Faces and Places
Citi honored for ‘Every Step of the Way’
|Citi’s Liz Fogarty (second from left) and Matter’s Mary Scott (second from right) accepted the PR Week Award for Cause-Related Campaign of the Year on March 7 for Citi’s “Every Step of the Way” Olympic and Paralympic program. From left: PR Week Awards master of ceremonies Ralph Harris; Fogarty, Citi’s director of strategic media relations; Scott, Matter general manager; and Ellen Ryan Mardiks, GolinHarris vice chairman and president of consumer marketing practice.
Ford a two-time winner
|Ford became the first two-time winner of the NASCAR Driving Business Award when it was honored at the NASCAR Fuel for Business Council Meeting on March 8 at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas. From left: Matthew Braydich, account manager, NASCAR partnership marketing; Tim Duerr, Ford motorsports marketing manager; and Mike Kozak, NASCAR senior director of partnership marketing.
Game Changer awards
|Above: At the Natural Resources Defense Council Game Changer Awards (from left): John Mara, New York Giants president, CEO and co-owner; NRDC Executive Director Peter Lehner; and New York Giants Chairman Steve Tisch. The event was March 14 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. Below: NFL player Ovie Mughelli (left) greets NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman as Tisch looks on.
NASCAR at Autism Speaks gala
|Left: NASCAR drivers Clint Bowyer (left), Brad Keselowski (second from right) and Martin Truex Jr. (right) join NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France (second from left); his wife, Amy; and hall of famer Bobby Allison at the Speeding for a Cure gala to benefit Autism Speaks. The event was March 12 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Right: (from left): Autism Speaks President Liz Feld; Autism Speaks co-founder Bob Wright; honoree Rick Dreiling, Dollar General chairman and CEO; Autism Speaks co-founder Suzanne Wright; and honoree Artie Kempner, coordinating director of NASCAR on Fox.
Tourney time for Pac-12
|Pac-12 Enterprises President Gary Stevenson hosted conference sponsor Esurance at the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament on March 14 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. From left: Cal mascot Oski, Stevenson, Pac-12 Networks analyst Rick Neuheisel, Chris Lee and Helena Ghez of Esurance, Pac-12 Networks host Ashley Adamson and Utah mascot Swoop.
Bracket Day at CNN Center
|Ushering in the start of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament on National Bracket Day, March 18, at CNN Center in Atlanta (from left): Lenny Daniels, Turner Sports executive vice president and chief operating officer; Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed; Turner Sports host Ernie Johnson, who was master of ceremonies for the event; and Phil Kent, Turner Broadcasting chairman and CEO.
USTA launches sponsor summit
|The U.S. Tennis Association held its first sponsor summit March 4 at the Westin New York Grand Central. Among those attending were (from left) John Bogusz of CBS, Jon Levine of Xerox, Rick Singer of IBM, the USTA’s Gordon Smith, Jennifer Carper of Engine Shop and Eric Linder of Mercedes-Benz USA.
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