October 9-11, 2013 | St. Regist Monarch Beach | Dana Point, California


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Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers


Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Patricia Phillips


Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Rosalyn Durant

Dana Allen

Michele Promaulayko

Editor-in-Chief, Women's Health

Henry Friedman

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

Nickole Raymond

Glenna Patton

Katie Kotkins

Laura Desmond

Christina King

Kate Johnson

Minda Santiago Garvens

John Lisko

Executive Communication Director Saatchi & Saatchi

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Beth Bass


Katie Richman

Chris McKendry

Commentator Co-Host Midday SportsCenter

Jenna Mielnicki

Sue Hovey

Former VP and Executive Editor, ESPN The Magazine

Diane Cummins

Jessica Cassity

Holly Campbell

Vice President, Marketing Communications for Enterprise Holdings

Chelsie Stegemiller

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Allison Leahy

Mimi Griffin

President & CEO, MSG Promotions, Inc.

Kerry D. Chandler

Executive Vice President, Human Resources National Basketball Association

Carol Stiff


Marcia Keegan

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Julie Eddleman

NA Brand Operations Marketing Director

Rob King

Senior Vice President, Editorial for ESPN Digital and Print Media

Michelle Kwan

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

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Michele Foley

Sue Enquist

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Vice President, Phoenix Mercury Vice President, Phoenix Suns

Lindsay Kagawa Colas

Peg Moline

Ashley Smeltzer

Athlete Marketing Coordinator at Red Bull North America

Nishima Chudasama

Associate Producer and Campaign Production Manager at Girl Rising

Andrea Berry


Donald McPherson

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

Tonya Cornileus


Shamila Kohestani

Former Captain of the Afghan women’s national soccer team

Sloane Stephens

Allison Kallish

Nancy Hubbell


Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sports Business Management Program

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Britt Kahn

CONAN Talent Executive

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Lauren Loberg

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Porter Littlepage

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Sue Rodin

Carmelita Jeter


Amanda Carmichael

Summer Sanders

Olympic Swimmer and Television Personality

Ashley Koff, RD

Celebrity Dietitian, Author, Health and Lifestyle Contributor

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Michael Millay

Jessica Mendoza

Athlete, Olympic Gold Medalist

Amy Jo Martin

Founder and CEO of Digital Royalty

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Kerin Hempel

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

Ibtihaj Muhammad

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

Lee Ann Daly

Julie Foudy

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

Adam Deutsch

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

Rose Smith

Kathleen DeBoer

Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Sharon Byers

SVP, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cola North America

Carolyn Feinstein

Senior Vice President, Global Acquisition Marketing Electronic Arts

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

Chris Talbott

Gretchen Bleiler

Tina Thornton

Janet Evans

Olympic Swimmer

Alex Mallen

Sport Chalet

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO of the Women’s Tennis Association

Sanya Richards-Ross

4-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Amanda DeCastro

Communications Manager

Taylor Townsend

Professional Tennis Player

Sarah Reinertsen

American Athlete

Anucha Browne

Alana Nichols

Paralymic Athlete, Wheelchair Basketball

Elysa Walk

General Manager, Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Amy Huchthausen

Amy Fuchs

Kerri Walsh

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Cindy Timchal

Head Coach, United States Naval Academy

Russell Wolff


Adriana Rizzo

Lori LeBas

SVP Bus Ops, Sales and Marketing at ESPN

Danielle Summers

Senior Business Operations Coordinator, ESPN

John Walsh


Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Sarah Hirshland

Judy Sweet

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

Megan Porteous

Oakley Sports Marketing Manager

Luz Amuchastegui

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

Eric Johnson

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

Paul Hertel

Jill Kinney

Marketing/Branded Entertainment at Gatorade

Laurel Richie

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician

Leslie Gittess

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Emily Greener

Co-Founder and Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Caroline Andrew

