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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Kathryn Olson

Women's Sports Foundation

Lori LeBas

ESPN

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Peg Moline

Kathleen Francis

Women in Sports and Events - WISE

Ashley Smeltzer

Red Bull

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Olympic sabre fencer

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Diane Penny

Christine Godleski

COO, WNBA

Shamila Kohestani

Former captain, Afghan women's naBonal soccer team

Kerry D. Chandler

NBA

Hilary Knight

Athlete

Luz Amuchastegui

El Desafio

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier

Therese Steiner

Therese Steiner Consulting

Kerri Walsh

Tracey Black

Russell Wolff

ESPN International

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Michael Bayle

Andrea Chu

WTA

Joanna Rice

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

Elysa Walk

Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Laurie Orlando

ESPN

Kate Fagan

ESPN

Minda Santiago Garvens

Nancy Hubbell

LEXUS PRESTIGE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Dana Allen

Competitor Group

Janet Evans

Olympian

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Taylor Townsend

Professional tennis player

Julie Foudy

ESPN/ABC

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Keli Lee

ABC Entertainment Group

Joy Russo

Jessica Long

Paralympic swimmer and gold medalist

Ruthie Bolton

Melanne Verveer

Partner, Seneca Point Global

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Rose Smith

Heather Scheer

Mary Wittenberg

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

Emily Greener

Co-­Founder & Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Summer Sanders

Blackline Media

Winter Vinecki

Athlete

Chelsie Stegemiller

Red Bull

Cindy Whitehead

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

Megan Eisenhard

Learfield Sports

Diane Cummins

Barb Lazarus

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

Sarah Hirshland

Sanya Richards-Ross

EAG Sports Management

Alana Nichols

Paralympic wheelchair basketball player and alpine skier

Jane McManus

espnW

Morgan Flatley

Gatorade

Lindsay Amstutz

FOX Sports Networks

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Nancy Major

Orthopedic Radiology

Sharon Byers

SVP Coca-Cola North America

Laura Desmond

CEO, Starcom MediaVest Group

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Global Consumer & Brand Marketing, Facebook

MICHELLE WAZLAWEK

Enterprise Holdings

Valerie Gordon

ESPN

Don McPherson

Activist, Educator, College Football Hall of Famer

Kate Johnson

IMG Olympic Consulting

Jackie Stasi

Ignited

Amy Fuchs

Time Warner Cable

Porter Littlepage

espnW

Molly Barker

Founder, Girls on the Run

Amanda Heaton

Columbia Sportswear

Amy Huchthausen

America East Conference

Amanda DeCastro

ESPN

Lindsey Jacobellis

Olympic snowboarder

Rob King

ESPN

John Kosner

ESPN

Chris LaPlaca

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

Liesl Holtz

Oakley

Lisa Stokes

ESPN

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Katie Kotkins

Cycle for Survival

Mehman Karimov

CEO, Sport For Development Public Union, Republic of Azerbaijan

Caroline Andrew

MFA

Larry Scott

Pac-12 Conference

Gretchen Bleiler

Athlete

Nickole Raymond

IMG

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Michele Foley

Lakey Peterson

Association of Surfing Professionals

Elena Hight

Pro Snowboarder

Allison Kallish

SMG

Val Ackerman

Big EAST

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Julie McGlone

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

Kristine Lilly

Retired soccer player, World Cup and Olympic gold medalist

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Sue Rodin

Stars & Strategies, Inc.

Andy Walshe

Red Bull

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Chris Talbott

Microsoft

Christina King

Gabby Reece

Terri BURKE

VP, Marketing & Business Development, Edwards Lifesciences

Lindsay Colas

Wasserman Media Group

Michael Millay

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Katie Mundell

Oakley

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Donna Carpenter

Burton Snowboards

Maria Shriver

MOS Enterprises

Heidi Sandreuter

VP Women's Marketing, Under Armour

Nefertiti Walker

Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Sarah Reinertsen

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Ann Meyers Drysdale

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

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Allison Leahy

Kay Moore

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Stephanie Druley

ESPN

Leslie Gittess

CEO/Blue Sky Media

Lauren Loberg

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

Matthew Weeks

Lauren Stevenson

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

Alana Glass

Contributor, Forbes SportsMoney

Faith Popcorn

Founder & CEO, Brain Reserve, Author

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Nicole Castrale

LPGA

Jenna Mielnicki

NBA/WNBA

Cindy Timchal

Naval Academy

Kerin Hempel

NYRR

Amy Jo Martin

Digital Royalty Inc.

