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SBJ/November 21-27, 2011/People and Pop Culture
Faces and Places: Lounging around in NFL gear
Published November 21, 2011, Page 49
|Suzanne Johnson (right), wife of New York Jets owner Woody Johnson and brand ambassador for the NFL Women’s Apparel campaign, played host to the “NFL for Her” lounge at the Jets-Patriots game Nov. 13. She’s joined by Michelle Tannenbaum, wife of Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Marathoners' rooftop reception
|ING New York City Marathon sponsor Grana Padano held an event Nov. 4, two days before the race, at Eataly’s Birreria in Manhattan that was attended by many Italian runners and politicians. From left: former Formula 1 driver Alex Zanardi; Italian Olympian and marathon competitor Stefano Baldini; Mary Wittenberg, New York Road Runners president and CEO; Ann Wells Crandall, NYRR EVP of business development and strategic partnerships; and Maurizio Lupi, Montecitorio Running Club president and VP of the Italy Chamber of Deputies.
USF students visit L.A. for talk with AEG execs
|Thirty-six members of Cohort 34 at the University of San Francisco’s sports management master’s program went to L.A. Live on Nov. 15 to meet with executives from AEG Global Partnerships.
Tagliabue talks on panel at London Georgetown gathering
|The Georgetown University City Alliance presented a panel discussion on the business of sports Nov. 10 in London. From left: Andrew Wildblood, EVP of IMG/IMG Media; Ivan Gazidis, Arsenal Football Club CEO; former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, chairman of the Georgetown board of directors; and moderator Matt Winkler, associate dean of Georgetown’s sports management program. Tagliabue also provided a Georgetown update for the university’s London alumni.
All hands on deck for Carrier Classic
|At the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic game pitting Michigan State vs. North Carolina Nov. 11 on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson (from left): Chris Hannan, Fox Sports SVP of marketing; Michigan State Athletic Director Mark Hollis; and Bob Vecchione, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics executive director.
Frank in residence at McCormack program
|Barry Frank, EVP of IMG Media Sports Programming, began a stint this month as executive-in-residence in the Mark H. McCormack Sport Management Department at the University of Massachusetts’ Isenberg School of Management. From left: Isenberg’s dean, Mark Fuller; Todd McCormack, one of McCormack’s sons and an IMG executive; Frank; Lisa Masteralexis, head of the sports management program; and Steve McKelvey, associate professor and graduate program director.
Executives from 49ers, sponsors address Stanford club
|The Stanford Graduate School of Business’ Sports Management Club played host to a panel this month featuring professional women in sports, where members of the San Francisco 49ers’ front office teamed with some of their corporate partners to discuss career opportunities. From left: Lorie Murphy, E2K SVP; Lisa Garvey, Rambus director of marketing; Sheri Nelson, Cumulus San Francisco director of marketing; Michiko Tanabe, Stanford Hospital & Clinics director of marketing; Andrea Kremer of NBC Sports/HBO Sports; Joanne Pasternack, 49ers director of community relations; Ali Towle, 49ers director of marketing; Alana Nguyen, SFGate.com executive producer; and Hannah Gordon, 49ers director of legal affairs.
Better than a belt?
|Honda Center CEO Tim Ryan (right) presents UFC President Dana White with a customized print before the “UFC on Fox” event Nov. 12, which sold out the arena.
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