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SBJ/20080623/Faces & Places
Faces & Places
Published June 23, 2008
|Calling the Hogs at NACDA
The University of Arkansas fielded a strong contingent at the 43rd annual NACDA Convention in Dallas (from left): Sean Rochelle, assistant AD for development; AD Jeff Long; Jim Williams and Dallas Cowboys owner and keynote speaker Jerry Jones, who were teammates on the Razorbacks’ 1964 national championship football team; former AD and football coach Frank Broyles; and Chris Wyrick, senior associate AD for external affairs.
|Bud guy and Bud
Anheuser-Busch’s Tony Ponturo (left) presented Olympic filmmaker Bud Greenspan his honor as the first inductee into the U.S. Sports Film Festival Hall of Fame. The festival will make its debut in Lake Placid, N.Y., in August.
|Taking in the Stanley Cup Finals
Producer Barry Josephson (left) and his wife, singer-actress Brooke Josephson, with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman at Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Detroit. Barry Josephson, a producer for the Fox series “Bones,” is on the NHL’s Entertainment Advisory Board.
|CIAA sponsors at Roush Fenway
The third annual CIAA Sponsorship Summit featured a visit to the Roush Fenway Racing headquarters in Concord, N.C. On hand were CIAA Commissioner Leon Kerry and staff, PR firm French/West/Vaughan, Urban Sports & Entertainment Group and reps from sponsors including Alltel Wireless, Amtrak, Bank of America, Food Lion, Ford, Geico, Lowe’s, Russell Athletics, the Marines, McDonald’s, the Navy and CBS Radio.