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

ATTENDEE BIOS

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Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers

Kathleen Behrens

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

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Leslie Gittess

CEO/Blue Sky Media

Tina Thornton

VP Production & Multimedia Intergration & Management Ops, ESPN

Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Kristine Lilly

Retired soccer player, World Cup and Olympic gold medalist

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer II, ESPN

EAG Sports Management

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Karen Brodkin

IMG Worldwide

Elena Hight

Pro Snowboarder

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Olympic sabre fencer

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Keli Lee

ABC Entertainment Group

Alex Mallen

WISE

Chloe Kim

Snowboarder, Snowboarder from the US

Emily Greener

Co-­Founder & Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Chris McKendry

SportsCenter anchor, ESPN

Nancy Major

Orthopedic Radiology

Danielle Summers

espnW

Hilary Shaev

WNBA

Sharon Byers

SVP Coca-Cola North America

Sage Steele

NBA Countdown Host, Sports Center Co-Host

Katie Mundell

Oakley

Hilary Knight

Athlete

Molly Barker

Founder, Girls on the Run

Michelle Kwan

Analyst, Fox Sports, reBred figure skater, Olympic medalist

Allison Kallish

SMG

Morgan Flatley

Gatorade

Jessica Cassity

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Holly Campbell

Enterprise

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

John Lisko

Executive Communications Director, Saatchi & Saatchi LA

Nancy Hubbell

LEXUS PRESTIGE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Tiana B. Holt

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Barb Lazarus

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

Sasha DiGiulian

Athlete

Val Ackerman

Commissioner, Big East Commissioner

Shamila Kohestani

Former captain, Afghan women's naBonal soccer team

CEO, Step Up

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Carol Stiff

Vice President Content Program & Integration, espnW

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

John Kosner

EVP Digital and Print Media, ESPN

Tonya Cornileus

ESPN Human Resources

Chelsie Stegemiller

Red Bull

Alana Glass

Contributor, Forbes SportsMoney

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Jeremy Schaap

Bureau Reporter, ESPN

Laurie Orlando

Sr VP Talent Planning and Development, ESPN

Adriana Becerra

, Director, FOX Media Services

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Nishima Chudasama

Girl Rising

Cindy Timchal

Naval Academy

Katie Kotkins

Cycle for Survival

Julie Eddleman

Director-Client Service, Google

Taylor Townsend

Professional tennis player

Mo'ne Davis

Athlete

Christina King

Rob King

Sr VP SportsCenter & News, ESPN

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Hannah Storm

Host, SportsCenter/Tennis/Face to Face with Hannah Storm, ESPN

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Faith Popcorn

Founder & CEO, Brain Reserve, Author

Amanda Heaton

Columbia Sportswear

Sue Enquist

Sue Enquist Coaching, LLC/UCLA

Christine Godleski

COO, WNBA

Michele Promaulayko

Yahoo

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Sloane Stephens

Professional tennis player

Amy Purdy

US Paralympic snowboarder, spokesperson

Kathleen DeBoer

American Volleyball Coaches Association

Henry Friedman

, Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Patricia Phillips

NACWAA CEO

Mary Wittenberg

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

Erin Leyden

ESPN Films

Amy Jo Martin

Digital Royalty Inc.

Marie Donoghue

EVP Global Business Strategy & Original Content, ESPN

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Amy Fuchs

Time Warner Cable

Kathleen Francis

Women in Sports and Events - WISE

Stephanie Druley

Sr VP Production College Networks, ESPN

John Skipper

Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks & President, ESPN

Ruthie Bolton

Rosalyn Durant

VP College Sports Programming, ESPN

Maria Shriver

MOS Enterprises

Nickole Raymond

IMG

Kerri Walsh

Sarah Robb O'Hagan

PRESIDENT, EQUINOX

Sanya Richards-Ross

EAG Sports Management

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Allison Leahy

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Mimi Griffin

MSG Promotions

Sue Rodin

Stars & Strategies, Inc.

