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

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Jeremy Schaap

Megan Eisenhard

John Skipper

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

Lisa Stokes

Senior Talent Producer, ESPN

Amy Fuchs

Adam Deutsch

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

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Tonya Antonucci

Kerin Hempel

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

Dana Allen

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Sanya Richards-Ross

4-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Janet Evans

Olympic Swimmer

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Alex Mallen

Sport Chalet

John Walsh

EVP & Executive Editor, ESPN

John Lisko

Executive Communication Director Saatchi & Saatchi

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier & Olympic Hopeful

Nishima Chudasama

Associate Producer and Campaign Production Manager at Girl Rising

Lori LeBas

SVP Bus Ops, Sales and Marketing at ESPN

Gabby Reece

Chris LaPlaca

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

Kathryn Olson

Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Sports Foundation

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Julie Foudy

, ESPN/ABC

Kay Moore

Andy Walshe

Director of High Performance, Red Bull

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Christine Plonsky

Ashley Smeltzer

Athlete Marketing Coordinator at Red Bull North America

Nefertiti Walker

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Amy Purdy

Paralympic Athlete

Nicole Castrale

LPGA Tour Player

Lakey Peterson

Professional Women’s Surfer/ASP World Ranking #7

Megan Porteous

Oakley Sports Marketing Manager

Chelsie Stegemiller

Christina King

Jessica Cassity

Hilary Shaev

Vice President, Marketing National Basketball Association

Erin Leyden

Producer, ESPN Films

Laura Desmond

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing National Hockey League

Diane Penny

Carol Stiff

VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAMMING & ACQUISITIONS

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Mary Wittenberg

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

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Julie McGlone

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

Britt Kahn

CONAN Talent Executive

Cindy Timchal

Head Coach, United States Naval Academy

Mary O'Connor

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

Amy Huchthausen

Larry Scott

Hilary Knight

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Anucha Browne

Kristine Lilly

Retired American Soccer Player

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Julie Eddleman

NA Brand Operations Marketing Director

Julie Moeller

Holly Campbell

Vice President, Marketing Communications for Enterprise Holdings

Adriana Becerra

Lindsay Colas

Elena Hight

Melanne Verveer

Partner, Seneca Point Global

Julie Juarez

Alana Nichols

Paralymic Athlete, Wheelchair Basketball

Nancy Major

Rosalyn Durant

Jessica Long

Kathleen Francis

Chair/President, Women in Sports & Events (WISE)

Amanda DeCastro

Communications Manager

Isaac Hinds

Lisa Strasman

, NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Winter Vinecki

Ibtihaj Muhammad

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

Gretchen Bleiler

Danielle Summers

Senior Business Operations Coordinator, ESPN

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Lauren Stevenson

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

Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Kacy Catanzaro

Diane Cummins

Leah LaPlaca

Brittney Griner

Heidi Sandreuter

VP Women's Marketing, Under Armour

Caroline Andrew

Vice President of Mfa Marketing and Communications

Val Ackerman

Former President, WNBA Commissioner, Big East Conference

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Sarah Robb O'Hagan

PRESIDENT, EQUINOX, KEY NOTE SPEAKER

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Jessica Mendoza

ESPN Sideline Reporter and Studio Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Maria Shriver

Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Rob King

Senior Vice President, Editorial for ESPN Digital and Print Media

Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Chris McKendry

Commentator Co-Host Midday SportsCenter

John Kosner

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER, DIGITAL & PRINT MEDIA

Luz Amuchastegui

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

Sue Rodin

Natara Holloway

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

Kathleen DeBoer

Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)

Henry Friedman

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

Katie Mundell

Grace Kiraguri

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

Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Elly Deutch

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby, Youth Development Manager

Emily Greener

Co-Founder and Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Shamila Kohestani

Former Captain of the Afghan women’s national soccer team

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Porter Littlepage

Donna Carpenter

President, Burton Snowboards

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Nancy Hubbell

LEXUS PRESTIGE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Amy Jo Martin

Founder and CEO of Digital Royalty

Joy Russo

Ruthie Bolton

Laurie Orlando

Senior Vice President, Talent Development & Planning

Hannah Storm

ESPN Anchor

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Glenna Patton

Adriana Rizzo

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Kerry D. Chandler

Executive Vice President, Human Resources National Basketball Association

Kathleen Behrens

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

Beth Bass

WBCA

Chris Talbott

Liesl Holtz

Global Women's Sports Marketing Manager at Oakley

Cindy Freed

Vice President, Sales Marketing

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

Kerri Walsh

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Lindsey Jacobellis

Snowboardcross Olympic Athlete

Carmelita Jeter

THREE-TIME OLYMPIC MEDALIST TRACK & FIELD WORLD CHAMPION FASTEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Nickole Raymond

Leslie Gittess

James Maas

, Sleep to Win!

Judy Sweet

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

Allison Kallish

Langely McNeal

Sarah Reinertsen

American Athlete

Mimi Griffin

President & CEO, MSG Promotions, Inc.

Stephanie Druley

Vice President, Production

Michelle Kwan

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

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Terri Burke

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Jill Kinney

Marketing/Branded Entertainment at Gatorade

Sage Steele

SportsCenter Co-Host, ESPN

Marie Donoghue

ESPN executive vice president, global strategy and original content

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Peg Moline

Rose Smith

Molly Barker

MSW, founded Girls on the Run

Elena Delle Donne

Tina Thornton

Paul Hertel

Chloe Kim

Professional American Snowboarder

Amanda Carmichael

Michael Millay

Sarah Hirshland

Katie Raymond

Patricia Phillips

NACWAA CEO

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Mehman Karimov

Katie Kotkins

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Keli Lee

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Katie Richman

Director, Social Strategy & Product Development, espnW

Mo'ne Davis

Pitcher, Philadelphia Taney Dragons

Matthew Weeks

Minda Santiago Garvens

MICHELLE WAZLAWEK

Sloane Stephens

Michael Bayle

Tiana B. Holt

Allison Leahy

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician

Amanda Heaton

Elysa Walk

General Manager, Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Jackie Stasi

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Jill Brooks

Jane McManus

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Tracey Black

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Sue Enquist

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Sue Hovey

Former VP and Executive Editor, ESPN The Magazine

Michele Promaulayko

Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Health

Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Vice President Phoenix Suns & Mercury, Phoenix Suns/Mercury

Christine Godleski

COO, WNBA

Summer Sanders

Olympic Swimmer and Television Personality

Tonya Cornileus

, ESPN Human Resources

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Lindsay Amstutz

, FOX Sports Networks

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Therese Steiner

President and Founder of Therese Steiner Consulting

Lee Ann Daly

Michele Foley

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sports Business Management Program

Alana Glass

Cindy Whitehead

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

Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Lauren Loberg

Sharon Byers

SVP, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cola North America

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Joanna Rice

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

Sasha DiGiulian

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer

Kate Fagan

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

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Barb Lazarus

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

Heather Scheer

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Karen Brodkin

President of Business Affairs, IMG

Andrea Chu

Patricia Betron

SVP, ESPN, ESPN

Kat Kirsch Alford

Faith Popcorn

BrainReserve, founder and CEO

Patrick McClenahan

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

Morgan Flatley

VP Marketing Gatorade

Greta Gaines

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Stefanie Dolson

Donald McPherson

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

Russell Wolff

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR ESPN INTERNATIONAL

Ashley Koff, RD

Celebrity Dietitian, Author, Health and Lifestyle Contributor

Kate Johnson

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Consumer Marketing, Facebook

Alicia McConnell

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

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Taylor Townsend

Professional Tennis Player

Jenna Mielnicki

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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.