Faces and Places: Title IX milestone
Celebrating 40 years of Title IX
|At the 40 For 40 event, “40 Years of Title IX, 40 Women Who Have Made an Impact,” at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C., on June 21 (top, from left): Women in Cable Telecommunications President and CEO Maria Brennan, espnW vice president Laura Gentile, Scripps Networks Interactive SVP of corporate communications Cindy McConkey and Women’s Sports Foundation CEO Kathryn Olson. WICT, espnW and the WSF chose the 40 honorees.
Lower photo, from left: Dr. Kristina Johnson, Julie Foudy, Lindsay Czarniak, Christine Brennan, Cynthia Breazeal, Jodi Gillette, Maria Brennan, Val Ackerman, Ann Cody, Beth Brooke, Dr. Sandra Magnus, Rear Adm. Sandra Stosz, Linda Mastandrea, Dr. Dot Richardson, Jill Vialet, Irma Garcia, Sue Enquist, Brig. Gen. Lori Reynolds, Kathryn Olson and Laura Gentile.
State Dept., ESPN announce mentoring program
|Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and ESPN President John Skipper on June 21 announced the U.S. Department of State and espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program, an effort to empower women and girls through sports. From left: ESPN’s Rachel Epstein, Marly Ellis, John Kosner and Laura Gentile, Clinton, Skipper, ESPN’s Christine Driessen and Walt Disney’s Susan Fox.
A pre-Game 4 mixer
|Bacardi USA Chief Marketing Officer Juan Rovira and NBA Commissioner David Stern attend a reception before Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Miami.
NACDA gathers in Texas
|The AT&T Cotton Bowl hosted the NACDA Executive Committee and Sponsors for an event June 24 at Cowboys Stadium to kick off the NACDA Convention. Near right, from left: NACDA Executive Director Bob Vecchione, Cotton Bowl Athletic Association Chairman Tommy Bain, NACDA President and UCLA AD Dan Guerrero, 1st VP and Maryland AD Kevin Anderson, 3rd VP and Northwestern AD Jim Phillips, 2nd VP and Missouri AD Mike Alden, Cotton Bowl President and CEO Rick Baker, and NACDA Secretary and Rhode Island College AD Don Tencher.
Lower photo, from left: DePaul’s Jean Lenti Ponsetto, Denver’s Peg Bradley-Doppes and Tennessee’s Joan Cronan at the convention in Dallas.
NASCAR, HP fire up fan-engagement effort
|Executives at the NASCAR Fuel for Business Council Meeting in San Francisco on June 22 announced that HP Enterprise Services had been selected as a technology partner in development with NASCAR to build a state-of-the-art Fan and Media Engagement Center in Charlotte. From left: Rob Vatter, VP of communications, media and entertainment, HP Enterprise Services; Jeff Caldwell, industry consulting services practice director, communications, media and entertainment, HP Enterprise Services; Mike Crooks, social media practice leader, industry consulting services, HP; Steve Phelps, NASCAR SVP and CMO; Philip Hall, HP account executive; and Brett Jewkes, NASCAR VP and chief communications officer.
Boston coaches talk shop for good cause
|The first Coffee With the Coaches event at Fenway Park in Boston on June 26 raised money for the Boston chapter of Positive Coaching Alliance. Planned as an annual event, the first edition featured a panel discussion with Bobby Valentine of the Red Sox, Doc Rivers of the Celtics, Harvard men’s basketball coach Tommy Amaker and Boston College men’s ice hockey coach Jerry York. From left: Valentine, Fenway Sports Management Managing Director Mark Lev, Amaker and Jim Thompson, founder and CEO of Positive Coaching Alliance.
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