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

ATTENDEE BIOS

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Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers

Rosalyn Durant

VP College Sports Programming, ESPN

Jackie Stasi

Ignited

Tina Thornton

VP Production & Multimedia Intergration & Management Ops, ESPN

Christine Plonsky

University of Texas

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Therese Steiner

Therese Steiner Consulting

Patricia Phillips

NACWAA CEO

Stefanie Dolson

Washington Mystics

Amy Huchthausen

America East Conference

Sarah Reinertsen

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Val Ackerman

Commissioner, Big East Commissioner

Terri Burke

VP, Marketing & Business Development, Edwards Lifesciences

Sue Rodin

Stars & Strategies, Inc.

Nickole Raymond

IMG

Barb Lazarus

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

Sage Steele

NBA Countdown Host, Sports Center Co-Host

Natara Holloway

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

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Alex Mallen

WISE

Leah LaPlaca

VP Talent Planning & Negotiations, ESPN

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Hilary Knight

Athlete

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

WISE

Cindy Whitehead

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

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Lindsey Jacobellis

Olympic snowboarder

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Chelsie Stegemiller

Red Bull

Gabby Reece

Kathleen Francis

Women in Sports and Events - WISE

Lakey Peterson

Association of Surfing Professionals

Jessica Mendoza

Olympic Gold Medalist & ESPN Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Adriana Becerra

