YES Network president and CEO Tracy Dolgin will receive Cornell University ILR's Alpern Award.
Dolgin, class of 1981, is being honored March 29 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City as part of the school's annual Groat & Alpern Celebration.
The Alpern Award is named in honor of business and financial consultant Jerome Alpern, class of 1949, MBA 1950. It is bestowed periodically to an ILR graduate, whose career accomplishments have been primarily outside the field of industrial and labor relations, or to a friend of the school.
Dolgin oversees all aspects of operations for the nation's most-watched regional sports network, YES, commemorating its 10th anniversary this year, is the cable home to New York Yankees' Major League Baseball games and New Jersey Nets' National Basketball Association telecasts.
Before joining YES, Dolgin served as managing director and co-head of Houlihan Lokey Howard and Zukin's Media, Sports and Entertainment practice.
From 2000 to 2003, Dolgin was president of Fox Sports Net, where he managed the Fox owned-and-operated regional sports networks and FOXSports.com.
Dolgin joined Fox Sports Net from Fox/Liberty Cable, where he was COO from 1997 to 1999. He was a founding member of and executive vice president of marketing at Fox Sports from 1993 until 1997. Before that, Dolgin worked for the Fox Broadcasting Co. as executive vice president of marketing.
Dolgin's career also included a stint as senior vice president of marketing at HBO Video, and in product management at General Foods.
After graduating from Cornell's ILR in 1981, he received his MBA from Stanford University.