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NFL Exec VP/Communications Paul Hicks Leaving League For Crisis PR Firm

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 01 / 15

NFL Exec VP/Communications & Public Affairs PAUL HICKS will leave the league by the end of the month to join crisis PR firm Glover Park Group. New NFL COO TOD LEIWEKE will conduct an internal and external search for a replacement. Hicks said he worried, in his words, too much "scar tiss...

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EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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NAMES IN THE NEWS

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NAMES IN THE NEWS

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12/11/98
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NAMES IN THE NEWS

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EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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THE DAILY WANTS YOUR SPORTS INDUSTRIALIST OF 1998

Please remember to submit nominations in writing, on video, or in person for THE DAILY''s ''98 SPORTS INDUSTRIALIST OF THE YEAR award by the close of business tomorrow.

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