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


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Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers


Emily Greener

Co-Founder and Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Sue Enquist

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

Christina King

Andy Walshe

Director of High Performance, Red Bull

Cindy Timchal

Head Coach, United States Naval Academy

Ashley Smeltzer

Athlete Marketing Coordinator at Red Bull North America

Lee Ann Daly

Julie Foudy

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

Amanda Carmichael

Sarah Robb O'Hagan


Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing National Hockey League

Molly Barker

MSW, founded Girls on the Run

Karen Brodkin

President of Business Affairs, IMG

Porter Littlepage

Carolyn Feinstein

Senior Vice President, Global Acquisition Marketing Electronic Arts

Cindy Freed

Vice President, Sales Marketing

Kristine Lilly

Retired American Soccer Player

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Rosalyn Durant

Nickole Raymond

Sharon Byers

SVP, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cola North America

Julie Juarez

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby, Youth Development Manager

Tonya Cornileus


Lauren Loberg

Adriana Rizzo

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Therese Steiner

President and Founder of Therese Steiner Consulting

Shamila Kohestani

Former Captain of the Afghan women’s national soccer team

Judy Sweet

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

Michele Foley

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Lauren Stevenson

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

Isaac Hinds

Tracey Black

Jessica Cassity

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Katie Kotkins

Alana Nichols

Paralymic Athlete, Wheelchair Basketball

Amy Jo Martin

Founder and CEO of Digital Royalty

Natara Holloway

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

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Elena Hight

Danielle Summers

Senior Business Operations Coordinator, ESPN

Lindsay Amstutz

Vice President of Marketing for FOX Sports Regional Sports Networks

Julie McGlone

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

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO of the Women’s Tennis Association

Gretchen Bleiler

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Dana Allen

Mary O'Connor

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

Joanna Rice

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

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Kelly Hampton

Nefertiti Walker

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier & Olympic Hopeful

Gabby Reece

Andrea Berry


Katie Raymond

Matthew Weeks

Summer Sanders

Olympic Swimmer and Television Personality

Carmelita Jeter


Adam Deutsch

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

Luz Amuchastegui

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

Allison Kallish

Holly Campbell

Vice President, Marketing Communications for Enterprise Holdings

Heather Scheer

Chelsie Stegemiller

John Lisko

Executive Communication Director Saatchi & Saatchi

Faith Popcorn

BrainReserve, founder and CEO

Patrick McClenahan

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

Hilary Knight

Lakey Peterson

Professional Women’s Surfer/ASP World Ranking #7

Kathryn Olson

Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Sports Foundation

Tiana B. Holt

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Jenna Mielnicki

Lisa Stokes

Senior Talent Producer, ESPN

Laurie Orlando

Senior Vice President, Talent Development & Planning

Rose Smith

Julie Moeller

Sage Steele

SportsCenter Co-Host, ESPN

Amanda Heaton

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Nishima Chudasama

Associate Producer and Campaign Production Manager at Girl Rising

Sloane Stephens

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Jeremy Schaap

Russell Wolff


Jill Brooks

Diane Penny

Anucha Browne

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Jodi Markley


Adriana Becerra

Lindsay Kagawa Colas

Whitney Williams

Founder & CEO, williamsworks

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Kathleen Behrens

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

Marie Donoghue

ESPN executive vice president, global strategy and original content

Carrie A Brzezinski

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Melanne Verveer

Kate Fagan

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

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Consumer Marketing, Facebook

Leslie Gittess

Tina Thornton

Ashley Koff, RD

Celebrity Dietitian, Author, Health and Lifestyle Contributor

Nancy Hubbell


Jane McManus

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Alana Glass

Elysa Walk

General Manager, Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Janet Evans

Olympic Swimmer

Jessica Mendoza

Athlete, Olympic Gold Medalist

Caroline Andrew

Vice President of Mfa Marketing and Communications

Stefanie Dolson

Lori LeBas

SVP Bus Ops, Sales and Marketing at ESPN

Britt Kahn

CONAN Talent Executive

Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

Sarah Reinertsen

American Athlete

Jill Kinney

Marketing/Branded Entertainment at Gatorade

Glenna Patton

Joy Russo

Langely McNeal

Sue Rodin

Christine Plonsky

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Amy Purdy

Paralympic Athlete

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Larry Scott

Sanya Richards-Ross

4-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Nancy Major

Katie Richman

Director, Social Strategy & Product Development, espnW

Alicia McConnell

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

Chris McKendry

Commentator Co-Host Midday SportsCenter

Greta Gaines

Diane Cummins

Kat Kirsch Alford

Julie Eddleman

NA Brand Operations Marketing Director

Amy Fuchs

Keli Lee

Michele Promaulayko

Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Health

Patricia Phillips


Minda Santiago Garvens

Laura Gentile

Vice President, espnW

John Skipper

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

Erin Leyden

Producer, ESPN Films

Kathleen DeBoer

Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)

Sasha DiGiulian

Kerri Walsh

Terri Burke

Amy Stanton

Founder & CEO, Stanton & Company, LLC

Maria Shriver

James Maas

CEO, Sleep for Success! & Sleep to Win!

Mimi Griffin

President & CEO, MSG Promotions, Inc.

Carol Stiff


Kay Moore

Leah LaPlaca

Alex Mallen

Sport Chalet

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer

Amy Huchthausen

Mo'ne Davis

Pitcher, Philadelphia Taney Dragons

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Chris Talbott

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Michelle Kwan

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

Chris LaPlaca


Winter Vinecki

Laura Desmond

Sue Hovey

Former VP and Executive Editor, ESPN The Magazine

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Vice President, Phoenix Mercury Vice President, Phoenix Suns

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Hannah Storm

ESPN Anchor

Ibtihaj Muhammad

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

Amanda DeCastro

Communications Manager

Mary Wittenberg

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

Beth Bass


Brittney Griner

Kathleen Francis

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

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

John Kosner


Megan Porteous

Oakley Sports Marketing Manager

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Henry Friedman

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

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician

Lindsey Jacobellis

Snowboardcross Olympic Athlete

Cindy Whitehead

Lisa Strasman

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, EY

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Peg Moline

Paul Hertel


Michael Millay

Kerin Hempel

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

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Stephanie Druley

Vice President, Production

Rob King

Senior Vice President, Editorial for ESPN Digital and Print Media

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sports Business Management Program

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Liesl Holtz

Global Women's Sports Marketing Manager at Oakley

Elly Deutch

Christine Godleski

Chief Operating Officer of the Women's National Basketball Association

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Tonya Antonucci

Katie Mundell

Donna Carpenter

President, Burton Snowboards

Val Ackerman

Former President, WNBA Commissioner, Big East Conference

Mehman Karimov

Marcia Keegan

Taylor Townsend

Professional Tennis Player

Patricia Betron

Senior Vice President, Multimedia Sales

Sarah Hirshland

Sara Gotfredson

Sr. Director, ESPN Customer Marketing & Sales

Allison Leahy

Kerry D. Chandler

Executive Vice President, Human Resources National Basketball Association

Megan Eisenhard

Donald McPherson

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

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Jackie Stasi

Barb Lazarus

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

Kate Johnson

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Elena Delle Donne

Andrea Chu

Jessica Long

Hilary Shaev

Vice President, Marketing National Basketball Association

Grace Kiraguri

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

John Walsh


Morgan Flatley

VP Marketing Gatorade

Michael Bayle


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.