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

ATTENDEE BIOS

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Gretchen Bleiler

Athlete

Mo'ne Davis

lakeisha mclean

Lakey Peterson

Association of Surfing Professionals

Lauren Stevenson

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

Patrick McClenahan

President and Chief ExecuBve Officer, 2015 Special Olympics World Games

Britt Kahn

Talent ExecuBve, CONAN

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Elly Deutch

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Lee Ann Daly

@leeanndaly

Kathleen Francis

Women in Sports and Events - WISE

Don McPherson

Activist, Educator, College Football Hall of Famer

Lisa Stokes

Manager Talent Planning, ESPN

Stephanie Druley

Sr VP Production College Networks, ESPN

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Nancy Hubbell

LEXUS PRESTIGE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Ashley Koff, RD

dietitian, author, health & lifestyle contributor

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Terri BURKE

VP, Marketing & Business Development, Edwards Lifesciences

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Heidi Sandreuter

VP Women's Marketing, Under Armour

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Summer Sanders

Blackline Media

Chloe Kim

Snowboarder, Snowboarder from the US

Alicia McConnell

USOC

Luz Amuchastegui

El Desafio

Maria Shriver

MOS Enterprises

Sloane Stephens

Professional tennis player

Lindsay Amstutz

FOX Sports Networks

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Katie Kotkins

Cycle for Survival

Glenna Patton

SICKSPORTS

Larry Scott

Pac-12 Conference

Melanne Verveer

Partner, Seneca Point Global

Cindy Freed

VP Sales Communications, ESPN

Ruthie Bolton

Amanda Heaton

Columbia Sportswear

Kate Johnson

IMG Olympic Consulting

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Diane Cummins

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Diane Penny

Christine Godleski

COO, WNBA

John Lisko

Saatchi & Saatchi LA

Kerry D. Chandler

NBA

Donna Carpenter

Burton Snowboards

Julie Foudy

ESPN/ABC

Megan Eisenhard

Learfield Sports

Carmelita Jeter

Track & field athlete, three-­?Bme Olympic medalist

Andy Walshe

Red Bull

Elena Hight

Pro Snowboarder

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Adam Deutsch

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

Nishima Chudasama

Girl Rising

Julie Juarez

Kate Fagan

Writer, espnW, ESPN

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Julie McGlone

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

Minda Santiago Garvens

Allison Kallish

SMG

Hilary Knight

Athlete

Amy Purdy

US Paralympic snowboarder, spokesperson

James Maas

Sleep to Win!

Marie Donoghue

EVP Global Business Strategy & Original Content, ESPN

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Alana Nichols

Paralympic wheelchair basketball player and alpine skier

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Danielle Summers

espnW

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby

Chris McKendry

SportsCenter anchor, ESPN

Anucha Browne

NCAA

Alana Glass

Contributor, Forbes SportsMoney

Winter Vinecki

Athlete

Tracey Black

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

John Skipper

Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks & President, ESPN, ESPN

Judy Sweet

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

Jill Kinney

Gatorade/PepsiCo

Laurie Orlando

Sr VP Talent Planning and Development, ESPN

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Kristine Lilly

Retired soccer player, World Cup and Olympic gold medalist

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Beth Bass

WBCA

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier

Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Shamila Kohestani

Former captain, Afghan women's naBonal soccer team

Katie Mundell

Oakley

Lindsay Colas

Wasserman Media Group

Elysa Walk

Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Jessica Long

Paralympic swimmer and gold medalist

Lindsey Jacobellis

Olympic snowboarder

Isaac Hinds

HARDBODY

Holly Campbell

Enterprise

Kacy Catanzaro

Mimi Griffin

MSG Promotions

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

John Kosner

EVP Digital and Print Media, ESPN

Hannah Storm

Commentator, ESPN

Rose Smith

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Hilary Shaev

WNBA

Amy Jo Martin

Digital Royalty Inc.

