Faces and Places
Showing off signs of success
|AEG COO and CFO Dan Beckerman and AEG President and CEO Tim Leiweke pose with the AEG Wall of Champions trophy display at The Home Depot Center before the Los Angeles Galaxy’s MLS Cup game against the Houston Dynamo on Dec. 1.
Awards and honors from NFF
|At the 55th National Football Foundation annual Awards Dinner and news conference at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City on Dec. 4:
From left: College Football Hall of Fame inductee Jimmy Johnson and NFF board members Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, and T. Boone Pickens, chairman and CEO of BP Capital.
Below, from left: ESPN Executive Chairman George Bodenheimer, Distinguished American Award recipient; Burke Magnus, ESPN SVP for college programing and Legacy Award recipient; and ESPN broadcaster Rece Davis, the dinner’s master of ceremonies.
Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame
|The Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame inducted its class of 2012 during a ceremony Dec. 11 at the New York Hilton Hotel. Inductees included (at left) former Fox Sports Media Group Vice Chairman Ed Goren and former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. Other inductees were ESPN’s George Bodenheimer, audio pioneer Ray Dolby, NFL commentator Frank Gifford, NBC cameraman Cory Leible, NBC operations and engineering chief Jack Weir and broadcaster Jack Whitaker. Also attending the ceremony, (below) ESPN EVP Sean Bratches and CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus.
Houston ready for role as All-Star host
|The NBA and Reliant Energy on Dec. 10 announced that Reliant will support several major events during NBA All-Star 2013 in Houston. On hand to help celebrate the start of NBA All-Star Jam Session ticket sales were (from left) Houston Rockets guard James Harden, Rockets CEO Tad Brown, Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Reliant CMO Karen Jones, and Rockets hall of famer Clyde Drexler.
NBA execs, Cornell alums on the dais
|NBA executives, all of whom are Cornell alumni, participated in a panel discussion on the business of basketball at the Cornell Club in New York City on Nov. 28. From left: EVP Mark Tatum; SVP Rachel Jacobson; VP Susan Schroeder; Todd Jacobson, SVP of community relations; Linda Choong, SVP of global retail operations; and Chris Granger, EVP of team marketing and business operations.
In the spotlight at UMass
|Peter Carlisle, Octagon managing director of Olympics and action sports, delivers the Sport Innovators keynote address, “Marketing an Olympic Icon: Behind the Business of a Global Sports Superstar,” at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Center Auditorium. Carlisle was the Mark H. McCormack executive-in-residence at the Isenberg School of Management Nov. 27-29.
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