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


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Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers


Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Britt Kahn

CONAN Talent Executive

Katie Mundell

Kat Kirsch Alford

Elysa Walk

General Manager, Giant Bicycle, Inc.

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

henry friedman

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

Lindsay Amstutz

Vice President of Marketing for FOX Sports Regional Sports Networks

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier & Olympic Hopeful

Allison Kallish

Michelle Kwan

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

Chelsie Stegemiller

Rosalyn Durant

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Julie Juarez

Isaac Hinds

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Alex Mallen

Sport Chalet

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Katie Kotkins

Alicia McConnell

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

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

Diane Penny

Kelly Hampton

Jessica Mendoza

Athlete, Olympic Gold Medalist

Natara Holloway

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

John Skipper

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

Tonya Antonucci

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Vice President, Phoenix Mercury Vice President, Phoenix Suns

Sara Frazier

Hannah Storm

ESPN Anchor

Russell Wolff


Karen Poole

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Grace Kiraguri

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

Marcia Keegan

Sharon Byers

SVP, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cola North America

Cherie Cohen

Vice President Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing National Hockey League

Nancy Major

Danielle Tiedt

Nefertiti Walker

Lauren Stevenson

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

Kathleen DeBoer

Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)

Marie Purvis

Sue Enquist

Lisa Strasman

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Laura Gentile

Vice President, espnW

Donna Carpenter

President, Burton Snowboards

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Kathleen Francis

President, Oasis Sports Ventures, LLC

Michael Millay

Christine Plonsky

Stephanie Druley

Vice President, Production

Ashley Koff, RD

Celebrity Dietitian, Author, Health and Lifestyle Contributor

Amy Jo Martin

Founder and CEO of Digital Royalty

Adriana Becerra

Andrea Chu

Nancy Hogshead-Makar

Circe Wallace

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Carol Stiff


Larry Scott

Porter Littlepage

Jodi Markley


Barb Lazarus

Owner and Founder of Game On!

Patricia Phillips


Tracey Black

Caroline Andrew

Vice President of Mfa Marketing and Communications

Carmelita Jeter


Janey Marks

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Diane Lamb

Vice President, Communications

Alana Glass

Summer Sanders

Olympic Swimmer and Television Personality

Alana Nichols

Paralymic Athlete, Wheelchair Basketball

Holly Campbell

Vice President, Marketing Communications for Enterprise Holdings

Lee Satterfield

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Professional and Cultural Exchanges

Keli Lee

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Mary O'Connor

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

Amy Stanton

Founder & CEO, Stanton & Company, LLC

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Paul Hertel

Allison Leahy

Sue Hovey

Former VP and Executive Editor, ESPN The Magazine

Aimee Crawford

Judy Sweet

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

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Ashley Smeltzer

Athlete Marketing Coordinator at Red Bull North America

Greta Gaines

Therese Steiner

President and Founder of Therese Steiner Consulting

Jenna Mielnicki

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby, Youth Development Manager

Tina Thornton

Emily Greener

Co-Founder and Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Amanda Heaton

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Leslie Gittess

Cindy Timchal

Head Coach, United States Naval Academy

Jill Kinney

Marketing/Branded Entertainment at Gatorade

Rob King

Senior Vice President, Editorial for ESPN Digital and Print Media

Erin Leyden

Producer, ESPN Films

Elena Hight

Jessica Long

Peg Moline

Liesl Holtz

Global Women's Sports Marketing Manager at Oakley

Nishima Chudasama

Associate Producer and Campaign Production Manager at Girl Rising

Lee Ann Daly

Diane Cummins

Rose Smith

Dina Gerson

Beth Bass


Mehman Karimov

Amanda DeCastro

Communications Manager

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Julie Eddleman

NA Brand Operations Marketing Director

Adam Deutsch

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

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sports Business Management Program

Patrick McClenahan

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

John Kosner


Kathleen Behrens

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

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Lakey Peterson

Professional Women’s Surfer/ASP World Ranking #7

Adam Silver

Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer National Basketball Association

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Adriana Rizzo

Carrie A Brzezinski

Katie Richman

Lydia Craver

Amy Fuchs

Abby Wambach

Sanya Richards-Ross

4-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Faith Popcorn

BrainReserve, founder and CEO

Matthew Weeks

Laura Desmond

Minda Santiago Garvens

Chris Talbott

Andrea Berry


Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Katie Raymond

Maureen Lindsey

Carolyn Feinstein

Senior Vice President, Global Acquisition Marketing Electronic Arts

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Terri Burke

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO of the Women’s Tennis Association

