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HJ Mai is a senior staff writer for SportsBusiness Daily Global.

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Hangin' With ... Marketing Agency George P. Johnson CEO Chris Meyer

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 29 / 14

CHRIS MEYER is the CEO of marketing agency George P. Johnson. Prior to joining GPJ, Meyer was the exec VP of enterprise business development for online event content distribution and communications platform INXPO. Meyer, who was appointed CEO in October, is in charge of GPJ's 29 offices spread acr...

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