SBJ/April 8-14, 2013/People and Pop Culture

Faces and Places

Sports executives gathered at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Fla., last week for the annual World Congress of Sports. Events began with a VIP speakers’ dinner Tuesday night. The conference itself began Wednesday morning with panels, interviews and networking.


Jeff Price of Sporting News Media, Ken Fuchs of Yahoo and Igor Ulis of Omnigon Communications

Sandy Montag of IMG, broadcaster Mary Carillo and retired jockey Jerry Bailey

Stacey Allaster of the WTA and Tom Shine of XIX Entertainment

Sean McManus of CBS Sports and Lagardère Unlimited’s Donald Dell, a Champions of Sports Business honoree

Ben Sutton of IMG College, George Pyne of IMG, Randy Freer of Fox Sports Media Group and Abraham Madkour of SportsBusiness Journal/SportsBusiness Daily

Gregory Moore of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and Steve Pamon of JPMorgan Chase

Rick Welts of the Golden State Warriors and Blaise D’Sylva of Anheuser-Busch, who participated in the day’s opening panel

Jennifer Biehn of Witt/Kieffer and Lyndon Campbell of Nielsen

From Cartier North America: Chad McKeehan, Matthieu Garnier, Christine Goppel and Cedric Tonello. Cartier sponsored the Wednesday-night reception.

Harvey Schiller, Roy Kramer, Pat Williams and Rosa Gatti, all Champions of Sports Business honorees, with Forty Under 40 winner Craig Karmazin of Good Karma Broadcasting, Sean McManus of CBS Sports and Champions honoree Donald Dell

Proskauer Chairman Joe Leccese, who moderated the panel “Building Business Enterprises In, Around and Outside of Sports”

Jim O’Connell of NASCAR and Rob Temple of ESPN Customer Marketing and Sales

Kit Geis of Genesco Sports Enterprises, Robbie Tran of Pepsi, Adam Harter of Pepsi, Tracie Rodburg of the NFL and Jennifer Dubin and Heidi Sandreuter of Pepsi

Ian Ayre of Liverpool FC

Charlie Besser of Intersport and Gabby Roe of YSC Sports Marketing

Scott Milleisen of JPMorgan Chase, Dennis Culloton and Tracey Mendrek of Culloton Strategies, and Wally Hayward of W Partners

Champions of Sports Business honoree Roy Kramer (left) and Sean McManus of CBS Sports (right)

Dan Mannix of LeadDog Marketing and Eric Guthoff, Dave Mingey and David Fuller, all of GlideSlope

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