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Staff writer Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis.

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NFL looks for CMO after exec changes

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 01 / 14

The NFL is conducting a search for a new chief marketing officer after a series of high-level organizational changes that Commissioner Roger Goodell outlined in a memo sent last week to teams and league officials. Grubman ...

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