October 12-14, 2016 | St. Regis Monarch Beach | Dana Point, California

ATTENDEE BIOS

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Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers

Christopher Eames

VP, Customer Marketing & Sales, ESPN

Edward Erhardt

President, Global Sales and MarketingPresident, ESPN

Batoul Arnaout

Influencer, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Shanelle Barrett

Triathlon Athlete, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Kelly Pena

Senior Vice President Disney Channels Research, Disney Channels Worldwide - The Walt Disney Company

Patrick Stiegman

VP / Editor Director, ESPN Digital & Print Media, ESPN

Libby Geist

Vice President and Executive Producer, ESPN Films

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Alyson Furch

Director of Client and Corporate Communications, BDA Sports Management

Sereita Cobbs

Director, Content Integration & Strategy, espnW

Arthur Joseph

Founder and Chairman, The Vocal Awareness Institute

Alexa Cook

Agent, CAA Sports

Karen Cox

Women's Brand Director, Oakley, Oakley

Carrie Drinkwater

SVP, Mediahub

Robert LeGrand

Account Executive, ESPN CMS

Mike Denzler

Account Executive, ESPN

Jake Waxenberg

Director of Brand Strategy, Athos

Heidi Boynton

Executive Director, Mini Mermaid Running Club

Deidra Maddock

Vice President, Sports Management, ESPN

Larissa de Leon

AMD, Mediavest

Rachel Frank

Physician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center

Vivian Newman

Mother of Jaden & Julian Newman, Basketball Coach

Isaac Hinds

Senior Brand Manager - Specialty, CYTOSPORT

Delena Turman

Producer/Associate Producer, ESPN (espnW presents: Be Honest with Cari Champion & First Take)

Claire Lessinger

Sales and Events Manager, Tampa Bay Sports Commission

Nickolas Restivo

Social Media Marketing Manager, Muscle Milk

Jay Jay Nesheim

Sr. Director, Communications, ESPN

Chrissy Summers

Founder, Beyond Sticks

Erin Hartman

COO, Beyond Sticks

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Katie Myers

Executive, CAA Sports Consulting

Xavi Cortadellas

Cortadellas, Gatorade

Julie Sobieski

VP, ESPN Programming

Christa Riepe

Owner and Founder, Elite Symmetry

Lauren Klopmeyer

Brand Partnerships, WME | IMG

Emilie Bydwell

Head of Rugby Programming, ATAVUS / USA Rugby

Jesse Lichtenberg

Marketing, BDA Sports Management

Megan Greenwell

Senior Editor, ESPN the Magazine

Jennifer Chun

SVP, Content Acquisition, Time Warner Cable

Morgan Flatley

CMO, Gatorade

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Jaden Newman

Womens Basketball Player

Kate Fagan

Writer, espnW

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Russell Wolff

EVP & Managing Director, ESPN International

Kristin Malaspina

Vice President Partnership Marketing, Time Warner Cable

Debbie Spander

Vice President Broadcasting & Coaching, Wasserman Media Group

Carla Bustamante

PR Director, Baseball Team Naranjeros of Hermosillo, GSMP

Ken Boudreau

Sr. Director ESPN Media Technologies, ESPN

Jamie Valvano

Cancer Survivor, The V Foundation

Kim Azzarelli

Co Founder, Seneca Women

Jenni Luke

CEO, Step Up

Kara Linse

Director, Global Sponsorship Marketing, Olympic Games, Visa

Lauren Robinson

Sponsorship Activation, ESPN

Sheldon Spencer

Editor/Communications, ESPN

Sue Wicks

Hall of Fame Member, WNBA Legend /Fight 2B Fit

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, National Hockey League

Victoria Duval

Tennis

Mary O'Connor

SVP, The Marketing Arm

Kimberly Wilson

VP, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, ESPN

Julia Mancuso

Olympic Ski Racer

Ashley Adam

Producer, ESPN

Aly Furch

Director of Client and Corporate Communications, BDA Sports Management

Carmelita Jeter

Track & Field Athlete

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Gabrielle Dow

Vice President of Marketing & Fan Engagement, Green Bay Packers

Gretchen Bleiler

Olympic Snowboarder, Athlete

Nicole M. LaVoi

The Tucker Center

Adrienne Lofton

SVP, Global Brand Marketing, Under Armour

Jess Weiner

CEO, Talk to Jess

Karen Dry

Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual

Lis Moss

Agent, CAA Sports

Hanna Fauzie

Managing Editor, GSMP

Katie Bourner

President Nantes Derby Girls, GSMP

Jane McManus

Writer, espnW

Lynn Holzman

Commissioner, West Coast Conference

Julian Newman

Athlete, Basketball

Carrie Kabat

Public Relations Manager, New Balance

Pavithra Chandra

Global Sports Mentoring Program

Emily Hughes

Business Consultant, Google

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, SC & News, ESPN

Mark Gainey

CEO, Strava Inc.

