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IMG Sports Marketing Symposium 2011

Experts covered topics from across the marketing landscape at the IMG Sports Marketing Symposium Oct. 5-6 in New York City. Attendees heard from speakers such as Larry Scott, Ben Sutton, David Downs and Jeff Hayzlett, and gathered for networking between and after sessions.

Photos by Shana Wittenwyler

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott (left) and IMG College President Ben Sutton discuss college sports marketing.

Jill Gregory of NASCAR and Mike Boykin of GMR Marketing

Author and former Kodak CMO Jeffrey Hayzlett energized the crowd.

North American Soccer League Commissioner David Downs in a One-On-One Interview

The WWE’s Peter Raskin (left), Brian Corcoran of Shamrock Sports & Entertainment, and Leverage Agency’s Ben Sturner

Tom Annear, Sony Ericsson Open/IMG, and Kevin Callanan, IMG Tennis

The Biz of Baseball’s David Simmons, Wally Hayward of the Chicago Cubs and Mary Beck of MLB Network

MSG Network marks anniversary

MSG Network celebrated the one-year anniversary of WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” show on its air with a party at Valbella in New York City’s Meatpacking District on Sept. 21. From left: Co-host and former NFL MVP Boomer Esiason, MSG Networks EVP and GM Dan Ronayne, Madison Square Garden President and CEO Hank Ratner, MSG Media President Mike Bair and co-host Craig Carton.

L.A. to host 2015 Special Olympics

Los Angeles will host the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, it was recently announced. From left: Rosario Marin, Michelle Kwan, Donna de Varona, Maria Shriver, all members of the Special Olympics board of directors; Special Olympics co-founder Rafer Johnson; Don Knabe, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors member; Tim Shriver, Special Olympics International chairman and CEO and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, holding the proclamation that was presented to the city; Bart Conner, Special Olympics board vice chairman; and Patrick McClenahan, chairman of the LA 2015 Bid Committee.

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