Los Angeles Lakers Part-owner and President Jeanie Buss co-hosted the first installment of CSQ’s 2015 Inside the C-Suite series at STAPLES Center. The event celebrated “Values I Learned from My Father,” Jeanie’s personal tribute to her late father Dr. Jerry Buss, which appeared in CSQ’s Summer 2014 Sports & Entertainment edition. Guests included Laker legend James Worthy, Fisker Automotive’s Henrik Fisker, and Gil Elbaz (Factual). Jeanie reminisced about her father while guests enjoyed cocktails and dinner, followed by the Lakers playing the Denver Nuggets. Time Warner Cable SportsNet filmed the reception for its Backstage: Lakers telecast.
James Worthy briefly addressed the intimate gathering. “Dr. Buss was a very special human being who kind of used his platform to really enroll people,” he said. “He was a people person, on top of being an outstanding business man … innovator, and having a passion for the Lakers.”
“I want to thank [CSQ Publisher] David [Wurth] for asking me to write a story about my father,” Jeanie told attendees. “He loved this town, he was a fan of the Lakers when he bought the team, and he ran it to make everyone who lives in Los Angeles proud.”
CSQ’s Inside the C-Suite (ITCS) event series brings together members of the C-Suite Circle—top business leaders who have been featured editorially in the magazine. Previous Inside the C-Suite hosts have included Caruso Affiliated Founder & CEO Rick Caruso and USC President Dr. C. L. Max Nikias.
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