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Faces and Places: NACDA in Orlando

NACDA brass gather at convention

The 2010-11 National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics officers gathered at the organization’s convention last month in Orlando. From left: Missouri AD Mike Alden, 3rd VP; Maryland AD Kevin Anderson, 2nd VP; Colgate AD Dave Roach, president; featured speaker Ari Fleischer, consultant and former White House press secretary; and UCLA AD Dan Guerrero, 1st VP.

France talks ethanol

NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France (left) and Tom Buis, CEO of NASCAR sponsor Growth Energy, speak during a keynote conversation June 28 at the 2011 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. NASCAR switched to a more environmentally friendly ethanol fuel in 2011 called Sunoco Green E15. Growth Energy is an ethanol advocacy group.

Gatti honored

The Association for Women in Sports Media presented longtime ESPN communications chief Rosa Gatti (left) with its highest honor, the Mary Garber Pioneer Award, at the organization’s 2011 national convention in Charlotte, June 23-25. Sports journalist, association member and longtime friend Lesley Visser presented the award to Gatti.

'Morning Joe' crew travels to travelers

The PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship held its third annual Women’s Day on June 23, and Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” appeared as the keynote speaker. With her was fellow “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough.

ADs discuss college sports business in Phoenix

The Phoenix Regional Sports Commission hosted its Sports at Lunch quarterly speaker series June 14 featuring a panel discussion on “The Business of College Sports.” From left: Commission President Jon Schmieder, Arizona State University Athletic Director Lisa Love, Grand Canyon University Athletic Director Keith Baker and University of Arizona Athletic Director Greg Byrne.

Dad's day for Rowley

Phoenix Suns SVP and general counsel Jason Rowley was honored at the Phoenix Father of the Year Awards Dinner on June 16. He’s with wife Kristi and daughter Abigail (not shown is daughter Lucy).

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