October 12-14, 2016 | St. Regis Monarch Beach | Dana Point, California

espnW: Women + Sports Summit, 2016

Join us for the 7th annual Summit, a two-day event that brings together leading voices and industry influencers to create positive change and opportunity for women in sports.
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Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers

Renee Wilson

Chief Client Officer, MSLGROUP

John Wildhack

EVP Programming & Production, ESPN

Judith Sweet

Consultant, Gender Equity

Mary O'Connor

SVP, The Marketing Arm

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

David Williams

Corporate Communications, ESPN

Miraj Parikh

Director Partnerships & Activations, Northwestern Mutual

Debbie Hesse

Executive Director, USA Swimming Foundation

Aly Furch

Director of Client and Corporate Communications, BDA Sports Management

Gwen Conley

Group Media Director, Saatchi & Saatchi

Heather Spears

PR Consultant, The Brand Amp

Sharon Lancu

Director, Initiative

Jane McManus

Writer, espnW

Sofia Sanchez

Founder, Activate YA

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Lisa Stokes

Manager of Booking & Talent Production, ESPN

Jamie Valvano

Cancer Survivor, The V Foundation

Vivian Newman

Mother of Jaden & Julian Newman, Basketball Coach

Matt Eisenberg

Editor, espnW

Cindy Whitehead

Pro Skateboarder & Founder of Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word, Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word

Jessica Mendoza

Olympic Gold Medalist & ESPN Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Jill Gregory

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Industry Services, NASCAR

Kate Gustafson

Writer, ivivva by lululemon athletica

Sarah Spain

Columnist, Radio Host, SportsCenter Reporter, espnW

Corinne Nevinny

Chief Fitness Officer, Fight 2B Fit

Yasmian Alsharshani

Founder, Qatar Golf Ladies and Yasmian Events, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Jamie Newman

Founder of Hoops of America, Basketball Coach

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Chrissy Summers

Founder, Beyond Sticks

Katie Bourner

President Nantes Derby Girls, GSMP

Claressa Shields

2012 women's boxing Olympic Gold Medalist, Olympic Boxer

Erin Hartman

COO, Beyond Sticks

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Marie Donoghue

EVP Global Business Strategy & Original Content, ESPN

Kathryn Schloessman

President, Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission

Amanda Shalala

Sports Broadcaster, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Cecilia Vales

Gonzo Soccer Executive Director Mexico and Latin America, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Jacqueline Orellana

Marketing, Toyota

Tonya Cornileus

VP, Learning & Org Development, ESPN Human Resources

Barb Lazarus

Owner, Game On! Sports 4 Girls, Game On! Sports 4 Girls and Game On! Sports Foundation

Katie Myers

Executive, CAA Sports Consulting

Mark Gainey

CEO, Strava Inc.

Christina Lance

Manager, Championship Communications, United States Golf Association

Nancy Lough

President / Professor, Sport Marketing Association & UNLV

Julian Newman

Athlete, Basketball

Julie Shumaker

Vice President, PLAY, Zynga

Hanna Fauzie

Managing Editor, GSMP

Rebecca Hudson

Senior Editor, espnW

Monica Fee

Agent, CAA Sports

Terence Keenan

Security, ESPN Global Security

Ashley Adam

Producer, ESPN

Carrie Kabat

Public Relations Manager, New Balance

Kerry Ruggieri

SVP, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Sonja Henning

Sports Marketing, NIKE

Andrea Young

President, Experiential Marketing, INMarketing Services (a division of Advantage Sales and Marketing)

