DraftKings Names Marie Donoghue as Chief Business and Growth Officer, and Makes Additional Executive Appointments

DraftKings, the prominent gambling company, has recently appointed Marie Donoghue as its new chief Business and growth officer. Donoghue previously served as Amazon’s vice president of global Sports video and will now be playing a crucial role in driving further growth for DraftKings as the company looks into new business opportunities and explores internal processes. This decision comes after DraftKings launched its 24/7 streaming network, DraftKings Network, on Samsung TV Plus last year in an effort to expand its offerings to customers. Donoghue’s significant broadcast experience includes securing high-profile sports broadcast rights during her time at Amazon, where Prime Video landed rights to the National Football League’s (NFL) Thursday Night Football in an 11-year, US$1 billion-a-season deal.

Before Amazon, Donoghue spent over 18 years at ESPN as executive vice president of global business and content strategy. Jason Robins, chief executive and co-founder of DraftKings, expressed excitement over Donoghue’s addition to their executive team, citing her exceptional track record and her potential to be a transformative force in the company’s future success.

In other industry news, TKO Group Holdings has added Dwayne Johnson and Brad Keywell to its board of directors, while Sportradar has announced the departure of chief strategy officer Ulrich Harmuth and chief financial officer Gerard Griffin.

In recent appointments, some notable figures joining new positions include Richard Garlick as the managing director of Arsenal, Mario Malavé as co-chief executive of Mercury/13, and Jenna Klein as the global vice president of brand and athlete strategy for The Players’ Tribune. Additionally, several high-profile departures were announced, including Rick Fuson’s retirement as chief executive of Pacers Sports & Entertainment and Patrick Keane’s planned departure as chief executive of Action Network.

The sports industry continues to undergo shakeups and leadership changes, and these developments are watched closely by industry insiders. Stay updated on the latest industry news and appointments with The Wire, SportsPro’s aggregated feed of international sports business news and feature content.

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