, Director, FOX Media Services

Lindsay Colas

Wasserman Media Group

Laura Desmond

CEO, Starcom MediaVest Group

Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Isaac Hinds

HARDBODY

Kat Kirsch Alford

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Cindy Timchal

Naval Academy

Leslie Gittess

CEO/Blue Sky Media

Allison Leahy

Ashley Smeltzer

Red Bull

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Jill Brooks

Head to Head Consultants

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Sanya Richards-Ross

EAG Sports Management

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Olympic sabre fencer

Nicole Castrale

LPGA

Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks

Lisa Stokes

Manager Talent Planning, ESPN

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

Janet Evans

Olympian

Danielle Summers

espnW

Keli Lee

ABC Entertainment Group

Mo'ne Davis

Athlete

Katie Raymond

JBL/Harman International

Marie Donoghue

EVP Global Business Strategy & Original Content, ESPN

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Kerin Hempel

NYRR

Michelle Kwan

Analyst, Fox Sports, reBred figure skater, Olympic medalist

Tonya Antonucci

Chief Marketing Officer, Playworks

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

John Skipper

Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks & President, ESPN

Elena Hight

Pro Snowboarder

Chris LaPlaca

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Julie Foudy

espnW Talent, Soccer Commentator, Features Reporter and Host

Holly Campbell

Enterprise

Kathleen Behrens

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

Melanne Verveer

Partner, Seneca Point Global

Carol Stiff

Vice President Content Program & Integration, espnW

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Susan Cohig

National Hockey League

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Sasha DiGiulian

Athlete

Allison Kallish

SMG

Carmelita Jeter

Track & field athlete, three-­?Bme Olympic medalist

Lindsay Amstutz

FOX Sports Networks

Heather Scheer

Sr Director Business Affairs, ESPN

Mehman Karimov

CEO, Sport For Development Public Union, Republic of Azerbaijan

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Kate Johnson

IMG Olympic Consulting

Stephanie Druley

Sr VP Production College Networks, ESPN

Sloane Stephens

Professional tennis player

Glenna Patton

SICKSPORTS

Mary O'Connor

SVP, The Marketing Arm

Kathleen DeBoer

American Volleyball Coaches Association

Donna Carpenter

Burton Snowboards

Brittney Griner

Phoenix Mercury

Sarah Robb O'Hagan

PRESIDENT, EQUINOX

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Julie Juarez

Nefertiti Walker

Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Kerri Walsh

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

EAG Sports Management

Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Ruthie Bolton

Amanda Heaton

Columbia Sportswear

John Kosner

EVP Digital and Print Media, ESPN

Larry Scott

Pac-12 Conference

Lisa Strasman

NCSA Athletic Recruiting

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Luz Amuchastegui

El Desafio

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Chris McKendry

SportsCenter anchor, ESPN

Liesl Holtz

Oakley

Mary Wittenberg

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

Jessica Cassity

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Caroline Andrew

MFA

Elysa Walk

Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Andrea Chu

WTA

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Chris Talbott

Microsoft

Megan Eisenhard

Learfield Sports

Hilary Shaev

WNBA

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier

Nishima Chudasama

Girl Rising

Jenna Mielnicki

NBA/WNBA

Judy Sweet

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

Tiana B. Holt

Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Britt Kahn

Talent ExecuBve, CONAN

Maria Shriver

MOS Enterprises

Jane McManus

Writer, espnW

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Lauren Stevenson

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

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer II, ESPN

Beth Bass

WBCA

Tonya Cornileus

ESPN Human Resources

Megan Porteous

Digital Rotalty

Nancy Hubbell

LEXUS PRESTIGE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Russell Wolff

ESPN International

Molly Barker

Founder, Girls on the Run

Amy Fuchs

Time Warner Cable

Alicia McConnell

USOC

Jeremy Schaap

Bureau Reporter, ESPN

Julie Moeller

Minda Santiago Garvens

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports

Shamila Kohestani

Former captain, Afghan women's naBonal soccer team

Katie Mundell

Oakley

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Henry Friedman

, Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Kay Moore

Patrick McClenahan

President and Chief ExecuBve Officer, 2015 Special Olympics World Games

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Nancy Major

Orthopedic Radiology

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Langely McNeal

Pro Skier

Emily Greener

Co-­Founder & Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Lauren Loberg

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

Amy Stanton

, Stanton & Company

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Summer Sanders

Blackline Media

Anucha Browne

Vice President of Women's Basketball Championships, NCAA

Ann Meyers Drysdale

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

Michele Promaulayko

Yahoo

John Lisko

Executive Communications Director, Saatchi & Saatchi LA

Morgan Flatley

Gatorade

Sue Enquist

Sue Enquist Coaching, LLC/UCLA

Lee Ann Daly

@leeanndaly

Kristine Lilly

Retired soccer player, World Cup and Olympic gold medalist

Winter Vinecki

Athlete

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Taylor Townsend

Professional tennis player

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Christine Godleski

COO, WNBA

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Laurie Orlando

Sr VP Talent Planning and Development, ESPN

Jessica Long

Paralympic swimmer and gold medalist

Lori LeBas

Sr VP Strategy & Business Operations, ESPN

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Grace Kiraguri

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

Julie McGlone

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

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Global Consumer & Brand Marketing, Facebook

Rob King

Sr VP SportsCenter & News, ESPN

Amy Jo Martin

Digital Royalty Inc.

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Don McPherson

Activist, Educator, College Football Hall of Famer

Erin Leyden

ESPN Films

Adam Deutsch

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

Michele Foley

Kate Fagan

Writer, espnW

Mimi Griffin

MSG Promotions

Amy Purdy

US Paralympic snowboarder, spokesperson

Diane Cummins

Cindy Freed

VP Sales Communications, ESPN

Michael Bayle

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

James Maas

Sleep to Win!

Alana Nichols

Paralympic wheelchair basketball player and alpine skier

Katie Kotkins

Cycle for Survival

Adriana Rizzo

Sr Director Mobile & Broadband Marketing, ESPN

Julie Eddleman

Director-Client Service, Google

MICHELLE WAZLAWEK

Enterprise Holdings

Alana Glass

Contributor, Forbes SportsMoney

Greta Gaines

ARTIST

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Elena Delle Donne

Chicago Sky

Kerry D. Chandler

Chief Human Resources Officer, Under Armour

Dana Allen

Competitor Group

Ashley Koff, RD

dietitian, author, health & lifestyle contributor

Sharon Byers

SVP Coca-Cola North America

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Amanda Carmichael

Scoutware LLC & WISE Director of Mentorship

Gretchen Bleiler

Athlete

Peg Moline

Chloe Kim

Snowboarder, Snowboarder from the US

Paul Hertel

Andy Walshe

Red Bull

Hannah Storm

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

Patricia Betron

SVP, Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Karen Brodkin

IMG Worldwide

Faith Popcorn

Founder & CEO, Brain Reserve, Author

Christina King

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.