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, SC & News, ESPN

Karen Cox

Women's Brand Director, Oakley, Oakley

Lauren Klopmeyer

Brand Partnerships, WME | IMG

Maureen Huff

VP, Time Warner Cable

Patricia Betron

SVP, Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, EY

Christopher Eames

VP, Customer Marketing & Sales, ESPN

Ali Krieger

US Soccer

Rob Koch

Dir. of Communications, USA Hockey

Nga Le

Business Operation Director, GSMP

Jake Waxenberg

Director of Brand Strategy, Athos

Karen Brodkin

President, Business Affairs, WME|IMG Worldwide

Kimberly Jarvis

ESPN Images Photo Coordinator, ESPN Images

Carol Stiff

Vice President Content Program & Integration, espnW

Louise Cornetta

ESPN Radio Program Director II, ESPN Radio

Claire Lessinger

Sales and Events Manager, Tampa Bay Sports Commission

Cynthia Hogan

SVP for Public Policy, National Football League

Amy Huchthausen

Commissioner, America East Conference

Alicia McMachan

Financial advisor, Northwestern Mutual

Emilie Bydwell

Head of Rugby Programming, ATAVUS / USA Rugby

Julie Paterson

Paterson, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Jess Weiner

CEO, Talk to Jess

Kaitee Daley

Senior Editor, Social/Viral Content, ESPN

Rob King

Sr VP SportsCenter & News, ESPN

Batoul Arnaout

Influencer, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Meredith Walker

Executive Director and Co-Founder, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls

Katie Montiel Vidaillet

Senior Manager, Gatorade

Louis Roloff

VP, Group Director, Mediavest

Dawn Scott

Fitness and Performance Coach, Fitness Coach and Performance Coach, U.S. Women's National Team

Karen Dry

Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual

Kerry D. Chandler

Chief Human Resources Officer, Under Armour

Jaden Newman

Womens Basketball Player

Linda Driscoll

Founder & CEO, Dream Big!

Sue Enquist

Owner, Sue Enquist Coaching

Nicole LaVoi

Associate Director, The Tucker Center

Edward Erhardt

President, Global Sales and MarketingPresident, ESPN

Anucha Browne

Vice President of Women's Basketball Championships, NCAA

Shanelle Barrett

Triathlon Athlete, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Jenni Luke

