Hancock's D'Alessandro Named #23 to Sporting News' 100 Most Powerful People in Sports for 2002

Jan 10, 2003, 00:00 ET from John Hancock Financial Services

    BOSTON, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- John Hancock Chairman and Chief
 Executive Officer David F. D'Alessandro has been named to The Sporting News'
 2002 list of the 100 Most Powerful People In Sports, which comes out on
 Monday, January 13, 2003.
     D'Alessandro, selected for the eighth consecutive year is the chief
 architect behind John Hancock's highly successful sports sponsorships -
 including its current five-year Major League Baseball sponsorship, worldwide
 sponsorship of the Olympic Games through 2008 and principal sponsorship of the
 Boston Marathon.
     Under D'Alessandro's leadership, John Hancock Financial Services has
 differentiated its brand from the competition in the eyes of consumers,
 clients, distributors, and employees through strategic public relations,
 advertising and sport and event marketing.
     By listing him as #23, the Sporting News notes D'Alessandro's "clout goes
 beyond dollars - he was outspoken on Olympics scandals and helped broker the
 Red Sox sale."
      Becky Collet
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SOURCE John Hancock Financial Services