Christine Godleski

Chief Operating Officer of the Women's National Basketball Association

Chris McKendry

Commentator Co-Host Midday SportsCenter

Megan Porteous

Oakley Sports Marketing Manager

Lisa Stokes

Senior Talent Producer, ESPN

John Lisko

Executive Communication Director Saatchi & Saatchi

Chris LaPlaca


Kathryn Olson

Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Sports Foundation

Karen Brodkin

Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs FOX Sports Media Group

Donald McPherson

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

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Jane McManus

Tiana B. Holt

Taylor Townsend

Professional Tennis Player

Lauren Loberg

Eric Johnson

Executive Vice President, Multimedia Sales for ESPN Customer Marketing and Sales

Kay Moore

Laura Suchoski

Manager of Social Media, espnW

Morgan Flatley

VP Marketing Gatorade

Sarah Hirshland

Kerin Hempel

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

Molly Carter

Andrea Fairchild

Global Vice President of Sports Nutrition for Gatorade

Linda Cohn

Jill Brooks

Patricia Betron

Senior Vice President, Multimedia Sales

Lindsay Kagawa Colas

Lauren Cheney

Joanna Rice

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

Amy Huchthausen

Mimi Griffin

President & CEO, MSG Promotions, Inc.

Megan Eisenhard

Michele Foley

Christina King

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Nichole Smith

The Walt Disney Company

Jessica Cassity

Lori LeBas

SVP Bus Ops, Sales and Marketing at ESPN

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Danielle Summers

Senior Business Operations Coordinator, ESPN

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer

Val Ackerman

Former President, WNBA U.S. Representative, International Basketball Federation

Jill Frederickson

Sr. Coordinating Producer, ESPN

Dawn Scott

Michael Bayle

Kerri Walsh

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Anucha Browne

Luz Amuchastegui

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

Sloane Stephens

Gabby Reece

Shamila Kohestani

Former Captain of the Afghan women’s national soccer team

Ibtihaj Muhammad

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

Jackie MacMullan

Julie Foudy

Founder, Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy, Television Analyst and Reporter for ABC/ESPN

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician

Alex Morgan

Nickole Raymond

Amy Purdy

Paralympic Athlete

Kate Johnson

Jackie Stasi

Sue Rodin

Susanna Earnest

Laurel Richie

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Janet Evans

Olympic Swimmer

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Cindy Whitehead

Maggie Helm

Sr. Director, Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Joy Russo

Heather Scheer

Marie Donoghue

Sr VP Global Strategy, Business Development and Business Affairs, ESPN

Kristine Lilly

Retired American Soccer Player

Kevin Jackson

Tonya Cornileus


Rosa Gatti

Senior Vice President, Communications Counsel and Corporate Outreach, ESPN

Sara Gotfredson

Sr. Director, ESPN Customer Marketing & Sales

Julie McGlone

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

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Mary Wittenberg

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

John Walsh


Langely McNeal

Glenna Patton

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Hilary Shaev

Vice President, Marketing National Basketball Association

Amanda Carmichael

Kate Fagan

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

Dana Allen

Heather Mitts

Cindy Freed

Vice President, Sales Marketing

Kerry D. Chandler

Executive Vice President, Human Resources National Basketball Association

Elly Deutch

Sage Steele

SportsCenter Co-Host, ESPN

Sarah Robb O'Hagan

Julie Moeller

Molly Barker

MSW, founded Girls on the Run

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW SportsCenter Anchor, Chicago's ESPN 1000 Reporter, ESPNChicago.com


Nancy Hubbell


Marlene Bjornsrud

CEO and Co-Founder of the Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative (BAWSI)

Lindsey Jacobellis

Snowboardcross Olympic Athlete

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee


Sara Gotfredson

Sr. Director, ESPN Customer Marketing & Sales

Sara Gotfredson is Sr. Director, ESPN Customer Marketing & Sales. In this role, Ms. Gotfredson oversees all national advertising sales in the Bay Area, Pacific Northwest and Mountain West region and oversees the day to day operation of the San Francisco ESPN office. Her responsibilities include leading a multimedia sales team that provides national advertisers such as Nike, Microsoft, Visa, Electronic Arts, adidas, Visa and the like access to ESPNs premier media and marketing platforms and content including: 6 domestic cable television networks, ESPN.com, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN 3 broadband channel, and ESPN Mobile.

Ms. Gotfredson joined ESPN in February 2005 as an account executive and within 3 years was promoted to her current role. Prior to joining ESPN, she was a digital account executive with CBS Sportsline and prior to that, an inside sales executive at Red Herring Communications. Ms. Gotfredson received a masters degree in sports and fitness management and her bachelors degree in marketing from the University of San Francisco.

Ms. Gotfredson resides in San Francisco and is a member of the National Sports Marketing Network and the American Marketing Association. She enjoys skiing, golfing and sailing in her free time.