John Lisko

Saatchi & Saatchi LA

Henry Friedman

Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Jessica Cassity

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Kacy Catanzaro

Kathleen DeBoer

American Volleyball Coaches Association

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby

Tina Thornton

ESPN

Beth Bass

WBCA

Britt Kahn

Talent ExecuBve, CONAN

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Nishima Chudasama

Girl Rising

Carol Stiff

VP espnW, ESPN

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Hilary Shaev

WNBA

Patricia Betron

SVP, ESPN, ESPN

Jeremy Schaap

ESPN

Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks

Jill Kinney

Gatorade/PepsiCo

Hannah Storm

ESPN

Amy Purdy

US Paralympic snowboarder, spokesperson

Christine Driessen

ESPN

Sloane Stephens

Professional tennis player

Alicia McConnell

USOC

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Elena Delle Donne

Chicago Sky

Alex Mallen

WISE

Julie Eddleman

P&G

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

Adam Deutsch

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

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Brittney Griner

Phoenix Mercury

Sue Hovey

ESPN Magazine

Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Tonya Cornileus

ESPN Human Resources

Amanda Carmichael

Scoutware LLC & WISE Director of Mentorship

Christine Plonsky

University of Texas

Sarah Robb O'Hagan

PRESIDENT, EQUINOX, KEY NOTE SPEAKER

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

WISE

Judy Sweet

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

Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Tiana B. Holt

Patricia Phillips

NACWAA CEO

Glenna Patton

SICKSPORTS

Langely McNeal

Pro Skier

Danielle Summers

espnW

Ashley Koff, RD

dietitian, author, health & lifestyle contributor

Adriana Rizzo

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

Kathleen Behrens

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

Jessica Mendoza

ESPN Sideline Reporter and Studio Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Lee Ann Daly

@leeanndaly

Sage Steele

SportsCenter

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Katie Richman

Director, Social Strategy & Product Development, espnW

Leah LaPlaca

ESPN

Karen Brodkin

IMG Worldwide

Kat Kirsch Alford

Erin Leyden

ESPN Films

Greta Gaines

ARTIST

James Maas

Sleep to Win!

Marie Donoghue

ESPN

Michele Promaulayko

Yahoo

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Mary O'Connor

The Marketing Arm

Sue Enquist

Sue Enquist Coaching, LLC/UCLA

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Sasha DiGiulian

Athlete

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Tonya Antonucci

Chief Marketing Officer, Playworks

Chris McKendry

SportsCenter anchor, ESPN

John Walsh

EVP & Executive Editor, ESPN

Paul Hertel

Chloe Kim

Snowboarder, Snowboarder from the US

Isaac Hinds

HARDBODY

Adriana Becerra

Director, FOX Media Services

Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Lisa Strasman

NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Julie Juarez

Elly Deutch

Megan Porteous

Digital Rotalty

Julie Moeller

Susan Cohig

National Hockey League

Mo'ne Davis

lakeisha mclean

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Mimi Griffin

MSG Promotions

Katie Raymond

JBL/Harman International

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports

Rosalyn Durant

ESPN

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Stefanie Dolson

Washington Mystics

Grace Kiraguri

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

Cindy Freed

ESPN

Anucha Browne

NCAA

Jill Brooks

Head to Head Consultants

John Skipper

ESPN

Natara Holloway

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

Carmelita Jeter

Track & field athlete, three-­?Bme Olympic medalist

Michelle Kwan

Analyst, Fox Sports, reBred figure skater, Olympic medalist

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Holly Campbell

Enterprise

Patrick McClenahan

President and Chief ExecuBve Officer, 2015 Special Olympics World Games

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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.