October 14-16, 2015 | St. Regis Monarch Beach | Dana Point, California

ATTENDEE BIOS

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Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers

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Nickole Raymond

IMG

Katie Richman

Director, Social Strategy & Product Development, espnW

Joy Russo

Paul Hertel

Diane Cummins

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Patrick McClenahan

President and Chief ExecuBve Officer, 2015 Special Olympics World Games

Karen Brodkin

IMG Worldwide

Elena Hight

Pro Snowboarder

Tina Thornton

ESPN

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Cindy Whitehead

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

Kerri Walsh

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Sanya Richards-Ross

EAG Sports Management

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Katie Kotkins

Cycle for Survival

Heather Scheer

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Julie Moeller

Henry Friedman

Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Kerin Hempel

NYRR

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Lauren Loberg

Pyramid Performance Consulting / U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association

Tonya Cornileus

ESPN Human Resources

Amy Huchthausen

America East Conference

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Rose Smith

Sue Enquist

Sue Enquist Coaching, LLC/UCLA

Lindsay Colas

Wasserman Media Group

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Global Consumer & Brand Marketing, Facebook

Sarah Robb O'Hagan

PRESIDENT, EQUINOX, KEY NOTE SPEAKER

Amanda Carmichael

Scoutware LLC & WISE Director of Mentorship

Jill Brooks

Head to Head Consultants

Mehman Karimov

CEO, Sport For Development Public Union, Republic of Azerbaijan

Jessica Long

Paralympic swimmer and gold medalist

Alana Nichols

Paralympic wheelchair basketball player and alpine skier

Caroline Andrew

MFA

Julie Juarez

Grace Kiraguri

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

Elly Deutch

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Langely McNeal

Pro Skier

Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Katie Raymond

JBL/Harman International

Amy Fuchs

Time Warner Cable

Ruthie Bolton

Emily Greener

Co-­Founder & Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Kerry D. Chandler

NBA

Donna Carpenter

Burton Snowboards

Erin Leyden

ESPN Films

Molly Barker

Founder, Girls on the Run

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Hilary Knight

Athlete

Sue Rodin

Stars & Strategies, Inc.

Rob King

ESPN

Sarah Hirshland

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Chris LaPlaca

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

Amy Purdy

US Paralympic snowboarder, spokesperson

Laura Desmond

CEO, Starcom MediaVest Group

Jenna Mielnicki

NBA/WNBA

Brittney Griner

Phoenix Mercury

Marie Donoghue

ESPN

Lindsay Amstutz

FOX Sports Networks

Julie Eddleman

P&G

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports

Sharon Byers

SVP Coca-Cola North America

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Sarah Reinertsen

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Anucha Browne

NCAA

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Alex Mallen

WISE

Lindsey Jacobellis

Olympic snowboarder

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Adriana Becerra

Director, FOX Media Services

Judy Sweet

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

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

Heidi Sandreuter

VP Women's Marketing, Under Armour

Kathleen Francis

Women in Sports and Events - WISE

Janet Evans

Olympian

Christine Plonsky

University of Texas

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Julie McGlone

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

Peg Moline

Sheryl Swoopes

Head coach, Loyola University Chicago, Olympian, retired professional basketball player

Isaac Hinds

HARDBODY

Leah LaPlaca

ESPN

Lakey Peterson

Association of Surfing Professionals

Sue Hovey

ESPN Magazine

Leslie Gittess

CEO/Blue Sky Media

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

WISE

Kay Moore

Lauren Stevenson

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

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Kacy Catanzaro

Luz Amuchastegui

El Desafio

Larry Scott

Pac-12 Conference

James Maas

Sleep to Win!

Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Liesl Holtz

Oakley

Andy Walshe

Red Bull

Amanda DeCastro

ESPN

Keli Lee

ABC Entertainment Group

Adam Deutsch

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

Julie Foudy

ESPN/ABC

Lisa Strasman

NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Chris McKendry

SportsCenter anchor, ESPN

Therese Steiner

Therese Steiner Consulting

Tiana B. Holt

Russell Wolff

ESPN International

Diane Penny

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Nancy Hubbell

LEXUS PRESTIGE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Minda Santiago Garvens