Amy Stanton

Stanton & Company

Rob King

Sr VP SportsCenter & News, ESPN

Patricia Betron

SVP, Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Adriana Rizzo

Sr Director Marketing, ESPN

Jacqueline Orellana

Marketing, Toyota

Kimberly Jarvis

ESPN Images Photo Coordinator, ESPN Images

Shellie Pfohl

Executive Director, Presidents Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

Lizzie Velasquez

Motivational Speaker, Author

Deborah Larkin

CEO, Women's Sports Foundation

Therese Steiner

President & Founder, Therese Steiner Consulting

Nga Le

Business Operation Director, GSMP

Nancy Lough

President / Professor, Sport Marketing Association & UNLV

Kate Gustafson

Writer, ivivva by lululemon athletica

Julie Paterson

Paterson, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Tara Chozet

Senior Publicist, ESPN

Brittany Cranston

Director of Communications, CytoSport/Muscle Milk

Dani Rylan

Commissioner, National Women's Hockey League

Josette Persson

Executive Producer, Point Studio/Women in the World

Dr. Henry Friedman

Co Founder, Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Crystal Yang Edwards

Assoc. Director, Publicity, ESPN Communications

Meredith Walker

Executive Director and Co-Founder, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls

Sam Gordon

Athlete, Football, Soccer, Track

Monica Fee

Agent, CAA Sports

Adriana Becerra

Exec Director, FOX Media Services

Nicole LaVoi

Associate Director, The Tucker Center

John Kosner

EVP Digital and Print Media, ESPN

Dr. Ashleigh Huffman

University of Tennessee

Lindsay Amstutz

Vice President of Marketing, FOX Sports Networks

Ann Francis

VP Production Operations, ESPN Charlotte

Caroline Maher

Taekwondo Hall of Fame, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Terence Keenan

Security, ESPN Global Security

Erin Leyden

Sr Producer, ESPN Films

Linda Driscoll

Founder & CEO, Dream Big!

Sue Bird

Professional Athlete, WNBA

Rebecca Hudson

Senior Editor, espnW

Ali Krieger

US Soccer

Wanda Young

VP Media and Digital Marketing, Walmart

Heather Spears

PR Consultant, The Brand Amp

Pearl Davenport

Director - Marketing Production, Disney XD Marketing

Katie Montiel Vidaillet

Senior Manager, Gatorade

Miraj Parikh

Director Partnerships & Activations, Northwestern Mutual

Kevin Martinez

VP, Corp Citizenship, ESPN

Dima Alardah

Youth Team Leader, Social Entrepreneur

Laura Ramirez

Associate Producer, ESPN- Los Angeles Production Office

Corinne Nevinny

Chief Fitness Officer, Fight 2B Fit

Kaitee Daley

Senior Editor, Social/Viral Content, ESPN

Sage Steele

NBA Countdown Host, SportsCenter Co-Host

Alana Nichols

Paralympian, Wheelchair Basketball and Alpine Skiing

Brent Gordon

Co-Founder Utah Girls Tackle Football League, Father of Sam Gordon

Tina Thornton

SVP Production, Multimedia Sponsorship Integration & Management Ops, ESPN

Cindy Whitehead

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

Linda Shetina Logan

Executive Director, Greater Columbus Sports Commission

Kerry Ruggieri

SVP, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

Renee Wilson

Chief Client Officer, MSLGROUP

Jill Hotchkiss

VP Marketing + Creative, Disney

Lisa Stokes

Manager of Booking & Talent Production, ESPN

Katina Arnold

VP, Corporate Communications, ESPN

Carolyn Desai

Desai, Time Warner Cable Sports

Tambra Bonatti

Co-Founder, Creative Director, Bright Spot Creative

Tonya Antonucci

Chief Marketing Officer, Playworks

Tesfaye Negussie

Associate Producer, espnW

Melanie Jackson

Senior Editor, espnW

Lynn Olszowy

Feature Reporter/Producer, espnW

Amy Rosenfeld

Senior Coordinating Producer, ESPN

Alicia McMachan

Financial advisor, Northwestern Mutual

Tara Roberts

Founder, Girltank

Najat Alsayegh

Youth Development Specialist, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Rob Koch

Dir. of Communications, USA Hockey

Matt Eisenberg

Editor, espnW

Andrea Berry

Broadcast Media Consultant, Fox Networks Group

Kavitha Davidson

Sports Columnist, Bloomberg View

Sue Enquist

Owner, Sue Enquist Coaching

Qunnie Lin

Financial Representative, Northwestern Mutual

Gwen Conley

Group Media Director, Saatchi & Saatchi

Monica Diaz

VP Diversity, Inclusion & Wellness, ESPN

Kathryn Schloessman

President, Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission

Aaron LaBerge

EVP & Chief Technology Officer, ESPN

Sandy Nunez

Coordinating Producer, SportsCenter, ESPN

Cynthia Hogan

SVP for Public Policy, National Football League

Louis Roloff

VP, Group Director, Mediavest

Jessica Holtz

Agent, CAA Sports

Marie Donoghue

EVP Global Business Strategy & Original Content, ESPN

Mark Lewis

Executive Vice President of Championships & Alliances, NCAA

Marina Escobar

VP Visual Technology, ESPN

Jacqui Spence

Board Director, TPT Partners

Dr. Jill Brooks

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Head to Head Consultants

Dawn Scott

Fitness and Performance Coach, Fitness Coach and Performance Coach, U.S. Women's National Team

