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Former Turner boss David Levy appointed chairman at Genius Sports Group

Sports data and technology firm Genius Sports Group has hired former Turner president David Levy as its new chairman.

Levy is one of the most well-established figures in the global sports industry, having spent 30 years at Turner and holding senior advisor roles at Raine Group and Arctos Sports Group.

During his time at Turner, Levy played an important role in expanding the group’s sports portfolio and was instrumental to securing long-term partnerships with the NBA, MLB, NCAA and PGA.

At Genius, Levy will lead the board’s oversight of the company’s operations and strategy and joins at a time when it is in the midst of a merger with special purpose acquisition company dMY Technology Group II.

David Levy said: “The capture and analysis of data has become fundamental to the rapid progression of the sports and media sectors. Genius is central to this unique ecosystem and is consistently leading the sports data and technology industry’s development. I am thrilled to join the business at such a historic time and look forward to working as part of the team.”

Mark Locke, CEO of Genius Sports Group, said: “With his incredible track-record working with many of the biggest names in sports and media, David’s appointment as Chairman is the latest historic milestone in Genius Sports Group’s growth journey.

“The worlds of sports, media, advertising, betting and streaming are converging rapidly and David’s unique expertise and experience will be invaluable to positioning Genius and our partners at the forefront of this trend.”