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


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Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers

James Maas

Sleep to Win!

Hannah Storm

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

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Mimi Griffin

MSG Promotions

Tonya Antonucci

Chief Marketing Officer, Playworks

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Nefertiti Walker

Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Lindsey Jacobellis

Olympic snowboarder

Marie Donoghue

EVP Global Business Strategy & Original Content, ESPN

Donna Carpenter

Burton Snowboards

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Lauren Loberg

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

Danielle Summers


Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks

Michael Bayle

Kristine Lilly

Retired soccer player, World Cup and Olympic gold medalist

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Carmelita Jeter

Track & field athlete, three-­?Bme Olympic medalist

Natara Holloway

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

Christine Plonsky

University of Texas

Leah LaPlaca

VP Talent Planning & Negotiations, ESPN

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Dana Allen

Competitor Group

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Olympic sabre fencer

Nancy Major

Orthopedic Radiology

Lee Ann Daly


Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Kathleen Francis

Women in Sports and Events - WISE

Ann Meyers Drysdale

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

Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Holly Campbell


Kathleen DeBoer

American Volleyball Coaches Association

Megan Porteous

Digital Rotalty

Minda Santiago Garvens

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Jessica Mendoza

Olympic Gold Medalist & ESPN Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Laurie Orlando

Sr VP Talent Planning and Development, ESPN

Elena Delle Donne

Chicago Sky

Adam Deutsch

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

Jenni Luke

CEO, Step Up

Alana Glass

Contributor, Forbes SportsMoney

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Kerri Walsh

Summer Sanders

Blackline Media

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Lori LeBas

Sr VP Strategy & Business Operations, ESPN

Therese Steiner

Therese Steiner Consulting

Sasha DiGiulian


Amy Fuchs

Time Warner Cable

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Karen Brodkin

IMG Worldwide

Nishima Chudasama

Girl Rising

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

Megan Eisenhard

Learfield Sports

Kathleen Behrens

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

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Lauren Stevenson

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

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Julie McGlone

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

Peg Moline

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Emily Greener

Co-­Founder & Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Stephanie Druley