CEO, Step Up

Amy Stanton

Stanton & Company

Lauren Loberg

Sport Psychology Consultant, Pyramid Performance Consulting

Sarah Hillyer

Dr., University of Tennessee

Sydney Davis

Director, Global Diveristy & Inclusion, AEG

Ali Bronson

Assoc Producer II, ESPN Radio

Jesse Lichtenberg

Marketing, BDA Sports Management

Pearl Davenport

Director - Marketing Production, Disney XD Marketing

Sam Gordon

Athlete, Football, Soccer, Track

Maria Rodriguez


Jay Jay Nesheim

Sr. Director, Communications, ESPN

Crystal Yang Edwards

Assoc. Director, Publicity, ESPN Communications

Patrick Stiegman

VP / Editor Director, ESPN Digital & Print Media, ESPN

Carmelita Jeter

Track & Field Athlete

Debbie Spander

Vice President Broadcasting & Coaching, Wasserman Media Group

Nickolas Restivo

Social Media Marketing Manager, Muscle Milk

Kevin Martinez

VP, Corp Citizenship, ESPN

Tonya Antonucci

Chief Marketing Officer, Playworks

Paulina Kelly

Product Marketing Manager, New Balance

Josette Persson

Executive Producer, Point Studio/Women in the World

Michele Roberts

Executive Director, National Basketball Players Association

Adriana Becerra

Exec Director, FOX Media Services

Katie Hnida

First Woman to play D1 Football

Sheldon Spencer

Editor/Communications, ESPN

Alyson Furch

Director of Client and Corporate Communications, BDA Sports Management

Joan Coraggio

Group Communications Director - Brand Integration, Saatchi & Saatchi

Mike Denzler

Account Executive, ESPN

Kim Azzarelli

Co Founder, Seneca Women

Nicole M. LaVoi

The Tucker Center

Katina Arnold

VP, Corporate Communications, ESPN

Dani Rylan

Commissioner, National Women's Hockey League

Kristin Malaspina

Vice President Partnership Marketing, Time Warner Cable

Kimberly Wilson

VP, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, ESPN

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Brent Gordon

Co-Founder Utah Girls Tackle Football League, Father of Sam Gordon

Tambra Bonatti

Co-Founder, Creative Director, Bright Spot Creative

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, National Hockey League

Tesfaye Negussie

Associate Producer, espnW

Carolyn Desai

Desai, Time Warner Cable Sports

Monica Gonzalez

Analyst, ESPN / Gonzo Soccer

Deidra Maddock

Vice President, Sports Management, ESPN

Emily Hughes

Business Consultant, Google

Kate Fagan

Writer, espnW

Lauren Robinson

Sponsorship Activation, ESPN

Alana Nichols

Paralympian, Wheelchair Basketball and Alpine Skiing

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Kavitha Davidson

Sports Columnist, Bloomberg View

Julia Pine

Asst. Director, Communications, SCGA

Linda Shetina Logan

Executive Director, Greater Columbus Sports Commission

Sereita Cobbs

Director, Content Integration & Strategy, espnW

Najat Alsayegh

Youth Development Specialist, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Christine Godleski


Julia Mancuso

Olympic Ski Racer

Kelly Pena

Senior Vice President Disney Channels Research, Disney Channels Worldwide - The Walt Disney Company

Sofia Lombardo-Ramos

VP, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

Dr. Jill Brooks

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Head to Head Consultants

Morgan Flatley

CMO, Gatorade

Susy Jackson

Executive Editor, Women in the World/Tina Brown Live Media

Ken Boudreau

Sr. Director ESPN Media Technologies, ESPN

Jennifer Chun

SVP, Content Acquisition, Time Warner Cable

Kevin Plank

Founder & CEO, Under Armour

Jessica Holtz

Agent, CAA Sports

Sue Bird

Professional Athlete, WNBA

Gina Porretti

Vice President, Production, Fox Sports

Jessica Shobar

Segment Producer, ESPN

Heidi Boynton

Executive Director, Mini Mermaid Running Club

Mark Lewis

Executive Vice President of Championships & Alliances, NCAA

Qunnie Lin

Financial Representative, Northwestern Mutual

Alexa Cook

Agent, CAA Sports

Rachel Frank

Physician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center

John Honerkamp

Senior Manager - Runner Products & Services / Chief Coach, New York Road Runners

Monica Diaz

VP Diversity, Inclusion & Wellness, ESPN

Melanie Jackson

Senior Editor, espnW

Carrie Bocian

VP, Content Acquisition, Time Warner Cable

Wanda Young

VP Media and Digital Marketing, Walmart

Tiffany Shine

Director of Marketing, Relativity Sports

Adriana Rizzo

Sr Director Marketing, ESPN

Sandy Nunez

Coordinating Producer, SportsCenter, ESPN

Jill Hotchkiss

VP Marketing + Creative, Disney

Lori Fuglestad

Director, Global Sports Partners

Isaac Hinds

Senior Brand Manager - Specialty, CYTOSPORT

Victoria Duval


Libby Geist

Vice President and Executive Producer, ESPN Films

Christa Riepe

Owner and Founder, Elite Symmetry

Pavithra Chandra

Global Sports Mentoring Program

Xavi Cortadellas

Cortadellas, Gatorade

Amy Rosenfeld

Senior Coordinating Producer, ESPN

Nicole Branagh

UA Athlete, Beach Volleyball

Deborah Larkin

CEO, Women's Sports Foundation

Andrea Berry

Broadcast Media Consultant, Fox Networks Group

Jenn Holmes

Deputy editor, espnW

Terri Burke

VP, Marketing & Business Development, Edwards Lifesciences

Tashi Malik

Vice-President of NungshiTashi Foundation, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Lynn Holzman