Melanne Verveer

Partner, Seneca Point Global

Lee Ann Daly

@leeanndaly

Therese Steiner

Therese Steiner Consulting

MICHELLE WAZLAWEK

Enterprise Holdings

Cindy Freed

VP Sales Communications, ESPN

Paul Hertel

Lindsey Jacobellis

Olympic snowboarder

Jackie Stasi

Ignited

Chris LaPlaca

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

Ashley Smeltzer

Red Bull

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Ann Meyers Drysdale

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

Leah LaPlaca

VP Talent Planning & Negotiations, ESPN

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Global Consumer & Brand Marketing, Facebook

Julie Moeller

Peg Moline

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Sarah Reinertsen

Challenged Athletes Foundation

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

Stefanie Dolson

Washington Mystics

Amy Huchthausen

America East Conference

Andy Walshe

Red Bull

Diane Cummins

Gabby Reece

Nefertiti Walker

Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Grace Kiraguri

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

Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

Britt Kahn

Talent ExecuBve, CONAN

Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks

Christine Plonsky

University of Texas

Donna Carpenter

Burton Snowboards

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Jessica Long

Paralympic swimmer and gold medalist

Elysa Walk

Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Lauren Stevenson

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

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

Summer Sanders

Blackline Media

Julie Juarez

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Kate Fagan

Writer, espnW

Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

CEO, Step Up

Kat Kirsch Alford

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Julie Foudy

espnW Talent, Soccer Commentator, Features Reporter and Host

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Lakey Peterson

Association of Surfing Professionals

Adriana Rizzo

Sr Director Mobile & Broadband Marketing, ESPN

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Tonya Antonucci

Chief Marketing Officer, Playworks

Jessica Mendoza

Olympic Gold Medalist & ESPN Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Isaac Hinds

HARDBODY

Patrick McClenahan

President and Chief ExecuBve Officer, 2015 Special Olympics World Games

Alana Nichols

Paralympic wheelchair basketball player and alpine skier

Lisa Strasman

NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Jill Brooks

Head to Head Consultants

Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Mehman Karimov

CEO, Sport For Development Public Union, Republic of Azerbaijan

Amanda Carmichael

Scoutware LLC & WISE Director of Mentorship

Lindsay Amstutz

FOX Sports Networks

Michele Foley

Natara Holloway

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

Minda Santiago Garvens

Lauren Loberg

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

Liesl Holtz

Oakley

Larry Scott

Pac-12 Conference

Dana Allen

Competitor Group

Lori LeBas

Sr VP Strategy & Business Operations, ESPN

Beth Bass

WBCA

Patricia Betron

SVP, Multimedia Sales, ESPN

max eisenbud

Senior Vice President IMG Tennis, IMG

Laura Desmond

CEO, Starcom MediaVest Group

Nicole Castrale

LPGA

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, National Hockey League

Greta Gaines

ARTIST

Caroline Andrew

MFA

Mary O'Connor

SVP, The Marketing Arm

Jane McManus

Writer, espnW

Megan Eisenhard

Learfield Sports

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

Chris Talbott

Microsoft

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Terri Burke

VP, Marketing & Business Development, Edwards Lifesciences

Michael Bayle

Elena Delle Donne

Chicago Sky

Andrea Chu

WTA

Lisa Stokes

Manager Talent Planning, ESPN

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Lindsay Colas

Wasserman Media Group

Adam Deutsch

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

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Kay Moore

Kerin Hempel

NYRR

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Ashley Koff, RD

dietitian, author, health & lifestyle contributor

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Langely McNeal

Pro Skier

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Gretchen Bleiler

Athlete

Kate Johnson

IMG Olympic Consulting

Luz Amuchastegui

El Desafio

Glenna Patton

SICKSPORTS

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Heather Scheer

Sr Director Business Affairs, ESPN

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Cindy Whitehead

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

Winter Vinecki

Athlete

Anucha Browne

Vice President of Women's Basketball Championships, NCAA

Carmelita Jeter

Track & field athlete, three-­?Bme Olympic medalist

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Julie McGlone

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

Amy Stanton

, Stanton & Company

Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

WISE

Megan Porteous

Digital Rotalty

Russell Wolff

ESPN International

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Brittney Griner

Phoenix Mercury

Don McPherson

Activist, Educator, College Football Hall of Famer

CEO, Step Up

Katie Raymond

JBL/Harman International

Kerry D. Chandler

Chief Human Resources Officer, Under Armour

Alicia McConnell

USOC

Jenna Mielnicki

NBA/WNBA

PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS

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.