SBJ/April 3 - 9, 2006/Faces Places

Faces & Places

The honorees in SportsBusiness Journal’s 2006 edition of Forty Under 40 gathered for their class portrait Wednesday before the awards banquet at The Pierre Hotel in New York City. The class includes 30 newcomers and two members, Russell Wolff of ESPN International and Brett Yormark of the New Jersey Nets, who entered the Hall of Fame by being selected for a third time.

Doug Perlman of the NHL and wife Lisa

John Brody of MLB (left) and Faust Capobianco IV of Majestic Athletic

Burke Magnus of ESPNU and Kathy Carter of Soccer United Marketing

Jordan Bazant (left) of Goal Marketing, Howard Nuchow (center) of Mandalay Baseball and the NBA’s Scott O’Neil.

Brett Yormark (left) with wife Amy and brother Michael Yormark of Sunrise Sports and Entertainment with wife Dana.

David Levy of Turner Sports (center) chats with Commissioner David Stern (left) and Mike Bass of the NBA.

Nearly 700 people packed the Grand Ballroom at The Pierre Hotel for the Forty Under 40 Awards Banquet.

Two U.S. Olympic medalists enter the Octagon (from left): Amen Teter, brother and manager of Hannah Teter; Kathy Connors, Octagon director of strategic communications; Scott Horner of Octagon strategic communications; snowboarders Hannah Teter and Gretchen Bleiler; Phil de Picciotto, Octagon president of athletes and personalities; and Drew Johnson, Octagon manager of strategic communications.

Richard Parsons, Time Warner’s chairman and CEO, welcomes the World Congress of Sports Leadership Forum to the Time Warner Center in New York City on Monday night.

NBA Commissioner David Stern answers a question in a One-on-One Interview at the World Congress of Sports Leadership Forum. Participants gathered to hear Stern talk on the NBA’s global vision and later attended a reception.

The NBA’s David Stern talks with Geoff Colvin, senior editor-at-large for Fortune magazine, at the Leadership Forum. Stern discussed “Establishing a Sports Property on a Global Scale: The NBA, China and the Rest of the World” before an audience of invited high-level executives.

A mini-media summit met early Wednesday as top sports TV executives gathered to announce the nominees for the 2006 Sports Emmy Awards before the first World Congress session of the day. From left: George Bodenheimer of ABC/ESPN; Ross Greenburg of HBO; Peter Price, president of the National Television Academy; David Levy of Turner Sports; and Sean McManus of CBS News and CBS Sports.

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