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WISE's Women of the Year luncheon in NYC

WISE presents annual honors

At the Women in Sports and Events Women of the Year luncheon June 8 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City (from left): Presenter Jonathan Mariner, MLB CFO and EVP, with honoree Wendy Lewis, MLB SVP of diversity and strategic alliances; Sue Rodin, WISE founder and national president; honoree Stacey Allaster, WTA chairman and CEO, with presenter Ari Fleischer, head of Ari Fleischer Sports Communications; and honoree Lisa Baird, USOC CMO, with presenter Paul Tagliabue, former NFL commissioner.

K.C. crew

Populous was the designer and Turner Construction the builder of Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., Major League Soccer’s newest facility. At media day June 7, two days before opening night (from left): Jeff Spear of Populous; Doug Attebery and Andy Heitmann of Turner; and Brad Albers and Jon Knight of Populous.

Philly sports leaders appear on panel

Participating in “Entrepreneurial Lessons from Philadelphia’s Sports Leaders,” a panel for the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies Founders Luncheon on June 8 at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia (from left): Dean Miller of Novitas Capital, Philadelphia Eagles President Joe Banner, Philadelphia Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz, ESPN football reporter and panel moderator Sal Paolantonio, Philadelphia Phillies President David Montgomery and Comcast-Spectacor President Peter Luukko.

Milwaukee marketers gather

At the June 1 gathering of the Milwaukee Sports Marketing Professionals at GMR Marketing headquarters in New Berlin (from left): Marissa Pitroski of Visit Milwaukee, Cindy Lorenzen of Marquette University, Jessica Blada of the Milwaukee Bucks, Trenni Kusnierek of WTMJ-AM, Caitlin Moyer of the Milwaukee Brewers and Amanda Sucharda of Nelligan Sports Marketing.

Polo pairing

World No. 1-ranked golfer Luke Donald (right) and David Lauren, SVP of advertising, marketing and communications for Polo Ralph Lauren, were at Bloomingdale’s Midtown in New York City on June 6 to promote Polo’s U.S. Open apparel.

Bayne on board

Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne (center) was on board the Odyssey cruise ship in Chicago recently for the Business Marketing Association’s annual conference. He was a guest of Avnet and the BMA, which sponsored his return to NASCAR at Chicagoland Speedway after an illness. Joining Bayne and his Daytona 500 trophy are David Nobs (left), head of sports marketing for the Lavidge Co., and Robin Johnson, Roush Fenway Racing’s EVP of business development.

Trackside for the Agency Challenge

Octagon EVP Mark Coughlin (left) takes in the action at the inaugural World of Outlaws Agency Challenge on June 7 in Charlotte with The B4 Agency co-director Brian Barr (center) and IMG Motorsports VP Tom Knox. Drivers representing nine motorsports agencies took to the dirt track June 7. Retail Sports Marketing bested IMG and HMS Worldwide for top honors.

Ready for rugby at PPL Park

On the field at PPL Park in Chester, Pa., for this month’s USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championships (from left): Jon Miller, president of programming for NBC Sports and Versus; Global Spectrum COO John Page; Gary Quinn, director of business development at NBC Sports; PPL Park GM Mike Scanlon; and Donal Walsh, VP of operations for USA Sevens Rugby.

Suited up for EA Sports 'Madden 12' demo

EA Sports President Peter Moore (left) spoke as NFL players (from left) Peyton Hillis, Clay Matthews and Ray Lewis stood on stage with the Lombardi Trophy during EA Sports’ “Madden 12” demo at EA’s E3 press conference June 6 in Los Angeles.

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