NEW YORK: ESPN ABC Sports presents "The Business of Sports and its Role in Society Today." (Back row, from l.) John Skipper, senior VP-general manager, ESPN Internet Group; Al Leiter, pitcher, New York Mets; Howard Katz, president, ABC Sports; Robin Roberts, anchor, ESPN, and reporter, ABC News; Mark Shapiro, senior VP-general manager, ESPN Programming; Ed Erhardt, president, ESPN ABC Sports Customer Marketing and Sales. (Front row, from l.) Bill Cella, chairman, Magna Global USA; Gary Bettman, commissioner, National Hockey League; Tony Ponturo, VP-corporate media & sports, Anheuser-Busch Cos.; Bob Ley, anchor, ESPN; Larry Flanagan, chief marketing officer-global marketing, MasterCard International; Barry Frank, vice chairman, IMG/TWI; George Bodenheimer, president, ESPN.
CHICAGO: WPP Group's Ogilvy & Mather, Chicago, gathers for its 25th anniversary celebration. (From l.) Linda Garrison, co-managing director, Ogilvy Chicago; Lisa Cochrane, assistant VP-marketing communications, Allstate; Joel Raphaelson, the agency's first executive creative director.
NEW YORK: In Style magazine holds a charity event for New York City firefighters. (From l.) Lynette Harrison, publisher, In Style; Paulette Garafalo, president, Hickey-Freeman; Ben Silverman, head of international packaging-motion pictures and television, William Morris Agency; Chris Heinz, associate at a private equity fund; Stephanie George, president, In Style; Liev Schrieber, actor; Dan Abrams, chief legal correspondent, NBC News.
NEW YORK: Advertising Age and Advertising Women of New York present the 2001 Media Mavens luncheon sponsored by A&E Television Networks and Gruner & Jahr Publishing. (Back row, from l.) Laura Foreman, event chair, AWNY; Jim Poh, VP-media director, Crispin Porter Bogusky; Ken Wallace, senior VP-corporate sales, G&J USA; Arlene Manos, senior VP-national ad sales, A&E; Michael Browner, exec director of media and marketing operations, General Motors Corp.; Bill Cella, chairman, Magna Global USA; Dan Rank, managing partner of national broadcast services, OMD USA; Jill Manee, AWNY president and VP-publisher, Ad Age Group; Renetta McCann, CEO, Starcom North America; Peter Sterling, assistant VP-national marketing, McDonald's Corp. (Front row, from l.) Kara Lazarus, senior VP-director of national broadcast, Bates USA; Bill Koenigsberg, president-CEO, Horizon Media; Donna Campanella, director, team leader-media, Pfizer; Betty Pat McCoy, senior VP-director of national broadcast, GSD&M; Charlie Rutman, president, Carat USA.
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