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Hangin' With ... GMR Marketing Senior Account Director David O'Connor

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 17 / 15

On April 1, DAVID O'CONNOR started his role as senior account director at GMR Marketing, based out of the agency's London headquarters. O'Connor joined the agency after spending six years with FIFA, most recently as the organization's group leader of marketing and communication research where he w...

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