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Royal Bank of Canada announced Maryann Turcke will join its board of directors. 

Turcke is recognized for her breadth of leadership across industries, a Wednesday release said. She will assume her position on the board as of Jan. 1, 2020. 

Currently serving as the chief operating officer of the National Football League (NFL), Turcke oversees numerous aspects of the operation, including marketing, technology, global events and corporate functions, brand, and more. 

Prior to joining the NFL, Turcke held progressively senior leadership roles at Bell Canada Enterprises for over 12 years, most recently as president, the release said.