Tiffany Shine

Director of Marketing, Relativity Sports

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Courtney Hamilton

Director, Fox Networks Group

Tonya Cornileus

VP, Learning & Org Development, ESPN Human Resources

Aleia Naylor

Vice President, Marketing, Women's Sports Foundation

Suzanne Paxton

Olympian; Executive Producer, Point Studio, Inc., Point Studio TV - Television/Video Production

Jennifer Minogue

ESPN Digital Account Executive, Sales

Terri Burke

VP, Marketing & Business Development, Edwards Lifesciences

Stephanie Rudnick

SVP, Communications, MKTG & The Players Tribune

Amanda Shalala

Sports Broadcaster, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Nungshi Malik

President of NungshiTashi Foundation, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Christina Lance

Manager, Championship Communications, United States Golf Association

Maria Rodriguez

DLA Piper LLP

Sofia Lombardo-Ramos

VP, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

Lori Fuglestad

Director, Global Sports Partners

Lauren Loberg

Sport Psychology Consultant, Pyramid Performance Consulting

Louise Cornetta

ESPN Radio Program Director II, ESPN Radio

Johann Koss

Founder, Right To Play International

Hilary Knight

Athlete

Kerry D. Chandler

Chief Human Resources Officer, Under Armour

Christine Godleski

COO, WNBA

Jessica Shobar

Segment Producer, ESPN

Susy Jackson

Executive Editor, Women in the World/Tina Brown Live Media

Ann Meyers Drysdale

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

Sean T Hanrahan

SVP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Yasmian Alsharshani

Founder, Qatar Golf Ladies and Yasmian Events, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Christopher Lin

Web Developer, espnW

Julia Pine

Asst. Director, Communications, SCGA

Sarah Spain

Columnist, Radio Host, SportsCenter Reporter, espnW

Tashi Malik

Vice-President of NungshiTashi Foundation, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Dr. Kevin Stone

Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Jill Gregory

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Industry Services, NASCAR

Carrie Bocian

VP, Content Acquisition, Time Warner Cable

Barb Lazarus

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

Alison Overholt

Editor-in-Chief, espnW

Julie Shumaker

Vice President, PLAY, Zynga

Veronica Osogo

Tennis Player, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Cynthia Coredo

Program Manager, GSMP

Meg Aronowitz

Coordinating Producer, ESPN

Kevin Plank

Founder & CEO, Under Armour

Debbie Hesse

Executive Director, USA Swimming Foundation

Jamie Newman

Founder of Hoops of America, Basketball Coach

John Honerkamp

Senior Manager - Runner Products & Services / Chief Coach, New York Road Runners

Paulina Kelly

Product Marketing Manager, New Balance

Sharon Lancu

Director, Initiative

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Jenn Holmes

Deputy editor, espnW

Karen Brodkin

President, Business Affairs, WME|IMG Worldwide

Jessica Mendoza

Olympic Gold Medalist & ESPN Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

David Williams

Corporate Communications, ESPN

Sonja Henning

Sports Marketing, NIKE

Andrea Young

President, Experiential Marketing, INMarketing Services (a division of Advantage Sales and Marketing)

Sarah Hillyer

Dr., University of Tennessee

Gina Porretti

Vice President, Production, Fox Sports

Joan Coraggio

Group Communications Director - Brand Integration, Saatchi & Saatchi

Anucha Browne

Vice President of Women's Basketball Championships, NCAA

Amy Van Deusen

Editor, espnW

Nicole Branagh

UA Athlete, Beach Volleyball

Lisa Murray

EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Octagon Worldwide

Monica Gonzalez

Analyst, ESPN / Gonzo Soccer

Leslie Brandow

Global Marketing, TaylorMade Golf

Michele Roberts

Executive Director, National Basketball Players Association

Claressa Shields

2012 women's boxing Olympic Gold Medalist, Olympic Boxer

Justin Connolly

ESPN, Disney and ESPN Affiliate Sales and Marketing

Maureen Huff

VP, Time Warner Cable

Melissa Isaacson

Writer, espnW

Tanya Prewitt-White

Dr., Adler University

Sofia Sanchez

Founder, Activate YA

Carol Stiff

Vice President Content Program & Integration, espnW

Stephanie Druley

Sr VP Production College Networks, ESPN

Holly Humphrey

Director, Strategic Programs, EY

Amy Huchthausen

Commissioner, America East Conference

Sydney Davis

Director, Global Diveristy & Inclusion, AEG

Liz Arky

Trustee, US Ski & Snowboard Assn, Arky Group Consulting LLC

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, EY

Sara Johnson

Studio Director, ESPN

Judith Sweet

Consultant, Gender Equity

Katie Hnida

First Woman to play D1 Football

Ali Bronson

Assoc Producer II, ESPN Radio

Cecilia Vales

Gonzo Soccer Executive Director Mexico and Latin America, Global Sports Mentoring Program

John Wildhack

EVP Programming & Production, ESPN

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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.