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Faces and Places: Super news for Cardinals

Bringing back the big game

At the Oct. 11 announcement awarding Super Bowl XLIX in 2015 to Arizona (from left): Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwill, who led the effort to bring the game back to the Phoenix area; Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer; and host committee Chairman Mike Kennedy.

Olympians on hand for London preview party

At a London 2012 Olympic preview party sponsored by AP Images, PMG Sports and AQ at Hudson Terrace in New York on Oct. 5 (from left): Fernando Ferre, AP Images VP; Olympic greats Mark Spitz, Cullen Jones, David Boudia, Janet Evans and Dominique Dawes; and Lloyd Pawlak, AP Images director of sales.

DeVos students love L.A.

Second-year MBA/MSBM students from the University of Central Florida’s DeVos Sport Business Management graduate program made a networking trip to Los Angeles, spending four days talking to executives as well as hosting several industry professionals at a networking dinner and breakfast panel. Here the group stops for a photo op Sept. 22 at Staples Center before visiting with AEG.

A taste of MSG

Madison Square Garden hosted an exclusive tasting event Sept. 27 introducing the new MSG Signature Collection, which will feature exclusive items from top New York culinary talent beginning this fall. From left: restaurateur Drew Nieporent, chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Madison Square Garden Co. President and CEO Hank Ratner, chef Andrew Carmellini and chef Jeremy Marshall.

ESPN chief honored

ESPN/ABC Sports President George Bodenheimer (center) accepts the Grand TAM Award, the Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing’s highest honor, Oct. 7 in New York City. He accepted the award from CTAM President and CEO Char Beales (right) and CTAM Chair Jon Hargis, Cablevision Systems Corp. EVP for marketing and advertising.

Subway's marathon men

Olympic champion Michael Phelps (left) poses with Tony Pace (center), Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund global CMO, and fellow Olympic champion and Subway endorser Apolo Anton Ohno, who is training for the ING New York City Marathon, during an event at The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers in New York on Sept. 27.

Golden Dragon for Magic

The Asian-American Chamber of Commerce presented the Golden Dragon Award to the Orlando Magic on Oct. 8. The award recognizes an individual, entrepreneur or business that has made the most significant positive impact in Central Florida. From the Magic (from left): Lucas Boyce, director of community relations/multicultural insights/government affairs; Stormy Washington, community relations executive assistant; Latria Leak, community and government affairs coordinator; and Deborah Rios-Barnes, assistant director of community relations/cause marketing.

Tennis legends play Philly

Four of the world’s all-time top men’s tennis players, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Sept. 24 for the Champions Shootout, posed with Global Spectrum employees (from left): Pete Sampras; arena operations manager Ryan Hemenway; Andre Agassi; arena assistant marketing manager Mary Paolantonio; Jimmy Connors; arena event manager Casey Haverling; and Jim Courier.

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