Public symposium on “Managing Professional Sports” Sept. 26

September 16, 1997


Public symposium on “Managing Professional Sports” Sept. 26

The Ann Arbor community and University of Michigan students, staff, and faculty are invited to join with New York City’s legendary Preston Robert Tisch, co-chairman of Loews Corp. and co-owner of the New York Giants, and his family and friends at a public symposium, “Managing Professional Sports: A Conversation between Bob Tisch and Friends,” at 3 p.m., Sept. 26 in Hale Auditorium at the U-M Business School. WDIV-TV sports broadcaster Bernie Smilovitz will moderate the symposium. Panelists will include:

–Robert E. Nederlander (A.B., 1955; J.D., 1958), a limited partner in the New York Yankee Partnership, president and director of Nederlander Organization, Inc., and president of Nederlander Television and Film Production. A former U-M regent, Nederlander is national development chairman for the U-M and honorary co-chair of the tennis campaign.

–Fred Wilpon (A.B., 1958), president, CEO and co-owner of the New York Mets baseball team; chairman of the board of Sterling Equities, Inc., a real estate investment and development firm, and of PathoGenesis Corp., a biotechnology company.

–Alan I. Rothenberg (A.B., 1960; J.D., 1963), chairman of the board of the 1994 World Cup Organizing Committee, president of the U.S. Soccer Federation and founder and chair of Major League Soccer; litigator with Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles, Calif., since 1990.   Students, staff and faculty also are invited to the dedication of the Preston Robert Tisch Tennis Building, 2250 South State Street, at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 25. A reception will follow at 3 p.m. The Tisch Tennis Building is the best of its kind in the nation, providing eight indoor courts with ample seating for spectators as well as coaches’ offices, meeting rooms, training and locker facilities, and a Michigan Tennis museum. The symposium and dedication are part of the Universitywide celebration for the successful completion of the Campaign for Michigan.


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