SBJ/April 25 - May 1, 2011/People and Pop Culture

Faces and Places: Brooklyn's in the house

Checking out Nets' future home

ERROL ANDERSON
New Jersey Nets CEO Brett Yormark on April 4 gave player Kris Humphries a tour of the Barclays Center, where the Nets will begin play in the 2012-13 NBA season. From left: Forest City Ratner Cos. deputy director of construction Linda Chiarelli, Humphries, Yormark, Nets Basketball Chief Administrative and Relationship Officer Leo Ehrline and Petra Pope, Nets Basketball SVP of event marketing and community relations.

























Joe Favorito named 'Lombardi' MVP

SARAH HUTTON
Fran Kirmser (left) and Tony Ponturo (right), producers of the Broadway show “Lombardi,” presented associate producer and sports media consultant Joe Favorito with the MVP Award for his dedication and tireless efforts on behalf of the show. Favorito accepted the award on stage at a special 200th performance celebration last week.

























Baseball's back in D.C.

GREATER WASHINGTON BOARD OF TRADE
The Greater Washington Board of Trade celebrated the return of baseball at the Welcome Back Washington Nationals Team Luncheon on April 14. The event featured the entire Nationals team, all of whom dined among more than 300 business leaders from across the region. From left: Board of Trade Chairman Gary Tabach, Nationals manager Jim Riggleman, Nationals owner Mark Lerner, Nationals EVP of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo and Board of Trade president and CEO Jim Dinegar.



























Jets' Higgins honored as NYC schools grad

JEFFREY HOLMES
Matt Higgins, New York Jets EVP of business operations, was honored with the New York City Public School Alumni Award by education nonprofit Pencil at its annual spring gala April 13 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. With Higgins (center) are Pencil President Michael Haberman (left) and former Jets star Curtis Martin, who presented the award.























Learfield Sports hosts digital media summit

LEARFIELD SPORTS
Learfield Sports hosted its first College Sports Digital Media Summit on April 5 at its Dallas headquarters, welcoming representatives from partner schools and conferences. From left: Corey Wagner of AT&T, Kirk Berridge of Learfield Sports, Mike Vest of the Big Ten Network and Paul Broft of Vitrue.




















Baseball talk raises funds for foundation


ARAM BOGHOSIAN
Baseball figures joined members of Boston’s business community to share their insights during the Foundation to be Named Later’s Business of Baseball Lunch on April 14. The event raised more than $85,000 for the foundation. From left: Red Sox relief pitcher and player representative Daniel Bard, MLB Network and NESN commentator Peter Gammons, Red Sox SVP of public affairs and marketing Susan Goodenow and Red Sox GM and EVP Theo Epstein.


























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