27 Mar 2015
Calling all Skål members and friends of Skål International New York... Join us for a presentation focused on the Power of Networking followed by a networking reception and a family [...]
Calling all Skål members and friends of Skål International New York… Join us for a presentation focused on the Power of Networking followed by a networking reception and a family style luncheon where we break bread with fellow Skålleagues and friends and strengthen the friendships that are the very foundation of the Skål ethos. The event will take place at the Turkish Kitchen at 386 Third Avenue, Between 27th and 28th Street starting at 11AM for the presentation by John Ruzich. Followed by a networking reception at 12 Noon and Lunch at 1PM.
John currently serves as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Legends. In this capacity, he oversees all domestic and international legal matters for the company’s hospitality division (Legends Hospitality), sales and marketing division (Legends Global Sales), and its feasibility company (CSL).
Legends (http://legends.net) is owned by the Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees and the Checketts Partners Investment Fund. This partnership was formed in 2008 and joins some of the most heralded and established sports, entertainment, media and financial brands and executives in their industries.
Prior to joining Legends, John served as the Senior Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs/General Counsel for Classic Media, LLC, one of the world’s largest independent entertainment companies (before it was purchased by DreamWorks Animation, SKG in August of 2012).
Classic Media owns and manages a globally-recognized portfolio of well-known family and pop-culture entertainment brands, including Where’s Waldo?, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Lassie, and The Lone Ranger. More than 3,600 hours of Classic Media programming is distributed in more than 170 territories worldwide and showcased in multiple formats, including TV, film, home video, consumer products, publishing, digital, and music.
Prior to his employment at Classic Media in 2004, John worked as Associate Counsel for World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), which is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 500 million homes worldwide.
Before joining WWE, Ruzich began his legal career as Staff Attorney for the New Jersey Devils, a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey.
John is a graduate of the University of Miami and St. Thomas University School of Law.
(Thursday) 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Turkish Kitchen
386 Third Ave, New York, NY, 10016
Skål International New York