SBJ/July 16-22, 2012/People and Pop Culture

Faces and Places: Olympics around the corner

NBC's Olympics crew

At the NBC Olympic media event June 27 (from left): Michelle Beadle, Gary Zenkel, Mark Lazarus, Seth Winter, Jim Bell, Bob Costas, Peter Diamond, Alan Wurtzel, Molly Solomon and John Miller.
Photo by: HEIDI GUTMAN / NBC




















VIPs at U.S. Olympic Swim Trials

At the USA Swimming VIP hospitality suite at the U.S. Olympic team trials, which ran June 25 through July 2 in Omaha, Neb. (from left): Gina Koutros, BMW experiential marketing manager for the Olympics, dealer launch events and auto shows; Fritz Hitchcock, president and CEO of South Bay BMW and Mini; Pablo Morales, Olympic gold medalist; and Matt Farrell, USA Swimming CMO.
Photo by: ADAM STREUR / USA SWIMMING




















Ready to run at All-Star Game charity event

Lining up in front of Sprint Center for the MLB All-Star Game Charity 5K and Fun Run presented by Nike on July 8, MLB EVP of business Tim Brosnan, hall of famer and All-Star ambassador George Brett, “The Biggest Loser” host and Stand Up to Cancer ambassador Alison Sweeney and “American Idol” winner David Cook joined Royals legends and representatives from Stand Up to Cancer, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Greater Kansas City affiliate of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Photo by: ROBERT BINDER / MLB PHOTOS VIA GETTY IMAGES


























Open champ Simpson in Greensboro

At the Wyndham Championship media day at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., on June 28 (from left): Tournament Director Mark Brazil; Bobby Long, chairman of the Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation, which oversees the tournament; 2012 U.S. Open champion and defending tournament champion Webb Simpson; and Wyndham Worldwide Chairman and CEO Stephen Holmes.
Photo by: ANTHONY VINSON SMITH






















Congressional gathering for AT&T National

Members and guests of the Congressional Golf Task Force joined PGA Tour and AT&T executives, as well as Tiger Woods, for the opening ceremony at the AT&T National golf tournament at Congressional Country Club. From left: PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem, Rep. Phil Gingrey, AT&T’s Lyndon Boozer, The C2 Group’s Raul Tapia, Rep. Joe Baca, Cornet Technology’s Max Salas, Woods, Rep. Albio Sires, Rep. Cedric Richmond and AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson.
Photo by: STAN BADZ / PGA TOUR
























NASCAR checks out Twitter HQ

NASCAR officials visited Twitter’s new headquarters in San Francisco on June 22. From left: Gabriel Stricker, Twitter VP of communications; Brett Jewkes, NASCAR VP and chief communications officer; Steve Phelps, NASCAR SVP and CMO; Chloe Sladden, Twitter VP of media; Marc Jenkins, NASCAR VP of digital media; Omid Ashtari, Twitter head of sports and entertainment; Betsy Grider, NASCAR senior director of strategic development; and Michael Sippey, Twitter director of product.
Photo by: JEREMY BRIGGS / TWITTER
























Front Row for soccer

At a recent Fort Lauderdale Strikers match were (from left) Chris Lencheski, president of Front Row Marketing Services; Tim Robbie, president of the Strikers; and Aaron Davidson, VP of sales and marketing for Traffic Sports USA.
Photo by: COMCAST-SPECTACOR




































Tampa Bay parties in Big D

From left: University of South Florida Athletic Director Doug Woolard; Auburn Athletic Director Jay Jacobs; Under Armour’s Walker Jones; Temple Athletic Director Bill Bradshaw and Under Armour’s Sean Sullivan joined more than 60 collegiate athletic administrators for the Tampa Bay Sports Commission’s sixth annual Collegiate Athletic Directors Network Dinner on June 25 in Dallas.
Photo by: TAMPA BAY SPORTS COMMISSION
























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