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Volume 21 No. 30
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Faces and Places

Great Day For A Ride

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts President/CEO Andrew Dreyfus, CMO Kathy Klingler and Jeff Bellows, VP of corporate citizenship, took Blue Bikes for a pregame ride around Fenway Park to celebrate BCBS’s sponsorship of Boston’s public bike-share system.
Photo: Fenway Sports Management;

 

Women's Leadership Summit

KPMG U.S. Chairman/CEO Lynne Doughtie (right) and NBC’s Michele Tafoya (left) presented retired Navy Adm. Michelle Howard with the KPMG Inspire Greatness Award at the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit on June 27.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who was the summit’s keynote kickoff speaker, meets participants in the KPMG Future Leaders Program.

 

Taking In A Game

Dr. Jim Kadlecek of the University of Mount Union, United Shore Professional Baseball League Chairman and CEO Andy Appleby and Sports Business Journal Executive Editor Abe Madkour take in a game June 20 at Jimmie John’s Field in Utica, Mich.
Photo: Courtesy of Andy Appleby

 

Bears Happy Hour

The Chicago Bears partnership team hosted partners for happy hour on June 21 at Gibsons Italia in Chicago. From left: Dave McClamroch, Bears director of corporate partnerships; tight end Zach Miller; Adam Dettman, MillerCoors director of sports and entertainment marketing; former Bears player Israel Idonije; and Doug Carnahan, Bears VP of corporate partnerships.
Photo: Courtesy of the Chicago Bears

 

Sports For Youth Honors

UJA-Federation of New York honored Endeavor EVP Karen Brodkin and IMG Media SVP Hillary Mandel at its Sports for Youth annual Luncheon on June 21 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. From left: emcee Lindsay Czarniak; Sports for Youth chairs Donna Orender of Orender Unlimited and Peter Land of Finsbury; Brodkin; Mandel; Sports for Youth chair Russell Wolff of ESPN; and Mark Shapiro, co-president of WME and IMG.

 

Graduation Selfie

Pam Frasco, VP of marketing and communications for the Cleveland Monsters, received the Ken McKenzie Award from David Andrews, president and CEO of the American Hockey League, last month. First presented in 1978, the award honors McKenzie, the founder and longtime publisher of The Hockey News and the NHL’s first publicity director.
Photo: Courtesy of AHL

 

Back Where It All Started

NBA MVP James Harden of the Houston Rockets returned to his alma mater, Audubon Middle School, in Los Angeles on June 24 for the Adidas Basketball “Imma Be a Star” Block Party. Harden and Adidas unveiled 12 new outdoor courts at the school and announced plans to update the school’s basketball gym later this year.
Photo: Phil Faraone / Getty Images for Adidas

Encouraging Pursuit of Sales

Nearly 60 students and recent grads from 25 universities attended the third annual Women of Fox Sports Leadership Series Sales Training event on June 23 at Fox Sports Studios in Los Angeles. From left: Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket/San Diego’s Lindsay Amstutz, Pepperdine’s Karina Herold, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ David Siegel, Fox Sports Regional Networks’ Gailor Large and Staples Center’s Michele Kajiwara.
Photo: Fox Sports

 

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