SBJ/February 28 - March 6, 2005/Faces Places

Photos from industry events

The PRISM goes to the Wild

Accepting the 2004 PRISM Award on behalf of the Minnesota Wild were (from left) Aaron Sickman, manager, media relations; Bill Robertson, vice president, communications and broadcasting; and Brian Israel, director, creative services and publications. The awards, which recognize industrywide franchise excellence, are presented annually by the University of Massachusetts Sport Management program.

On the clock at Sebring watch launch

On hand for the launch of the American Le Mans Series JeanRichard “12 Hours of Sebring” watch Feb. 17 at Tourneau TimeMachine in New York City (from left): Gino Macaluso of JeanRichard Watches parent company the Sowind Group, driver Ron Fellows, JeanRichard’s Massimo Macaluso, driver J.J. Lehto, Panoz Auto Development’s Dan Panoz, JeanRichard North America’s Ron Jackson and the American Le Mans Series’ Scott Atherton.

Football marketers huddle up

The Special Promotions and Brand Marketing Committee of NCAA Football met Feb. 16-17 in Dallas. Front row, from left: Mark Whitworth, SEC; Kelly Carney, C-USA; Scott Mitchell, UCLA; Rick Hart, Oklahoma; David Bertman, Host Communications; Dennis Poppe, NCAA. Back row: Eric Poms, Orange Bowl; Doug Fullerton, Big Sky Conference; Tom Brooks, Michigan; Dave Cawood, Host Communications; Bob Vecchione, NACDA; Grant Teaff, American Football Coaches Association.

On top of things in Boston

ACC Commissioner John Swofford (left), Fenway Sports Group President Mike Dee (center) and Boston College Athletic Director Gene DeFilippo scaled Fenway’s Green Monster recently. They had gathered to announce a new marketing and sponsorship partnership between Fenway Sports and BC, which will join the ACC later this year.

All-Star brunchers

At the Goodwin Sports Management second annual All-Star Brunch Feb. 20 at Hotel Teatro’s Kevin Taylor Restaurant in Denver (from left): CEO Aaron Goodwin, Charlotte Bobcats owner Robert Johnson and President Eric Goodwin.

Please submit photos for review of industry conferences, parties, product launches and openings showcasing the people and personalities at the event. Include the event date, location, names/titles of those featured along with credit information. The photo specifications are as follows: 300dpi, tiff, jpeg or eps color images. Submit digital photos for review at: or send color prints to: Faces & Places, c/o Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal, 120 W. Morehead St., Suite 310, Charlotte, NC 28202.

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