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Volume 21 No. 48
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Faces and Places

Hospitality unlike any other

From the IMG Masters hospitality house during the tournament in Augusta, Ga.: Endeavor Global Marketing EVP Ed Horne, Visa Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Lynne Biggar, Wendy’s CEO Todd Penegor, and IMG College EVP Andrew Judelson.
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Final Four festivities

From the Learfield Final Four party on March 30 at the Pearl Stable in San Antonio: Learfield’s Temple Weiss, chief administrative officer; Learfield; John Raleigh, chief legal officer; and Tom Wistrcill, VP, multimedia rights.
Photo: Courtesy of learfield
Pizza Hut U.S. President Artie Starrs poses with a Pie Tops contest winner in San Antonio during the men’s Final Four.
Photo: pizza hut

On the Miami scene

From the University of Miami School of Law’s 2018 Global Entertainment Sport Conference: Legends’ John Ruzich and the Charlotte Hornets’ Joe Pierce discuss the latest trends and innovations in stadium development.
Photo: jenny abreu
From the University of Miami School of Law’s 2018 Global Entertainment Sport Conference: Participating in the panel “Legal and Business Issues Impacting the LPGA Tour” were: Ali Kicklighter, manager of player services; Chief Legal Officer Liz Moore; LPGA player Morgan Pressel; and Heather Daly-Donofrio, chief tournament operations and communications officer.
Photo: jenny abreu

A night at Nationals Park

From Kickoff Reception at Nationals Park on April 6 for the Sports Events Marketing Experience: Matt Winkler, American University and executive director of SEME; Valerie Camillo, Washington Nationals chief revenue and marketing officer and TeamWork Online President Buffy Filippell.

Getting in the swim of business

From the fourth annual #SwimBiz: Social Media, Sponsorship and Swimming marketing conference in Colorado Springs, Colo.: TYR’s Steve Furniss, USA Swimming’s Tim Hinchey, MilkPep’s Miranda Abney and USA Swimming’s Matt Farrell.
Photo: courtesy of usa swimming

UFC packs a punch at NYSE

In celebration of UFC’s 25th anniversary and to highlight UFC 223 at Barclays Center, UFC executives and athletes ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on April 6.
Photo: zuffa llc

Retirement gift

Stacey Allaster, USTA chief executive, pro tennis, surprises Elaine Bruening with a toast and gift celebrating her retirement as CEO from the Western & Southern Open. The photo Bruening holds is of her with Paul Flory, the former chairman of the Western & Southern Open and tournament director for 25 years. Flory died in 2013.
Photo: usta / western & southern open

Stanley Cup’s Broadway moment

The Stanley Cup makes a surprise appearance at the Broadway show “Come From Away” as part of the Broadway Cares benefit at the Schoenfeld Theatre on April 10 in New York City. Audience members had the chance to bid for an opportunity to take a photo with the Cup and the cast of the show.
Photo: getty images
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