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USA Gymnastics Names Media Exec Kerry Perry Next President & CEO

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 08 / 17

USA Gymnastics announced that former Learfield Communications VP/Business Development Kerry Perry "will become" the organization's new President & CEO, according to a front-page piece by Alesia, Kwiatkowski, Evans & Woods of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. She will take over Dec. 1 as the I...

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