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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 30 / 15

Fox Networks Group named former StubHub exec DANIELLE MAGED to the newly created position of Exec VP/Global Partnerships. Maged, Global Head of Partnerships & Business Development for the eBay-owned StubHub before stepping down last year, will lead efforts to create new advertising partnership...

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