(From l.): George Hayes, chief operating officer, Local Communications Inc.; Karen Agresti, senior VP-director of local broadcast, Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos; TV personality Al Roker; Jyll Holzman, senior VP-advertising, The New York Times; and Melvin Fallis, VP-sales and marketing, BlackVoices.com.
(Far right photo, from l.): Jill Manee, VP-publisher, Advertising Age; David Verklin, CEO, Carat North America; Richard Hamilton, CEO, Zenith Media Services; and Joe Abruzzese, president of advertising sales, CBS Television Network.
BOSTON: The Yellow Pages Publishers Association treated members at its annual convention to an address by U.S. Women's Olympic Swim Team member Dara Torres (r.), who talked about her comeback to the sport after a 7-year hiatus. The theme for the meeting was "The Race Is On: Creating a High-Performance Industry." Ms. Torres is joined by YPPA President-CEO John A. Greco Jr.
NEW YORK: The John A. Reisenbach Foundation hosted a gala last month at the Museum of Modern Art. The charitable foundation is a premiere local cause of the New York media and advertising community, founded after the murder in 1990 of John A. Reisenbach, then a VP-ad sales at All-American TV. Guests (from l.): Sanford Reisenbach, exec VP, Warner Bros., and father of John Reisenbach; Edward H. Meyer, chairman-CEO, Grey Global Group; Alec Gerster, chairman, of Grey's MediaCom; and James H. Rosenfield, principal, JHR Associates.
NEW YORK: Money hosted a one-day Financial Services Summit during the recent Internet World Conference at the Jacob Javits Center. Attendees included (from l.): Steven Aldrich, president, Quicken Insurance; Sukhinder Singh, VP-business development and co-founder, Yodlee; Robert Safian, managing editor, Money; Tracey Esherick, exec VP, Fidelity Investments; and Cameron Smith, general counsel, Island.com.
NEW YORK: Allure tossed its second annual Beauty Block Party late last month in SoHo, and kicked it off with a preview party for guests, including Suzanne Grimes, publisher, Allure, and Toria Barrett, assistant VP, L'Oreal's Lancome.
NEW YORK: Fortune hosted a Luxury Summit at the Carlyle Hotel that drew attendees including (from l.): Michael Federle, publisher, Fortune; Roger Pimentel, president-CEO, Cunard Line; Roger Cohen, president-CEO, Corneliani; and Michael Stallard, principal-chief marketing officer, Morgan Stanley & Co.
ST. LOUIS: Rodgers Townsend toasted its fourth anniversary with a party at the agency's headquarters.celebrants included (from l.): Tom Moudry, VP-senior creative director of advertising, and Scott Perkins, senior director of business and national-local advertising, both of SBC Communications; Jim Mezoff, advertising director, Southern New England Telephone; Tim Rodgers, partner, Rodgers Townsend; Charlene Lake, VP-advertising, SBC; and Tom Townsend, partner, Rodgers Townsend.
NEW YORK: The Myers Forum for Interactive Television Development, put on by Myers Report and held recently at the Roosevelt Hote,l featured such speakers as (from l.): Michael Kubin, CEO, Leading Web Advertisers; Andy Beers, senior group business development, Microsoft TV; Stacy Jolna, VP-media partnerships and chief programming officer, TiVo; Gerard Kunkel, senior VP, WorldGate Communications; Susan Rynn, VP-research, Replay TV; and Art Cohen, senior VP-ad sales and e-commerce, ACTV.