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Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will host a Business of Sports Panel featuring Ted Leonsis, owner of the NHL’s Washington Capitals and NBA’s Washington Wizards, as well as CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment; Sheila Johnson, managing partner of the WNBA’s Washington Mystics and CEO of Salamander Hospitality; and Edward Cohen, one of the principal owners of the MLB’s Washington Nationals. The panel will be moderated by George Daly, dean of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. The event is open to the public.

WHEN:
Monday, April 11, 2011, 4:30 p.m.
WHERE:
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
37th & O Streets, NW
Rafik B. Hariri Building, Lohrfink Auditorium
Washington, D.C.
RSVP:
Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, director of media relations, at (202) 687-4080 or tmm53@georgetown.edu.
BACKGROUND:
Ted Leonsis is the founder, chairman, majority owner, and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which comprises the Washington Capitals, Wizards, and Mystics, as well as the Verizon Center and the Baltimore-Washington Ticketmaster franchise. He retired from active management of AOL in 2006, where he spent 13 years in senior positions including vice chairman and president. In 2008, Leonsis founded SnagFilms, which enables online audiences to find, watch, share, and support thousands of documentary films. His second book, The Business of Happiness: 6 Secrets to Extraordinary Success in Work and Life was published in 2010. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.
Sheila C. Johnson is the only African American woman to claim ownership in three professional sports teams, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, the NBA’s Washington Wizards, and the NHL’s Washington Capitals. Johnson is president and managing partner of the Mystics, as well as CEO of Salamander Hospitality and a founding partner of Black Entertainment Television (BET). Recently, President Barack Obama named Johnson to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. She received a Bachelor of Arts in music from the University of Illinois, as well as other honorary degrees, including from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.
Edward L. Cohen, a principal owner of the Washington Nationals Baseball Club, has lived in Washington, D.C., for almost 40 years. He also is a principal of Lerner Enterprises, the largest private real estate developer in the Washington, D.C., area. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and from Georgetown University Law Center. Cohen has been a member of various corporate, charitable, and educational boards. He presently serves on the Board of Directors of The Weizmann Institute of Science and on the Board and Executive Committee of Junior Achievement of the Greater Washington Area.
About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world politics and business in Washington, D.C. Some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 500 participants in executive education programs study business with an intensive focus on leadership and a global perspective. Founded in 1957, the business school today resides in the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, a state-of-the-art facility that blends the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality. For more information about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, visit http://msb.georgetown.edu.

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