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CSM chief Zak Brown will resign at year’s end

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 26 / 16

Zak Brown, who led CSM Sport & Entertainment’s expansion into the U.S. over the past 18 months, is leaving his post as CEO at the end of the year, sources said. Brown’s resignation could clear the path for him to take a leadership position in the Formula One racing series, a move ...

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