Commissioner, West Coast Conference

Carrie Drinkwater

SVP, Mediahub

Lis Moss

Agent, CAA Sports

Courtney Hamilton

Director, Fox Networks Group

Tara Chozet

Senior Publicist, ESPN

Erin Leyden

Sr Producer, ESPN Films

Kara Linse

Director, Global Sponsorship Marketing, Olympic Games, Visa

Stephanie Druley

Sr VP Production College Networks, ESPN

Brittany Cranston

Director of Communications, CytoSport/Muscle Milk

Ann Francis

VP Production Operations, ESPN Charlotte

Michelle Gervais

Partner, Blank Rome LLP

Shellie Pfohl

Executive Director, Presidents Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

Jacqui Spence

Board Director, TPT Partners

Megan Greenwell

Senior Editor, ESPN the Magazine

Liz Arky

Trustee, US Ski & Snowboard Assn, Arky Group Consulting LLC

Larissa de Leon

AMD, Mediavest

Lisa Murray

EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Octagon Worldwide

Holly Humphrey

Director, Strategic Programs, EY

Marina Escobar

VP Visual Technology, ESPN

Lynn Olszowy

Feature Reporter/Producer, espnW

Cynthia Coredo

Program Manager, GSMP

Therese Steiner

President & Founder, Therese Steiner Consulting

Russell Wolff

EVP & Managing Director, ESPN International

Tara Roberts

Founder, Girltank

Laura Ramirez

Associate Producer, ESPN- Los Angeles Production Office

Tanya Prewitt-White

Dr., Adler University

Amy Van Deusen

Editor, espnW

Lizzie Velasquez

Motivational Speaker, Author

Leslie Brandow

Global Marketing, TaylorMade Golf

Dima Alardah

Youth Team Leader, Social Entrepreneur

Nungshi Malik

President of NungshiTashi Foundation, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Sara Johnson

Studio Director, ESPN

Dr. Henry Friedman

Co Founder, Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Arthur Joseph

Founder and Chairman, The Vocal Awareness Institute

Julie Sobieski

VP, ESPN Programming

Gabrielle Dow

Vice President of Marketing & Fan Engagement, Green Bay Packers

Caroline Maher

Taekwondo Hall of Fame, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Dr. Kevin Stone

Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Johann Koss

Founder, Right To Play International

Justin Connolly

ESPN, Disney and ESPN Affiliate Sales and Marketing

Delena Turman

Producer/Associate Producer, ESPN (espnW presents: Be Honest with Cari Champion & First Take)

Christopher Lin

Web Developer, espnW

Dr. Ashleigh Huffman

University of Tennessee

Tina Thornton

SVP Production, Multimedia Sponsorship Integration & Management Ops, ESPN

Stephanie Rudnick

SVP, Communications, MKTG & The Players Tribune

Aaron LaBerge

EVP & Chief Technology Officer, ESPN

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Suzanne Paxton

Olympian; Executive Producer, Point Studio, Inc., Point Studio TV - Television/Video Production

John Kosner

EVP Digital and Print Media, ESPN

Robert LeGrand

Account Executive, ESPN CMS

Alison Overholt

Editor-in-Chief, espnW

Jennifer Minogue

ESPN Digital Account Executive, Sales

Melissa Isaacson

Writer, espnW

Sue Wicks

Hall of Fame Member, WNBA Legend /Fight 2B Fit

Sage Steele

NBA Countdown Host, SportsCenter Co-Host

Carla Bustamante

PR Director, Baseball Team Naranjeros of Hermosillo, GSMP

Adrienne Lofton

SVP, Global Brand Marketing, Under Armour

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Vice President Phoenix Suns & Mercury, Vice President, Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury

Meg Aronowitz

Coordinating Producer, ESPN

Sean T Hanrahan

SVP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Veronica Osogo

Tennis Player, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Gretchen Bleiler

Olympic Snowboarder, Athlete

Lindsay Amstutz

Vice President of Marketing, FOX Sports Networks

Hilary Knight


Aleia Naylor

Vice President, Marketing, Women's Sports Foundation