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businesswire | February 14, 2019

A former vice president at American Express from 2007-2013, Yi served as the chief advertising counsel to the company’s chief marketing officer and global advertising and brand management group. In that role, she advised on in-house marketing and advertising programs in social, digital and traditional media platforms while collaborating with American Express’ creative advertising team to develop branded campaigns. She was also responsible for negotiating and managing alliances with premier entertainment, sports, social media, and technology brands.

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