WWE Promotes Brian Flinn

The WWE has promoted Brian Flinn to chief marketing and communications officer, the company said Friday. 

Flinn, formerly WWE executive vice president of marketing and communications, will oversee all marketing and corporate communications functions, including marketing, special events and corporate communications 

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Flinn joined WWE in 2012 and was promoted to EVP of marketing and communications in 2015. 

"Brian has been an instrumental part of our company's leadership team and I'm thrilled to announce his much-deserved promotion," said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman & CEO. "In this new role, we are confident that he will continue to expand the opportunities for WWE, and further enhance visibility, brand reputation and audience engagement."

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