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2011 Recipients

Jay Bauman

VP, Legal and Business Affairs, NFL

Zak Brown

Founder & CEO, Just Marketing International

Greg Byrne

Athletic Director, University of Arizona

Andrew Campion

Chief Financial Officer, Nike Brand, Nike

Justin Connolly

Senior VP, National Accounts, Disney & ESPN Media Networks

Mark Evans

VP, Fox Sports Sales, Fox

John Currie

Athletic Director, Kansas State University

Paul Danforth

Marketing Executive, CAA Sports

Sophie Goldschmidt

Senior VP, NBA Europe

Kern Egan

Principal, Richards Sports + Entertainment

Jeff Ehrenkranz

Executive VP, Head of Marketing Solutions Group, Octagon

Chad Estis

President/Senior VP, Sales and Booking, Legends Premium Sales/Dallas Cowboys

Jonathan Gilula

Executive VP, Business Affairs, Boston Red Sox/Fenway Sports Group

Todd Goldstein

President, Global Partnerships, AEG

Eric Grilly

Executive VP & Chief Digital Officer, Comcast Sports Group

Matt Higgins

Executive VP, Business Operations, New York Jets

Barry Kahn

Founder & CEO, Qcue

David Katz

Founder & CEO, SportsFanLive.com

Jason Kint

Senior VP & General Manager, CBSSports.com

Leah Buhl LaPlaca

VP, Programming and Acquisitions, ESPN

Rita Benson LeBlanc

Owner & Executive VP, New Orleans Saints

Adam Lippard

VP & General Manager – San Francisco, GMR Marketing

Lawton Logan

Senior VP, U.S. Business Development, IMG College

Greg Luckman

CEO, North America, GroupM ESP

Scott Milleisen

Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase Bank

Bob Myers

Managing Executive, Basketball, Wasserman Media Group

Eric Nyquist

VP, Strategic Development, NASCAR

Sarah Robb O'Hagan

President, North America, Gatorade

Merritt Paulson

Owner & President, Portland Timbers

Irwin Raij

Partner & Vice Chair, Sports Industry, Team Foley & Lardner LLP

Rob Reed

Chief Financial Officer , AEG Facilities

Chris Sanders

Chief Operating Officer, Helios Partners

Patrick Sandusky

Chief Communications Officer, U.S. Olympic Committee

Emmanuel Seuge

Group Director, Worldwide Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Coca-Cola Co.

Ron Skotarczak

Senior VP, Sales, Madison Square Garden Sports

Timothy Slavin

Director, Business Affairs & Licensing and Senior Counsel, Business, MLBPA

Kimberly Taylor

Director, Sports Marketing, MetLife

Todd Taylor

Executive VP, Ticket Sales and Marketing, Texas Rangers

Albert Vertino

VP, Content, NBA Digital

Andrew Walker

Senior VP, Global Marketing and Communications, Women's Tennis Association