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AEG's Commitment to Action

Clinton recognizes Farmers Field plans

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AEG was recognized by former President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting Sept. 20 in New York City for its Commitment to Action to invest $1 billion to build Farmers Field in downtown Los Angeles. AEG is working with partners, including the U.S. Green Building Council and the Natural Resources Defense Council, to ensure that Farmers Field will be the first NFL stadium to be LEED-certified. From left: Steve Bing, founder of Shangri-La Industries; Tim Leiweke, AEG president and CEO; Clinton; and Casey Wasserman, Wasserman Media Group chairman and CEO.

























A nod to Northwestern


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Learfield Sports President and CEO Greg Brown (left), with Northwestern AD Jim Phillips (right), congratulates Northwestern Sports Properties’ Amy Potter and Ryan Connors on Sept. 14 on their recent success. Northwestern was added to Learfield Sports’ stable of collegiate properties in March, the company’s seventh Big Ten Conference member.

























Sunny day at FedEx Field


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Donning their shades in front of the 30-foot-high Solar Man at FedEx Field are (from left) Fox Sports’ James Brown; Prince George’s County, Md., executive Rushern Baker III; NRG Energy CEO David Crane; and Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder. They marked the opening of NRG’s 8,000-panel solar array designed by DLR Group, of which Solar Man is a part, on Sept. 15. The system is to supply all of the stadium’s power needs on non-game days and 20 percent on game days.








































Crescent City kickoff


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At the newly remodeled Louisiana Superdome for the Saints’ first regular-season game Sept. 18 (from left): New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival producer Quint Davis and Doug Thornton, SMG senior VP of stadiums and arenas.























Cooking something up with DRIVE4COPD


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At the NASCAR Evening Series with chef Marcus Samuelsson, presented by DRIVE4COPD, on Sept. 17 at C-House in Chicago (from left): Tom Croce, senior associate director of patient advocacy and professional relations, Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals; Emily Baier, Boehringer-Ingelheim associate director of public relations; Samuelsson; Kathleen Dowd, Boehringer-Ingelheim VP of respiratory marketing; Steve Phelps, NASCAR SVP and CMO; Norris Scott, NASCAR VP of partnership marketing and business solutions; John Walsh, COPD Foundation president; and Chris Connolly, Boehringer-Ingelheim brand manager.



























A’s owners at ‘Moneyball’ premiere


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Oakland A’s owners Lew Wolff and John Fisher, and Chicago White Sox executive Dennis Gilbert attend the pre-party for the “Moneyball” premiere Sept. 19 in Oakland. The premiere benefited Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland and Stand Up to Cancer through the Oakland A’s Community Fund.





















This golf fivesome plays for mentoring


ROBERT WALKER
At the Friar’s Head golf course in Baiting Hollow, N.Y., on Sept. 19 at the inaugural MENTOR’s Champions Golf Challenge to benefit MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (from left): Ken Bouyer, Americas director of inclusiveness recruiting, Ernst & Young; NFL hall of famer Jim Brown; NBA hall of famer Bill Russell, a founding member of the group’s board of directors; co-founder Geoff Boisi, chairman and CEO of Roundtable Investment Partners; and Stuart Layne, founder and president at Seven 2 Sports Marketing. Ernst & Young and Roundtable Investment Partners sponsored the event.

























Honor for Granath


WENDY MOGER-BROSS
ESPN Chairman Emeritus Herb Granath (left) receives the International Radio and Television Society Gold Medal Award from Hearst Corp. Vice Chairman and CEO Frank Bennack Jr. The 52nd annual award for lifetime achievement in the media business was presented at the IRTS annual gala in New York City on Sept. 19.





















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