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Faces and Places

Scenes from NHL Winter Classic

Actor Matthew Perry joins NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman during the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic between the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs on Jan. 1 at Michigan Stadium.
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NHL COO John Collins checks out the seats at Michigan Stadium during the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Build-Out on Dec. 30.
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PepsiCo Canada President Richard Glover and Keith Wachtel, NHL EVP of global partnerships.
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With the Rivalry on Ice trophy

Former New York Gov. George Pataki, Yale President Peter Salovey, Secretary of State John Kerry, Leverage Agency CEO and founder Ben Sturner, and former New York Ranger Mark Messier attend the Rivalry on Ice college hockey game between Yale and Harvard on Jan. 11 in New York.
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A night out at the Sugar Bowl

Allstate Sugar Bowl President Jay Batt, Alabama Athletic Director Bill Battle, Oklahoma Athletic Director Joe Castiglione, Allstate Insurance SVP of integrated marketing Lisa Cochrane, Sugar Bowl CEO Paul Hoolahan, and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on stage at the Sugar Bowl Gala on Jan. 1 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside
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Starting the day at Chik-fil-A Bowl

Duke University AD Kevin White and Chick-fil-A Bowl Chairman Steve Riddell were on hand for the Chick-fil-A Bowl FCA Breakfast on Dec. 27 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
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Playoffs bring out NFL owners

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell joined Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson at the Panthers’ playoff game vs. the San Francisco 49ers on Jan. 11 in Charlotte. Also on the sidelines was 49ers owner John York, below.
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TD Garden hosts U.S. Figure Skating

TD Garden President Amy Latimer, U.S. Figure Skating President Patricia St. Peter and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh attend the opening ceremony at TD Garden for the Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Jan. 9.
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Celebrating TD Place naming rights

At the announcement of the TD Place naming rights earlier this month: Premier Partnerships’ Jeff Marks (seated), TD Bank Group’s Chris Stamper, Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group’s Bernie Ashe and Roger Greenberg, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Premier Partnerships’ Spencer Wolf, Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group’s Adrian Sciarra and TD Bank Group’s John Ratoff.
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CSN recognizes Shining Stars

Attending Comcast SportsNet’s fourth annual Shining Star Awards to benefit the March of Dimes on Jan. 9: Comcast-Spectacor executive adviser and Lifetime Achievement Award winner Sonny Hill, Wanamaker Tickets President Paul Conaway, Comcast SportsNet anchor Ron Burke and Time Warner Cable Sports VP Dan Finnerty.
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On stage at CES

Formula E driver Luca di Grassi with Front Row Marketing Services President Chris Lencheski during a Qualcomm event at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, Samsung Electronics America President Tim Baxter and PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua meet on stage at the Consumer Electronics Show at the announcement of Samsung’s partnerships with the NBA and The PGA of America.
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Octagon welcomes Goodell

At Octagon’s company meeting Dec. 13 in Stamford, Conn: Octagon Worldwide President and CEO Rick Dudley, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Jeff Shifrin, Octagon president of marketing for the Americas.
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Devil’s draw

Scott O’Neil, CEO of the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center, with N.J. Devil and Norbert Teufelberger, CEO of bwin.party digital entertainment, announce a partnership with partypoker.com as the official online gaming partner at a recent news conference.
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