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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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01/27/14
Faces and Places

2014 Business of Sports The inaugural 2014 Business of Sports earlier this month brought together some of the brightest minds in Tampa Bay sports to discuss the local industry and its impact. At a panel titled “Competit ...

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01/20/14
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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01/20/14
Plugged In: Michael Spencer

A former competitive mogul skier, Michael Spencer became an agent just as skiers began migrating from the mountain to the terrain park. He landed his first freeskiing client, Simon Dumont, in 2003, and he’s been working with freeskiing athletes ever since. In 2008, he became a co-founder of t ...

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01/20/14
The Sit-Down: Bob Beaudine

T he energy between two people is what makes great marriages, great families, great teams, great organizations. When two people connect, there are legendary results. If I can get two people, just two, to agree, that’s the common denominator of all success. Just two people to ag ...

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01/20/14
People: Executive transactions

Baseball The Akron Aeros/RubberDucks promoted Sierra Sawtelle to director of suites and community relations. The Detroit Tigers named former manager Jim Leyland special assistant to general manager Dave Dombrowski. The Houston Astros promoted Kevin Goldstein to director of pro ...

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01/13/14
Plugged In: Jay Rood

The Super Bowl is the Black Friday of the football season for Las Vegas sports books, accounting for 15 percent to 20 percent of all NFL wagering for the year. Last year’s game generated a record handle of $98.9 million for Nevada books. Jay Rood, vice president of race and sports books for M ...

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01/13/14
People: Executive transactions

Baseball Baseball Hall of Fame Senior Vice President Bill Haase retired. COLLINS The Cincinnati Reds promoted Dave Collins to director of sponsorship development. The Miami Marlins ...

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01/13/14
What I Like: Max Eisenbud

PROFESSIONAL What I Like … Photo by: MICHAEL BAZ ■ An insight: Don’t be afraid to surround yourself with really bright young people (or interns) and empower them. ...

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01/06/14
Plugged In: Jason Teitler

Jason Teitler, chairman of Burson-Marsteller’s sports marketing and fan experience practice, has played a key role in facilitating some of the biggest deals in the industry over the last several years. The firm advised T-Mobile on its activation at MLB FanFest last summer, worked with technol ...

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01/06/14
People: Executive transactions

Baseball The Los Angeles Dodgers hired Jon Weisman as director of digital and print content. Weisman was senior editor at Variety. The MLB Players Association hired Dave Winfield as special assistant to executive director Tony Clark. Winfield was executive vice president and senior a ...

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