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What I Like: Joe De Sena, Spartan Race

04 / 14 / 14

PROFESSIONAL What I Like … Photo by: SPARTAN RACE ■ An influential person in my career: Al Cappucci, who begged me to join a firm on Wall Street, which led to my starti...

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02/24/14
Plugged In: Jim Nugent

Jim Nugent has lived and breathed golf, from the time he caddied at Chicago’s Sunset Ridge Country Club as a youth through more than 25 years in golf media, most of those coming as a Golfweek publisher. In 2008 — “As the world was falling apart,” he said — Nugent came ...

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02/24/14
Faces and Places

On the scene at NBA All-Star Weekend NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum; Mike Sundet, Anheuser-Busch InBev VP of sports and entertainment marketing; and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver during All-Star Weekend. Below: NBA Deputy ...

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02/17/14
People: Executive transactions

Baseball The San Francisco Giants promoted Shane Turner to director of player development. The Baltimore Orioles hired Ray Naimoli as senior manager of corporate partnership sales, Cathy Jerome as senior manager of partnership marketing and Bill Marriott as manager of corporate ...

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02/17/14
Thinking Back, with USSA’s Bill Marolt

Photo by: USSA A fter 18 years leading the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, Bill Marolt will step down as CEO after the Sochi Games. He joined USSA, where he had been a member of the 1964 Olympic ski team ...

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02/17/14
Spotlight: Howard Dolgon

Photo by: DICK BLUME / SYRACUSE.COM As he celebrates 20 years as owner of the American Hockey League’s Syracuse Crunch, Howard Dolgon is taking on an additional role as chief marketing o ...

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02/17/14
Faces and Places: Winter Olympics

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02/17/14
Plugged In: Michael Rowe

Michael Rowe knows development through sports. The former executive vice president and COO of the Meadowlands Sports Complex has also been president and a part-owner of the New Jersey Nets, where he helped launch the YES Network. For the past 16 years, he’s led sports consulting firm Positive ...

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02/17/14
5 things I learned about Phil Knight

The University of Oregon honored alumnus and mega-booster Phil Knight at a recent men’s basketball game against USC. The celebration included a giant birthday card, video tributes and free Phil Knight bobbleheads for everybody in attendance. ...

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02/10/14
Plugged In: Arnie Fielkow

Longtime sports executive Arnie Fielkow, since 2011, has been charged with leading the National Basketball Retired Players Association. The group aims to assist former NBA, WNBA, ABA and Harlem Globetrotters players and has a current membership count of 650, up from 400 when Fielkow came aboard. Fi ...

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02/10/14
Game Day With ESPN, Engine Shop

E SPN threw its 10th annual Super Bowl party Jan. 31 at Lower Manhattan’s Basketball City at Pier 36. The invitation-only party, which welcomed more than 2,500 guests, is jointly managed by ESPN and New York-based marketing agency Engine Shop, working with production company Event Elev ...

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