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Past Events

2002 Recipients

Mark Abbott

Chief operating officer, Major League Soccer

Hank Adams

Chairman and CEO, Ignite Sports

Paul Archey

Senior vice president, international business, Major League Baseball

Seth Berger

Founder and CEO, And 1

Paul Brooks

Vice president, broadcasting, NASCAR

Anucha Browne-Sanders

Senior vice president of marketing and business operations, New York Knicks

Scott Brubaker

Senior vice president, sales and marketing, Arizona Diamondbacks

Peter Carlisle

Director, Olympic and action sports-athlete representation division, Octagon

Ray Clark

President, Oakland A's

William Daly

Executive vice president and chief legal officer, NHL

Joe Dumars

President, basketball operations, Detroit Pistons

Tom Fox

Vice president, sports and event marketing, Gatorade

John Galloway

Director,sports marketing, Pepsi

Tony Hawk

President and CEO; founder, Tony Hawk Inc.; Birdhouse Projects

Ed Horne

President, NHL Enterprises

Wayne Katz

Partner, Proskauer Rose

Jonathan Kraft

President and chief operating officer; vice chairman, The Kraft Group; New England Patriots

Steve Lauletta

Director, sports and event marketing, Miller Brewing Co.

Mark Lazarus

President, Turner Sports

Mark Lewis

President and CEO, Utah Athletic Foundation

Elliott McCabe

Managing director, Banc of America Securities LLC

Patrick McGee

Vice president athlete marketing, worldwide, Octagon

Tom McGovern

Director, sports marketing, OMD USA

Alan Ostfield

Chief operating officer, Palace Sports & Entertainment

John Pleasants

President and CEO, Ticketmaster

George Postolos

President and CEO, Houston Rockets

George Pyne

Senior vice president, NASCAR

Kris Rone

Executive vice president, business operations, Los Angeles Dodgers

Jamey Rootes

Senior vice president, chief sales and marketing officer, Houston Texans

Michael Rubin

President and CEO, GSI Commerce

Chris Russo

Senior vice president, new media and publishing, NFL

Mark Shapiro

Executive vice president, programming and production, ESPN

Brenda Spoonemore

Vice president, interactive services, NBA Entertainment

Mark Steinberg

Senior vice president, golf; president of basketball, IMG

Neal Tiles

Executive vice president, Fox Sports Marketing Group

Heidi Ueberroth

Executive vice president, global media properties and marketing partnerships, NBA Entertainment