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Richman is departing Comcast Spectacor, but not Philly

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 18 / 17

I ke Richman , among the most respected public relations officials in sports and entertainment, has decided to start his own shop in Philadelphia. Richman, Comcast Spectacor ’s vice president of public relations, has formed Ike Richman...

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