Amanda Carmichael

Scoutware LLC & WISE Director of Mentorship

Kerin Hempel

NYRR

Lauren Loberg

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

Peg Moline

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer II, ESPN

Natara Holloway

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

Sage Steele

SportsCenter

Megan Porteous

Digital Rotalty

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Sanya Richards-Ross

EAG Sports Management

Tina Thornton

VP Production & Multimedia Intergration & Management Ops, ESPN

Langely McNeal

Pro Skier

Leah LaPlaca

VP Talent Planning & Negotiations, ESPN

Jill Brooks

Head to Head Consultants

Val Ackerman

Big EAST

Mehman Karimov

CEO, Sport For Development Public Union, Republic of Azerbaijan

Adriana Rizzo

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Tiana B. Holt

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Molly Barker

Founder, Girls on the Run

Taylor Townsend

Professional tennis player

Jessica Mendoza

ESPN Sideline Reporter and Studio Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Patricia Phillips

NACWAA CEO

MICHELLE WAZLAWEK

Enterprise Holdings

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Amy Fuchs

Time Warner Cable

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Global Consumer & Brand Marketing, Facebook

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Kat Kirsch Alford

Tonya Antonucci

Chief Marketing Officer, Playworks

Sharon Byers

SVP Coca-Cola North America

Caroline Andrew

MFA

Nicole Castrale

LPGA

Chris LaPlaca

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

Andrea Chu

WTA

Katie Raymond

JBL/Harman International

Sarah Hirshland

Michael Bayle

Dana Allen

Competitor Group

Nancy Major

Orthopedic Radiology

Gabby Reece

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Stefanie Dolson

Washington Mystics

Michele Foley

Julie Eddleman

P&G

Amy Huchthausen

America East Conference

Sue Enquist

Sue Enquist Coaching, LLC/UCLA

Kathleen Behrens

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

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

WISE

Karen Brodkin

IMG Worldwide

Emily Greener

Co-­Founder & Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Keli Lee

ABC Entertainment Group

Jackie Stasi

Ignited

Rosalyn Durant

VP College Sports Programming, ESPN

Alex Mallen

WISE

Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

Russell Wolff

ESPN International

Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Olympic sabre fencer

Nefertiti Walker

Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Chris Talbott

Microsoft

Kay Moore

Heather Scheer

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Ann Meyers Drysdale

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

Sarah Reinertsen

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Cindy Whitehead

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

Christine Plonsky

University of Texas

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Nickole Raymond

IMG

Patricia Betron

SVP, ESPN, ESPN

Cindy Timchal

Naval Academy

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Leslie Gittess

CEO/Blue Sky Media

Adriana Becerra

Director, FOX Media Services

Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Liesl Holtz

Oakley

Sasha DiGiulian

Athlete

Tonya Cornileus

ESPN Human Resources

Elena Delle Donne

Chicago Sky

Jeremy Schaap

Bureau Reporter, ESPN

Sue Rodin

Stars & Strategies, Inc.

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Janet Evans

Olympian

Brittney Griner

Phoenix Mercury

Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Greta Gaines

ARTIST

Morgan Flatley

Gatorade

Chelsie Stegemiller

Red Bull

Kerri Walsh

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Jane McManus

Writer, espnW, espnW

Faith Popcorn

Founder & CEO, Brain Reserve, Author

Jessica Cassity

Michelle Kwan

Analyst, Fox Sports, reBred figure skater, Olympic medalist

Mary O'Connor

The Marketing Arm

Therese Steiner

Therese Steiner Consulting

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Julie Moeller

Barb Lazarus

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

Matthew Weeks

Ashley Smeltzer

Red Bull

Susan Cohig

National Hockey League

Paul Hertel

Rob King

Sr VP SportsCenter & News, ESPN

Grace Kiraguri

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

Jenna Mielnicki

NBA/WNBA

Michael Millay

Kathleen DeBoer

American Volleyball Coaches Association

Erin Leyden

ESPN Films

Allison Leahy

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Henry Friedman

Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Christina King

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Lisa Strasman

NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Carol Stiff

VP espnW, ESPN

Joy Russo

Mary Wittenberg

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

Laura Desmond

CEO, Starcom MediaVest Group

Lori LeBas

Sr VP Strategy & Business Operations, ESPN

Michele Promaulayko

Yahoo

Sarah Robb O'Hagan

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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.