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier

Porter Littlepage

espnW

Christine Driessen

ESPN

Danielle Summers

espnW

Holly Campbell

Enterprise

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Tonya Antonucci

Chief Marketing Officer, Playworks

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Ann Meyers Drysdale

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

Amanda Heaton

Columbia Sportswear

Kate Johnson

IMG Olympic Consulting

Mary Wittenberg

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

Stephanie Druley

ESPN

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Val Ackerman

Big EAST

Kristine Lilly

Retired soccer player, World Cup and Olympic gold medalist

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Susan Cohig

National Hockey League

Matthew Weeks

Melanne Verveer

Partner, Seneca Point Global

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Kathleen Behrens

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

Michael Millay

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Chloe Kim

Snowboarder, Snowboarder from the US

Lori LeBas

ESPN

Elena Delle Donne

Chicago Sky

Jill Kinney

Gatorade/PepsiCo

Jessica Cassity

Morgan Flatley

Gatorade

Tracey Black

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Olympic sabre fencer

Greta Gaines

ARTIST

Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks

Chris Talbott

Microsoft

Laurie Orlando

ESPN

Adriana Rizzo

Alicia McConnell

USOC

Glenna Patton

SICKSPORTS

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Sage Steele

SportsCenter

Kathryn Olson

Women's Sports Foundation

Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Summer Sanders

Blackline Media

Sloane Stephens

Professional tennis player

Cindy Freed

ESPN

John Lisko

Saatchi & Saatchi LA

Stefanie Dolson

Washington Mystics

Carol Stiff

VP espnW, ESPN

Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

Sasha DiGiulian

Athlete

Beth Bass

WBCA

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Chelsie Stegemiller

Red Bull

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Lisa Stokes

ESPN

Michele Foley

Nishima Chudasama

Girl Rising

Terri Burke

Edwards Lifesciences

Carmelita Jeter

Track & field athlete, three-­?Bme Olympic medalist

Nancy Major

Orthopedic Radiology

Jackie Stasi

Ignited

Hilary Shaev

WNBA

Barb Lazarus

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

Kat Kirsch Alford

Gabby Reece

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby

Gretchen Bleiler

Athlete

Ashley Koff, RD

dietitian, author, health & lifestyle contributor

Shamila Kohestani

Former captain, Afghan women's naBonal soccer team

MICHELLE WAZLAWEK

Enterprise Holdings

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Natara Holloway

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

Michael Bayle

Jeremy Schaap

ESPN

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Mo'ne Davis

lakeisha mclean

Michele Promaulayko

Yahoo

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Maria Shriver

MOS Enterprises

Jane McManus

espnW

Christine Godleski

COO, WNBA

Nicole Castrale

LPGA

Taylor Townsend

Professional tennis player

John Skipper

ESPN

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Katie Mundell

Oakley

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Allison Leahy

Cindy Timchal

Naval Academy

John Walsh

EVP & Executive Editor, ESPN

Dana Allen

Competitor Group

Elysa Walk

Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Jessica Mendoza

ESPN Sideline Reporter and Studio Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Winter Vinecki

Athlete

Michelle Kwan

Analyst, Fox Sports, reBred figure skater, Olympic medalist

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Allison Kallish

SMG

Megan Eisenhard

Learfield Sports

Ashley Smeltzer

Red Bull

Kathleen DeBoer

American Volleyball Coaches Association

Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Hannah Storm

ESPN

Christina King

Megan Porteous

Digital Rotalty

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Kate Fagan

ESPN

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Patricia Betron

SVP, ESPN, ESPN

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Amy Jo Martin

Digital Royalty Inc.

Patricia Phillips

NACWAA CEO

Mary O'Connor

The Marketing Arm

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Joanna Rice

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

Faith Popcorn

Founder & CEO, Brain Reserve, Author

Andrea Chu

WTA

Valerie Gordon

ESPN

Mimi Griffin

MSG Promotions

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Lee Ann Daly

@leeanndaly

Alana Glass

Contributor, Forbes SportsMoney

Nefertiti Walker

Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

John Kosner

ESPN

Rosalyn Durant

ESPN

Don McPherson

Activist, Educator, College Football Hall of Famer

Britt Kahn

Talent ExecuBve, CONAN

2014 PARTICIPANTS | ALL PARTICIPANTS

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

@saragotfredson
Sara is the Vice President West Coast Multimedia Sales at ESPN. A 14-y ear industry veteran, Sara joined ESPN in 2005 as a Digital Account Executive in the Chicago office. In addition to managing more than 50 digital accounts, Sara cultivated key client relationships and overreached her goals in her first year. Additionally, Sara played an active leadership role in developing and implementing new processes and strategies for the digital and multimedia sales teams and led the integrated planning process with TV and Print counterparts. These new processes were then integrated into other sales teams within the organization. In 2007, ESPN recognized Sara as the Digital Account Executive of the Year. In her previous role as Senior Director, Sara led the San Francisco and Pacific Northwest teams and drove more than 70 % territory growth during her five-year tenure. Sara also created a new sales structure for the San Francisco office along with a companywide cross functional strategy team by optimizing communication and value from key national accounts.

Prior to joining ESPN, Gotfredson was digital account executive at CBS Sports Line, where she developed sports marketing tactics for top-tier clients. In 2002, the company recognized her as National Sales person of the Year.

Sara, a native of San Diego, CA, holds a bachelor’s degree in Science and Business Administration from the University of San Francisco. In 2002, she received a master’s degree in Arts and Sports Management also from the University of San Francisco. Sara currently resides in Brentwood, CA with her husband Casey and their lovely daughter (and future espnW enthusiast) Anna.