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Call of Duty GM Johanna Faries on her tenure with the NFL and the exciting future of esports

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Childhood sports and other interests can serve as formative aspects of professional careers and leadership qualities. This is exemplified by Johanna Faries, general manager of Call of Duty at Activision Blizzard who dabbled in martial arts, soccer, basketball and music during her time in primary school and then at Harvard University.