Sr VP Production College Networks, ESPN

Amanda Heaton

Columbia Sportswear

Julie Moeller

Stefanie Dolson

Washington Mystics

Melanne Verveer

Partner, Seneca Point Global

Judy Sweet

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

Beth Bass


Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Russell Wolff

ESPN International

Luz Amuchastegui

El Desafio

Sharon Byers

SVP Coca-Cola North America

Sarah Reinertsen

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Sage Steele

NBA Countdown Host, Sports Center Co-Host

Michele Foley

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Alicia McConnell


Laura Desmond

CEO, Starcom MediaVest Group

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Paul Hertel

Amy Purdy

US Paralympic snowboarder, spokesperson

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Kerry D. Chandler

Chief Human Resources Officer, Under Armour

Hilary Knight


Amy Stanton

, Stanton & Company

Patrick McClenahan

President and Chief ExecuBve Officer, 2015 Special Olympics World Games

Don McPherson

Activist, Educator, College Football Hall of Famer

Faith Popcorn

Founder & CEO, Brain Reserve, Author

Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier

Adriana Rizzo

Sr Director Mobile & Broadband Marketing, ESPN

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Britt Kahn

Talent ExecuBve, CONAN

Julie Juarez

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

CEO, Step Up

Kerin Hempel


Chloe Kim

Snowboarder, Snowboarder from the US

John Lisko

Executive Communications Director, Saatchi & Saatchi LA

Caroline Andrew


Brittney Griner

Phoenix Mercury

John Kosner

EVP Digital and Print Media, ESPN

Gretchen Bleiler


Nickole Raymond


Winter Vinecki


Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Jessica Cassity

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Christine Godleski


Liesl Holtz


Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Andy Walshe

Red Bull

Morgan Flatley


Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Andrea Chu


Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Chris LaPlaca


Cindy Timchal

Naval Academy

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Cindy Freed

VP Sales Communications, ESPN

Katie Mundell


Anucha Browne

Vice President of Women's Basketball Championships, NCAA

Jessica Long

Paralympic swimmer and gold medalist

Sloane Stephens

Professional tennis player

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Sanya Richards-Ross

EAG Sports Management

Cindy Whitehead

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

Langely McNeal

Pro Skier

Isaac Hinds


Glenna Patton


Sanya Richards-Ross

EAG Sports Management

Katie Raymond

JBL/Harman International

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Tiana B. Holt

Heather Scheer

Sr Director Business Affairs, ESPN

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Ashley Smeltzer

Red Bull

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Barb Lazarus

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

Adriana Becerra

, Director, FOX Media Services

Elena Hight

Pro Snowboarder

Elysa Walk

Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Ruthie Bolton

Alex Mallen


Sarah Robb O'Hagan


Mary O'Connor

SVP, The Marketing Arm

Rob King

Sr VP SportsCenter & News, ESPN

Julie Foudy

espnW Talent, Soccer Commentator, Features Reporter and Host

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Amy Huchthausen

America East Conference

Patricia Phillips


Christina King

Gabby Reece

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports

Kat Kirsch Alford

Molly Barker

Founder, Girls on the Run

Sue Enquist

Sue Enquist Coaching, LLC/UCLA

Terri Burke

VP, Marketing & Business Development, Edwards Lifesciences

Kay Moore

Keli Lee

ABC Entertainment Group

John Skipper

Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks & President, ESPN

Nancy Hubbell


Mary Wittenberg

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

Amy Jo Martin

Digital Royalty Inc.

Larry Scott

Pac-12 Conference

Chris Talbott


Julie Eddleman

Director-Client Service, Google

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Lakey Peterson

Association of Surfing Professionals

Michele Promaulayko


Jeremy Schaap

Bureau Reporter, ESPN

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Maria Shriver

MOS Enterprises

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Shamila Kohestani

Former captain, Afghan women's naBonal soccer team

Jackie Stasi


Patricia Betron

SVP, Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Alana Nichols

Paralympic wheelchair basketball player and alpine skier

Lisa Stokes

Manager Talent Planning, ESPN

Kate Johnson

IMG Olympic Consulting

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby

Erin Leyden

ESPN Films

Katie Kotkins

Cycle for Survival

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Grace Kiraguri

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

Mo'ne Davis


Taylor Townsend

Professional tennis player

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Global Consumer & Brand Marketing, Facebook

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, National Hockey League

Henry Friedman

, Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Hilary Shaev


Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol


Lindsay Colas

Wasserman Media Group

Mehman Karimov

CEO, Sport For Development Public Union, Republic of Azerbaijan

Lisa Strasman

NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer II, ESPN

Allison Leahy

Michelle Kwan

Analyst, Fox Sports, reBred figure skater, Olympic medalist

Kate Fagan

Writer, espnW

Leslie Gittess

CEO/Blue Sky Media

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Amanda Carmichael

Scoutware LLC & WISE Director of Mentorship


Enterprise Holdings

Sue Rodin

Stars & Strategies, Inc.

max eisenbud

Senior Vice President IMG Tennis, IMG

Jenna Mielnicki


Tonya Cornileus

ESPN Human Resources

Jill Brooks

Head to Head Consultants

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Tina Thornton

VP Production & Multimedia Intergration & Management Ops, ESPN

Nicole Castrale


Rosalyn Durant

VP College Sports Programming, ESPN

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Chelsie Stegemiller

Red Bull

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Allison Kallish


Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Greta Gaines


Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

Jenni Luke

CEO, Step Up

Carol Stiff

Vice President Content Program & Integration, espnW

Lindsay Amstutz

FOX Sports Networks

Diane Cummins

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Val Ackerman

Commissioner, Big East Commissioner

Ashley Koff, RD

dietitian, author, health & lifestyle contributor

Jane McManus

Writer, espnW

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Chris McKendry

SportsCenter anchor, ESPN


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.