG Chair TED FORSTMANN . He previously served...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Helios Partners Shutters Atlanta Office

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05/20/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Compensation Revealed For USOC's Scott Blackmun

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05/19/14
SportsBusiness Daily: USOC's Blackmun Paid $749,000 In Bonus/Incentives

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SportsBusiness Daily: Liberty Mutual Selects Jack Morton Worldwide

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05/19/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Key IMG executives commit to stay

IMG’s current executive team will stay with the company and assist in efforts to take it public within the next few years, ending months of speculation on the future leadership at the talent and marketing agency. IMG Sports & Entertainment President George Pyne, IMG College President Be ...

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05/19/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Ganassi, Target: 25 years of teamwork

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05/15/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Burton Snowboards Promotes Rees To CEO

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05/15/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Hendrick's Drivers To Get Superhero Paint Schemes

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SportsBusiness Daily: Mike Rees To Become Burton CEO

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