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Michael Smith

Staff writer Michael Smith covers colleges, golf and lacrosse.

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PGA Tour gives Wade more responsibilities

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 20 / 14

Tom Wade’s responsibilities at the PGA Tour have increased under his new title of chief commercial officer. Wade, a 21-year veteran of the tour’s business development and marketing, has seen his duties grow in recent months to now include television, digital, communications and licens...

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12/07/09
SportsBusiness Journal: 5 issues for the next NCAA president

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