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


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Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers


Heather Scheer

Sage Steele

SportsCenter Co-Host, ESPN

Karen Brodkin

President of Business Affairs, IMG

Val Ackerman

Former President, WNBA Commissioner, Big East Conference

Jessica Cassity

Diane Penny

Mo'ne Davis

Pitcher, Philadelphia Taney Dragons

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Britt Kahn

CONAN Talent Executive

Leslie Gittess

Julie Moeller

Lee Ann Daly

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Minda Santiago Garvens

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer

Gabby Reece

Beth Bass


Laura Desmond

Katie Richman

Director, Social Strategy & Product Development, espnW

Julie Juarez

Alana Glass

Morgan Flatley

VP Marketing Gatorade

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

John Lisko

Executive Communication Director Saatchi & Saatchi

Katie Raymond

Adriana Rizzo

Sloane Stephens

Cindy Timchal

Head Coach, United States Naval Academy

Grace Kiraguri

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

Jackie Stasi

Rob King

Senior Vice President, Editorial for ESPN Digital and Print Media

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Christine Plonsky

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

James Maas

, Sleep to Win!

Elena Delle Donne

Elena Hight

Allison Kallish

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Isaac Hinds

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Chris LaPlaca


Sarah Hirshland

Kate Fagan

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

Donald McPherson

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

Lindsay Colas

Nicole Castrale

LPGA Tour Player

Kathleen DeBoer

Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)

Marie Donoghue

ESPN executive vice president, global strategy and original content

Jill Brooks

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Therese Steiner

President and Founder of Therese Steiner Consulting

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Holly Campbell

Vice President, Marketing Communications for Enterprise Holdings

Michele Promaulayko

Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Health

Sue Enquist

Brittney Griner

Andy Walshe

Director of High Performance, Red Bull

Elly Deutch

Mary Wittenberg

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

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Kerry D. Chandler

Executive Vice President, Human Resources National Basketball Association

Tonya Cornileus

, ESPN Human Resources


Alicia McConnell

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

Russell Wolff


Katie Kotkins

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Vice President Phoenix Suns & Mercury, Phoenix Suns/Mercury

Amy Fuchs

Molly Barker

MSW, founded Girls on the Run

Chris McKendry

Commentator Co-Host Midday SportsCenter

Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Nancy Hubbell


Sue Hovey

Former VP and Executive Editor, ESPN The Magazine

Carmelita Jeter


John Walsh

EVP & Executive Editor, ESPN

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Erin Leyden

Producer, ESPN Films

Hilary Knight

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Julie Foudy


John Skipper

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

Sarah Reinertsen

American Athlete

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Diane Cummins

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Donna Carpenter

President, Burton Snowboards

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Consumer Marketing, Facebook

Keli Lee

Hannah Storm

ESPN Anchor

Lauren Stevenson

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

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Stefanie Dolson

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Henry Friedman

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

Lori LeBas

SVP Bus Ops, Sales and Marketing at ESPN

Gretchen Bleiler

Chloe Kim

Professional American Snowboarder

Glenna Patton

Michael Millay

Faith Popcorn

BrainReserve, founder and CEO

Sasha DiGiulian

Heidi Sandreuter

VP Women's Marketing, Under Armour

Amanda DeCastro

Communications Manager

Peg Moline

Hilary Shaev

Vice President, Marketing National Basketball Association

Lauren Loberg

Barb Lazarus

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

Jill Kinney

Marketing/Branded Entertainment at Gatorade

Lindsey Jacobellis

Snowboardcross Olympic Athlete

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Kacy Catanzaro

Michelle Kwan

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

Tiana B. Holt

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing National Hockey League

Tina Thornton

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Paul Hertel

Alex Mallen

Sport Chalet

Lisa Strasman

, NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Winter Vinecki

Megan Eisenhard

Amy Jo Martin

Founder and CEO of Digital Royalty

Kerin Hempel

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

Katie Mundell

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

Laurie Orlando

Senior Vice President, Talent Development & Planning

Nickole Raymond

Kristine Lilly

Retired American Soccer Player

Sarah Robb O'Hagan


Julie Eddleman

NA Brand Operations Marketing Director

Lakey Peterson

Professional Women’s Surfer/ASP World Ranking #7

Michael Bayle

Mehman Karimov

Amy Purdy

Paralympic Athlete

Tonya Antonucci

Cindy Whitehead

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

Terri Burke

Lindsay Amstutz

, FOX Sports Networks

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier & Olympic Hopeful

Jessica Mendoza

ESPN Sideline Reporter and Studio Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Allison Leahy

Amy Huchthausen

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Anucha Browne

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Emily Greener

Co-Founder and Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Jane McManus

Megan Porteous

Oakley Sports Marketing Manager

Joanna Rice

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

Greta Gaines

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Ashley Koff, RD

Celebrity Dietitian, Author, Health and Lifestyle Contributor

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Tracey Black

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Summer Sanders

Olympic Swimmer and Television Personality

Carol Stiff


Dana Allen

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Janet Evans

Olympic Swimmer

Alana Nichols

Paralymic Athlete, Wheelchair Basketball

Porter Littlepage

Kate Johnson

Ruthie Bolton

Kay Moore

Nancy Major

Langely McNeal

Kerri Walsh

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Patricia Betron


Nefertiti Walker

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Mary O'Connor

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

Kathryn Olson

Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Sports Foundation

Jessica Long

Taylor Townsend

Professional Tennis Player

Sharon Byers

SVP, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cola North America

Judy Sweet

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

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Patricia Phillips


Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sports Business Management Program

Maria Shriver

John Kosner


Larry Scott

Joy Russo

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Kathleen Behrens

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

Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Mimi Griffin

President & CEO, MSG Promotions, Inc.

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Adriana Becerra

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Danielle Summers

Senior Business Operations Coordinator, ESPN

Michele Foley

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician

Leah LaPlaca

Christina King

Shamila Kohestani

Former Captain of the Afghan women’s national soccer team

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

Elysa Walk

General Manager, Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Jeremy Schaap

Andrea Chu

Nishima Chudasama

Associate Producer and Campaign Production Manager at Girl Rising

Julie McGlone

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

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Cindy Freed

Vice President, Sales Marketing

Christine Godleski


Stephanie Druley

Vice President, Production

Kat Kirsch Alford

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Amanda Heaton

Sue Rodin

Patrick McClenahan

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

Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Caroline Andrew

Vice President of Mfa Marketing and Communications

Natara Holloway

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

Adam Deutsch

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

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Rosalyn Durant

Liesl Holtz

Global Women's Sports Marketing Manager at Oakley

Melanne Verveer

Partner, Seneca Point Global

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks

Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Luz Amuchastegui

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

Amanda Carmichael

Jenna Mielnicki

Chris Talbott

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Rose Smith

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Kathleen Francis

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

Ashley Smeltzer

Athlete Marketing Coordinator at Red Bull North America

Matthew Weeks

Sanya Richards-Ross

4-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Lisa Stokes

Senior Talent Producer, ESPN

Ibtihaj Muhammad

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

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby, Youth Development Manager

Chelsie Stegemiller


sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

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.