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Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers


Paul Hertel

Tina Thornton

Ashley Koff, RD

Celebrity Dietitian, Author, Health and Lifestyle Contributor

Hilary Shaev

Vice President, Marketing National Basketball Association

Isaac Hinds

Adam Silver

Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer National Basketball Association

Lydia Craver

Janet Evans

Olympic Swimmer

Julie Moeller

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW SportsCenter Anchor, Chicago's ESPN 1000 Reporter, ESPNChicago.com

Chris LaPlaca


Ibtihaj Muhammad

U.S. Department of State, Sports Ambassador USA Fencing National Team

Susanna Earnest

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Matthew Weeks

Minda Santiago Garvens

Joy Russo

Adriana Becerra

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Laura Desmond

Julie Eddleman

NA Brand Operations Marketing Director

Kathryn Olson

Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Sports Foundation

Erin Leyden

Producer, ESPN Films

Tonya Cornileus


Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Faith Popcorn

BrainReserve, founder and CEO

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Cindy Whitehead

Jackie MacMullan

Michele Foley

Alana Nichols

Paralymic Athlete, Wheelchair Basketball

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Laura Gentile

Vice President, espnW

Judy Sweet

Co-Director, Alliance of Women Coaches NCAA Senior Vice President, Retired UC San Diego, Director of Athletics Emerita

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Megan Porteous

Oakley Sports Marketing Manager

Lee Satterfield

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Professional and Cultural Exchanges

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Vice President, Phoenix Mercury Vice President, Phoenix Suns

Eric Johnson

Executive Vice President, Multimedia Sales for ESPN Customer Marketing and Sales

Tracey Black

Kerin Hempel

Leads the Strategy & Planning department at New York Road Runners (NYRR)

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Emily Greener

Co-Founder and Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Alex Morgan

Rob King

Senior Vice President, Editorial for ESPN Digital and Print Media

Jill Kinney

Marketing/Branded Entertainment at Gatorade

Carmelita Jeter


Cindy Timchal

Head Coach, United States Naval Academy

Jodi Markley


Patrick McClenahan

President and Chief Executive Officer of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Heather Mitts

Kathleen Behrens

Executive Vice President, Social Responsibility & Player Programs National Basketball Association

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician

Kevin Jackson

Lauren Cheney

Jane McManus

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Megan Eisenhard

Nancy Hogshead-Makar

Kat Kirsch Alford

Allison Kallish

Tonya Antonucci

Carrie A Brzezinski

Sanya Richards-Ross

4-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Donna Carpenter

President, Burton Snowboards

Russell Wolff


Langely McNeal

John Skipper

President, ESPN, Inc. Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks

Taylor Townsend

Professional Tennis Player

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Porter Littlepage

Liesl Holtz

Global Women's Sports Marketing Manager at Oakley

Michael Millay

Rosalyn Durant

Michelle Kwan

Senior Advisor for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Dept. of State

Abby Wambach

Joanna Rice

Director of Finance & Strategy for ESPN Publishing, Licensing & espnW

Adam Deutsch

Sr. Director of Product Development for Global X Games, ESPN

Alex Mallen

Sport Chalet

Lori LeBas

SVP Bus Ops, Sales and Marketing at ESPN

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Kerri Walsh

Julie McGlone

Coordinating Producer for the Creative Content Unit in ESPN's Production Department

Danielle Tiedt

Lauren Stevenson

Senior Director of National Accounts, Disney and ESPN Media Networks.

Sara Gotfredson

Sr. Director, ESPN Customer Marketing & Sales

Heather Scheer

Kathleen DeBoer

Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)

Julie Foudy

Founder, Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy, Television Analyst and Reporter for ABC/ESPN

Nancy Hubbell


Christine Godleski

Chief Operating Officer of the Women's National Basketball Association

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Karen Poole

henry friedman

Co-Director, Collegiate Athlete Premedical Experience (CAPE) Deputy Director, The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke

Ashley Smeltzer

Athlete Marketing Coordinator at Red Bull North America

Sheryl Swoopes

Six time WNBA All Star and Three Time Defensive Player of the Year

Patricia Betron

Senior Vice President, Multimedia Sales

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO of the Women’s Tennis Association

Kristine Lilly

Retired American Soccer Player

Sue Enquist

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Greta Gaines

Lisa Strasman

Sloane Stephens

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Katie Raymond

Linda Cohn

Jill Brooks

Sage Steele

SportsCenter Co-Host, ESPN

Mimi Griffin

President & CEO, MSG Promotions, Inc.

