SBJ/July 1-7, 2013/People and Pop Culture

Faces and Places

Lakers honor Jerry Buss at upfront

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak, Executive Vice President Jeanie Buss and retired head coach Phil Jackson attended Time Warner Cable Media’s “View From The Top” upfront honoring the Lakers’ late owner Jerry Buss at Vibiana on June 19 in Los Angeles.
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NASCAR visits Bay Area

NASCAR held its Fuel for Business Council Meeting at the W Hotel in San Francisco on June 21. Jon Schwartz, NASCAR senior director of brand and business communications (far right), moderated the technology and innovation panel. Also pictured, left to right: Jeff Caldwell, HP Enterprise Services consulting lead; David Wirt, 3M key accounts manager; and Artis Brown, Mobil 1 Motorsports manager.
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Golfing with GlideSlope

GlideSlope held its annual “Summer Open” on June 20 for more than 40 guests at Manhattan’s Pier 25 Mini Golf Course. From left to right: Tori Stevens, vice president, ESPN Global X Games; Chris Prindiville, partner at Fermata Partners; Ryan Djabbarah, vice president of corporate sponsorships and marketing for Citi; Erica Zimmerman, director of sports Marketing at PepsiCo; and Dave Mingey, GlideSlope president and founding partner.
Photo by: ROB HAYDEN


























Mr. Popper’s Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates held the second of four postgame concerts of the 2013 season on June 15 at PNC Park. The on-field show was booked and produced by Select Artists Associates. Pictured here is Blues Traveler with Charles Johnston, SAA president (second from right).
Photo by: JESSICA DOUCETTE / SELECT ARTISTS ASSOCIATES


























Choir holds court

Prior to their show at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in June, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir was presented a custom Indiana Pacers jersey by representatives from Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Pictured with the choir, from left to right: Ron Gunnell, assistant to the president of the choir; Jack Everly, principal pops conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra; Scott Barrick, choir general manager; Ron Jarrett, choir president; Greg Schenkel, vice president of corporate/public and community relations, Pacers Sports & Entertainment; Marty Bechtold, director of booking, Live Nation Arenas/Bankers Life Fieldhouse; and Rich Kapp, vice president of facilities and event services, Pacers Sports & Entertainment.
Photo by: PACERS SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT





















Signs go up at StubHub Center

Prior to the Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers match on June 19, the new marquee signage at StubHub Center was unveiled. Pictured from left to right: Marcelo Sarvas, Galaxy midfielder; Galaxy President Chris Klein; StubHub President Chris Tsakalakis; AEG President and CEO Dan Beckerman; Carson Mayor Jim Dear; Willie Hagan, president of California State University, Dominguez Hills; and Omar Gonzalez, Galaxy defender.
Photo by: GERMAN ALEGRIA / GERMANALEGRIA.COM FOR STUBHUB CENTER























Marketers hit airwaves

16W Marketing co-founders Frank Vuono (left) and Steve Rosner at Sirius/XM Satellite Radio studios recorded a segment of their favorite Bruce Springsteen songs on E Street Radio to celebrate their 20th anniversary as business partners in the sports marketing industry.
Photo by: STEINLIGHT MEDIA





















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