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Volume 21 No. 17
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Faces and Places

From the CFP National Championship Game

At the Learfield reception Jan. 7 at Ventanas in Atlanta: Craig Silver, executive producer of CBS SEC College Football; John Mount, Coca-Cola VP of sports marketing; Vince Thompson, founder, Chairman, CEO of Melt; Learfield President and CEO Greg Brown; Fred Steck, Learfield VP of national sales, Southeast; and author/TV and radio personality Paul Finebaum.
Photo by: PWP STUDIO
NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell (right) joins 2018 College Football Hall of Fame electees Frank Beamer, Matt Stinchcomb and Mack Brown before the coin toss.
Photo by: MELISSA MACATEE
NACDA Executive Director Bob Vecchione and Alabama AD Greg Byrne attend the NACDA FBS Leadership Summit presented by Learfield on the Monday morning before the national championship game.
Photo by: CHRIS GREEN / NACDA
President Donald Trump talks with Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank and his wife, Angela, during the game.
Photo by: GETTY IMAGES
From Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the national championship, JMI Sports CEO and co-founder Erik Judson, Clemson Sports & Campus Marketing President Scott Morris, Georgia Bulldogs Sports Marketing COO Tom McDonald and JMI Sports President Tom Stultz.
Photo: COURTESY OF JMI SPORTS
Golfer Bubba Watson visits with some young fans on the SEC Nation set during the game.
Photo by: PHIL ELLSWORTH / ESPN IMAGES

Trump family takes in Monster Buck Off

Donald Trump Jr. and his children help Gage Gay celebrate winning the PBR’s season-opening Monster Buck Off at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 7. They are joined by Phil McAdams, president, VF Jeanswear; PBR CEO Sean Gleason and the Monster Energy models.
Photo by: PBR / BULL STOCK MEDIA
Remembering Ed Snider’s youth hockey legacy

Celebrating Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation Day in Philadelphia are Philadelphia Flyers legend Bernie Parent; Sheila Hess with the city of Philadelphia; Scott Tharp, president, Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation; Jonathan Quinones, coach and former student athlete, Snider Hockey; and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney during a ceremony at Wells Fargo Center on Jan. 6, which would have been Snider’s 85th birthday.
Photo by: LEN REDKOLES / ED SNIDER YOUTH HOCKEY FOUNDATION
Celebrating USTA Lake Nona’s first year

The U.S. Tennis Association commemorated the one-year anniversary of the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona in Orlando on Jan. 4. From left: Martin Blackman, GM, USTA Player Development; U.S. Davis Cup captain Jim Courier; U.S. Fed Cup captain Kathy Rinaldi; ESPN’s Chris McKendry; USTA CEO and Executive Director Gordon Smith; USTA Chairman and President Katrina Adams; USTA National Campus CEO Kurt Kamperman; Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer; tennis icon Gigi Fernandez; and USTA National Campus GM Tim Cass.
Photo by: DARREN CAROL / USTA
Speedo at the bell

PVH and Speedo USA executives and Team Speedo USA athletes ring the New York Stock Exchange Opening Bell to open trading on Jan. 2. From left: PVH’s Ariane Romano; Team Speedo USA athletes Rebecca Meyers, Cullen Jones and Conor Dwyer; PVH’s John Hayes; Speedo USA President John Graham; PVH’s Mike Shaffer; NYSE’s James Byrne; Speedo USA’s Larry Meltzer; Team Speedo USA athlete Elizabeth Beisel; and PVH’s Susan Rosenfeld, Mark Fischer and Dana Perlman.
Photo by: NYSE

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