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Game Changers 2016

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 12 / 16

I ntroducing the Game Changers of 2016. The women you’ll read about on the following pages are spearheading key initiatives across the industry. They’re securing critical deals, developing new technologies, and affecting how fans e...

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