Faces and Places
MLS Works in Kansas City
|MLS Commissioner Don Garber (left), Sporting Kansas City CEO Robb Heineman (right) and MLS All-Stars Matt Besler, Jack McInerney, Landon Donovan, Will Johnson and Thierry Henry dedicate a futsal court at Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kan., as part of the MLS Works Community Day during All-Star Week last week.
A star for AT&T
|Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys (right), Cathy Coughlin of AT&T and Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck speak at the news conference July 25 announcing AT&T’s deal for naming rights to the Cowboys’ stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Sitting on the Front Row
|On a July 17 panel at Front Row Marketing Services’ national meetings in Scottsdale, Ariz.: Chris Lencheski, Front Row Marketing Services; former football coach Barry Switzer; and Mike Henry and Neal Pilson, Second Screen Media.
IAVM in New Orleans
|On a panel discussing new design and construction at the International Association of Venue Managers conference July 28 in New Orleans: Tom Tingle, Skanska; Todd Vigil, Mortenson; Troy Hoberg, Hunt Construction; Chris Lamberth, 360 Architecture; Robert Rayborn, Turner Construction; Bob Jordan, Van Wagner Sports Group; Don Dethlefs, Sink Combs Dethlefs; and Mark Williams, HKS.
|Actor Wendell Pierce (center) was the keynote speaker at the conference. Joining him are SMU sports management instructor Rodney Williams (left), IAVM’s director of content and professional development, and Pierce representative Ken Mask.
PGA, KitchenAid shake on it
|The PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua (left) and Whirlpool Corp. CEO Jeff Fettig agree to terms on a four-year partnership extension between Whirlpool brand KitchenAid and The PGA of America through 2018. The contract extension was announced during a reception at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich., on July 25.
Giants visit the White House
|President Barack Obama walks with San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer (left) and manager Bruce Bochy while welcoming the 2012 World Series champions to the White House on July 29.
Ready to welcome the world
|Patrick McClenahan, president and CEO of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, stopped by the SportsBusiness Journal and Daily offices July 23. He was in Charlotte for the Special Olympics North America Conference.
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