Vice President of Mfa Marketing and Communications

Tiana B. Holt

Jill Brooks

Christine Godleski

Chief Operating Officer of the Women's National Basketball Association

Elena Hight

Grace Kiraguri

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

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Christine Plonsky

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Alana Glass

Sarah Spain

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

Morgan Flatley

VP Marketing Gatorade

Jill Frederickson

Sr. Coordinating Producer, ESPN

Amanda Heaton

Chris LaPlaca


Jodi Markley


Kay Moore

Winter Vinecki

Elly Deutch

Cindy Freed

Vice President, Sales Marketing

Karen Brodkin

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

Natara Holloway

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

Gabby Reece

Hannah Storm

ESPN Anchor

Kate Fagan

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

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Stephanie Druley

Vice President, Production

Kathleen Behrens

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

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier & Olympic Hopeful

Katie Mundell

Lindsay Amstutz

Vice President of Marketing for FOX Sports Regional Sports Networks

Alicia McConnell

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

John Kosner


Faith Popcorn

BrainReserve, founder and CEO

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Matthew Weeks

Mary Wittenberg

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

Sara Gotfredson

Sr. Director, ESPN Customer Marketing & Sales

Barb Lazarus

Owner and Founder of Game On!

Heather Scheer

Val Ackerman

Former President, WNBA Commissioner, Big East Conference

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby, Youth Development Manager


Maureen Lindsey

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

John Skipper

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

Mehman Karimov

Liesl Holtz

Global Women's Sports Marketing Manager at Oakley

Andrea Chu

Adriana Becerra

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Joy Russo

Molly Barker

MSW, founded Girls on the Run

Hilary Knight

Amy Purdy

Paralympic Athlete

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Hilary Shaev

Vice President, Marketing National Basketball Association

Sasha DiGiulian

Lakey Peterson

Professional Women’s Surfer/ASP World Ranking #7

Kat Kirsch Alford

Megan Eisenhard

Julie Moeller

Katie Raymond

Jessica Long

Lisa Strasman

Patricia Betron

Senior Vice President, Multimedia Sales

Jackie Stasi

Larry Scott

Tonya Antonucci

Terri Burke

Nancy Major

Erin Leyden

Producer, ESPN Films

Lisa Stokes

Senior Talent Producer, ESPN

Therese Steiner

President and Founder of Therese Steiner Consulting

Marie Donoghue

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

Keli Lee

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Michael Bayle

Lindsey Jacobellis

Snowboardcross Olympic Athlete

Diane Penny

Langely McNeal

Isaac Hinds

Lauren Stevenson

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

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Jane McManus

Kathleen Francis

President, Oasis Sports Ventures, LLC

Cindy Whitehead

Sage Steele

SportsCenter Co-Host, ESPN

Donna Carpenter

President, Burton Snowboards

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Joanna Rice

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

Karen Poole

Patrick McClenahan

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

Julie Juarez

Nefertiti Walker

Julie McGlone

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

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing National Hockey League

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Tracey Black

Kelly Hampton

Kathryn Olson

Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Sports Foundation

Amy Stanton

Founder & CEO, Stanton & Company, LLC

Carrie A Brzezinski

Laura Gentile

Vice President, espnW

Kristine Lilly

Retired American Soccer Player

Diane Lamb

Vice President, Communications

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Mary O'Connor

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

Greta Gaines


Sara Gotfredson

Sr. Director, ESPN Customer Marketing & Sales

Sara Gotfredson is Sr. Director, ESPN Customer Marketing & Sales. In this role, Ms. Gotfredson oversees all national advertising sales in the Bay Area, Pacific Northwest and Mountain West region and oversees the day to day operation of the San Francisco ESPN office. Her responsibilities include leading a multimedia sales team that provides national advertisers such as Nike, Microsoft, Visa, Electronic Arts, adidas, Visa and the like access to ESPNs premier media and marketing platforms and content including: 6 domestic cable television networks, ESPN.com, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN 3 broadband channel, and ESPN Mobile.

Ms. Gotfredson joined ESPN in February 2005 as an account executive and within 3 years was promoted to her current role. Prior to joining ESPN, she was a digital account executive with CBS Sportsline and prior to that, an inside sales executive at Red Herring Communications. Ms. Gotfredson received a masters degree in sports and fitness management and her bachelors degree in marketing from the University of San Francisco.

Ms. Gotfredson resides in San Francisco and is a member of the National Sports Marketing Network and the American Marketing Association. She enjoys skiing, golfing and sailing in her free time.