SBJ/June 9-15, 2014/People and Pop Culture
Faces and Places
Published June 9, 2014, Page 49
marks network’s 35th anniversary
|Former NBA Commissioner David Stern and his successor, Adam Silver, were on hand as the Paley Center for Media honored ESPN on its 35th anniversary at the center’s annual spring benefit dinner May 28 in New York City.
|Also at the Paley Center for Media event: Chris Berman, Mike Greenberg, Michelle Beadle, Mike Golic, Paley Center President and CEO Maureen Reidy, Frank Bennack, Keith Olbermann, Bob Ley, John Saunders, Stuart Scott, George Bodenheimer and John Skipper.
|“Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts and the Paley Center’s Maureen Reidy.
Saluting a new major
|KPMG, the PGA of America, and the LPGA announced the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in Rockefeller Center’s Studio 8H in New York City, home of “Saturday Night Live.” From left: LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan, KPMG Global Chairman John Veihmeyer and PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua.
On set at Roland Garros
|Host Bill Macatee and Doug Martz, Tennis Channel SVP of advertising, welcomed Lacoste CEO José Luis Duran and PR director Pascal Collet to the “French Open Tonight” set at Roland Garros recently.
Jets, sponsors hit the links
|Hitting the course as the New York Jets hosted their first B2B Partner Golf Outing on June 2 at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., were (from left) Jets legend Marty Lyons; Sanjay Mehra, MetLife VP of global brand, marketing and communications; Dan Pincus, MetLife AVP for sponsorship and promotions; and Jets President Neil Glat. The Jets plan to hold the event annually.
Slicing the ribbon at PGA Tour Grill
|The PGA Tour Grill, a partnership between HMSHost and the tour, held the grand opening of its first location at San Diego International Airport on June 3. From left: Anthony Alessi and Joe Niknam of HMSHost, the tour’s Tim Hawes, the airport authority’s Thella Bowens, the airport’s Nyle Marmion and the authority’s Robert Gleason.
Welcoming Boston Marathon champ
|New Competitor Group executives posed with Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi at the 17th annual Suja Rock ’n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & Half Marathon on May 31. From left: CMO Keith Kendrick, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Keflezighi and CFO Barrett Garrison.
Eagles kicking it at Disney
|The Philadelphia Eagles’ business management team, which spent a recent week at Disney Institute for training and team building, pauses at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex after a game of kickball.
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