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Amy Jo Martin

Founder and CEO of Digital Royalty

Amanda Heaton

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Sarah Hirshland

Aimee Crawford

Terri Burke

Maureen Lindsey

Caroline Andrew

Vice President of Mfa Marketing and Communications

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Sue Hovey

Former VP and Executive Editor, ESPN The Magazine

Amanda Carmichael

Jenna Mielnicki

Chris Talbott

Diane Lamb

Vice President, Communications

Nishima Chudasama

Associate Producer and Campaign Production Manager at Girl Rising

Katie Mundell

Kate Fagan

espnW, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine columnist and feature writer

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Nefertiti Walker

Amy Purdy

Paralympic Athlete

Chris McKendry

Commentator Co-Host Midday SportsCenter

Stephanie Druley

Vice President, Production

Dawn Scott

Andrea Fairchild

Global Vice President of Sports Nutrition for Gatorade

Sara Frazier

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Lee Ann Daly

Katie Richman

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sports Business Management Program

Alicia McConnell

Director of Training Sites and Community Partnerships for the United States Olympic Committee

Carol Stiff


Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Rosa Gatti

Senior Vice President, Communications Counsel and Corporate Outreach, ESPN

Hannah Storm

ESPN Anchor

Katie Kotkins

John Lisko

Executive Communication Director Saatchi & Saatchi

Amanda DeCastro

Communications Manager

Laura Suchoski

Manager of Social Media, espnW

Sharon Byers

SVP, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cola North America

Molly Carter

Elena Hight

Dina Gerson

Holly Campbell

Vice President, Marketing Communications for Enterprise Holdings

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing National Hockey League

Elysa Walk

General Manager, Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Laurel Richie

Danielle Summers

Senior Business Operations Coordinator, ESPN

Julie Juarez

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Sarah Robb O'Hagan

Nickole Raymond

Shamila Kohestani

Former Captain of the Afghan women’s national soccer team

Tiana B. Holt

Andrea Berry


Jessica Mendoza

Athlete, Olympic Gold Medalist

Patricia Phillips


Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier & Olympic Hopeful

Marie Donoghue

Sr VP Global Strategy, Business Development and Business Affairs, ESPN

Gabby Reece

Amy Fuchs

Elly Deutch

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Maggie Helm

Sr. Director, Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

John Walsh


Kathleen Francis

President, Oasis Sports Ventures, LLC

Carolyn Feinstein

Senior Vice President, Global Acquisition Marketing Electronic Arts

Lindsay Kagawa Colas

Mary Wittenberg

NYRR President and CEO Race Director of the ING New York City Marathon

Donald McPherson

Activist, Educator, Feminist, Entrepreneur College Football Hall of Famer

Christina King

John Kosner


Kate Johnson

Glenna Patton

Kay Moore

Lakey Peterson

Professional Women’s Surfer/ASP World Ranking #7

Larry Scott

Mary O'Connor

Vice President of Olympic Marketing and Global Platforms for Omnicom’s The Marketing Arm (TMA)

Mehman Karimov

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Cherie Cohen

Vice President Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Janey Marks

Kelly Hampton

Lindsay Amstutz

Vice President of Marketing for FOX Sports Regional Sports Networks

Michael Bayle

Beth Bass


Marcia Keegan

Val Ackerman

Former President, WNBA U.S. Representative, International Basketball Federation

Summer Sanders

Olympic Swimmer and Television Personality

Circe Wallace

Marlene Bjornsrud

CEO and Co-Founder of the Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative (BAWSI)

Lisa Stokes

Senior Talent Producer, ESPN

Sue Rodin


Dana Allen

Adriana Rizzo

Barb Lazarus

Owner and Founder of Game On!

Rose Smith

Anucha Browne

Jessica Long

Andrea Chu

Grace Kiraguri

Founding Director and Managing Director, Icon Sports Marketing Ltd. 2012 Match Site: Saatchi & Saatchi

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Lauren Loberg

Amy Huchthausen

Alana Glass

Christine Plonsky

Morgan Flatley

VP Marketing Gatorade

Nancy Major

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Lindsey Jacobellis

Snowboardcross Olympic Athlete

Jill Frederickson

Sr. Coordinating Producer, ESPN

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Jackie Stasi

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Natara Holloway

Vice President of Retail Development in the Consumer Products department of the NFL

Allison Leahy

Diane Penny

Luz Amuchastegui

Program Director, El Desafio Foundation (Argentina) 2013 Match Site: Saatchi & Saatchi

Peg Moline

Jessica Cassity

Therese Steiner

President and Founder of Therese Steiner Consulting

Britt Kahn

CONAN Talent Executive

Amy Stanton

Founder & CEO, Stanton & Company, LLC

Chelsie Stegemiller

Cindy Freed

Vice President, Sales Marketing

Diane Cummins

Marie Purvis

Karen Brodkin

Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs FOX Sports Media Group

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby, Youth Development Manager

Leslie Gittess

Kerry D. Chandler

Executive Vice President, Human Resources National Basketball Association

Nichole Smith

The Walt Disney Company

Molly Barker

MSW, founded Girls on the Run

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Keli Lee