Faces and Places
Speedo hosts USA Swimming, elite swim team
|Speedo USA hosted an open house at its Cypress, Calif., headquarters with members of its elite swim team and USA Swimming: USA Swimming’s Geri Woessner; Team Speedo USA Paralympic swimmer Becca Meyers and her dog Birdie; Team Speedo USA swimmers Missy Franklin, Cullen Jones and Natalie Coughlin; USA Swimming’s Matt Farrell; Speedo USA’s John Graham; Team Speedo USA swimmers Conor Dwyer and Kevin Cordes; USA Swimming’s Nailiah Ellis Timberlake; Team Speedo USA swimmers Nathan Adrian and Ryan Murphy; and USA Swimming’s Jim Fox.
‘MNF’ from the Tundra Trio
|Good Karma Brands last month hosted ESPN’s “Monday Night Countdown” live from its Tundra Trio set of properties near Lambeau Field. With Good Karma Brands founder and CEO Craig Karmazin (third from left) are Steve Young, Randy Moss, Matt Hasselbeck, Suzy Kolber and Charles Woodson.
HERE presents ‘Breakthrough Women’
|Viacom employee resource group HERE, which champions all Viacom women and their interests, last month hosted “The Breakthrough Women in Sports” panel: Lisa Borders of the WNBA, Melo Enterprises’ Asani Swann, moderator Pam Kaufman of Nickelodeon, WWE’s Stephanie McMahon, The Players’ Tribune’s Jaymee Messler and SMAC Entertainment’s Constance Schwartz-Morini.
|Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros and J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans receive the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award during an event Dec. 5 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Jacobs enters HOF
|Jeremy Jacobs (left), Delaware North Cos. chairman and Boston Bruins owner, stands with Hockey Hall of Fame Chairman Lanny McDonald. Jacobs was inducted into the hall in Toronto last month.
COURTESY OF DELAWARE NORTH COS.
March of Dimes honors
|David Baker, Pro Football Hall of Fame president and CEO, NFL CMO Dawn Hudson, Olympic gold-medal gymnast Simone Biles and baseball broadcaster and former pitcher Ron Darling were honored at the March of Dimes Sports Luncheon on Nov. 28.
|At the Arizona Diamondbacks’ annual Most Valuable Partner Awards on Nov. 30, the D-backs’ Randy Johnson (back left) posed with all of the corporate partners who have been with the team since its beginning. The Diamondbacks’ 20th anniversary season will be in 2018.
COURTESY OF ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
Assembly Media welcomes ‘GameDay’
|ESPN Ad Sales hosted a “College GameDay” event at Assembly Media agency last month. Front row: Greg Rossi, ESPN VP of multimedia sales; “GameDay” host Rece Davis; and Bruce Horner, Travelocity head of media and alliances. Back row: David Holtzman, ESPN director of multimedia sales, and Francois Lee, Assembly EVP of investment (below sign). Not pictured: Assembly Chief Revenue Officer Catherine Warburton.
Bidwill accepts Musial Award
|Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwill (center) was honored last month at The Musial Awards in St. Louis alongside event emcee Mike Bush (left) and former St. Louis Cardinals quarterback Jim Hart. Earlier this year, Bidwill and the Cardinals made a donation to keep high school football awards alive in the city that they called home from 1960-87.
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