Archive for February, 2013

Q&A with Noah Horowitz, Executive Director of the Armory Show

February 26, 2013  |  XOJET Profiles

As executive director of The Armory Show, one of the most important art events in New York, Noah Horowitz has a daunting challenge before him: balancing the creative and commercial, the conceptual and accessible, and the show’s place as both an art world institution and a New York City institution. No small task, but just days before the Armory Show begins, Noah couldn’t have been more gracious as he discussed with XOJET his first full year overseeing one of the largest and most revered contemporary art fairs.

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Q&A with George Whitesides, CEO and President of Virgin Galactic

February 26, 2013  |  XOJET Profiles

All things considered, it’s not surprising that George Whitesides is president and CEO of Virgin Galactic. Earlier in his career, he served as vice president of marketing for private space-tourism company Zero Gravity before becoming executive director at the National Space Society—and then NASA’s chief of staff.  And when Virgin Galactic was launched in 2004, Whitesides immediately contacted Virgin headquarters to tell them he wanted to buy a ticket—making him one of their first customers. Today, in addition to leading Virgin Galactic, he’s also a fellow at the U.K.’s Royal…

Punta Sayulita Classic: Saving the Surf

February 1, 2013  |  Events

With the holidays behind us and the dead of winter upon us, what could be better than a weekend of sun, sand and surf at an exclusive Mexican resort? Well, actually, the the annual Punta Sayulita Classic, which will take place from March 8–10, 2013, in the charming surf-side village of Sayulita. The event is hosted annually by the Punta Sayulita resort community, an new 33-acre private family retreat 40 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta. Sayulita is located along a stretch of coastline so pristine that it’s known as the “Riviera Nayarit.” Presented by the…