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

ATTENDEE BIOS

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Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers

Play

Michelle Kwan

Analyst, Fox Sports, reBred figure skater, Olympic medalist

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Laura Desmond

CEO, Starcom MediaVest Group

Jackie Stasi

Ignited

MICHELLE WAZLAWEK

Enterprise Holdings

Patrick McClenahan

President and Chief ExecuBve Officer, 2015 Special Olympics World Games

Maria Shriver

MOS Enterprises

Henry Friedman

Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Winter Vinecki

Athlete

Grace Kiraguri

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

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Chris Talbott

Microsoft

Faith Popcorn

Founder & CEO, Brain Reserve, Author

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Minda Santiago Garvens

Katie Raymond

JBL/Harman International

Hannah Storm

ESPN

Ashley Smeltzer

Red Bull

Terri BURKE

VP, Marketing & Business Development, Edwards Lifesciences

Alicia McConnell

USOC

Diane Penny

Amy Huchthausen

America East Conference

Adriana Rizzo

Amy Jo Martin

Digital Royalty Inc.

Morgan Flatley

Gatorade

Sage Steele

SportsCenter

John Lisko

Saatchi & Saatchi LA

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Alana Nichols

Paralympic wheelchair basketball player and alpine skier

Isaac Hinds

HARDBODY

Michael Millay

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Nicole Castrale

LPGA

Sarah Robb O'Hagan

PRESIDENT, EQUINOX, KEY NOTE SPEAKER

Julie Eddleman

P&G

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Emily Greener

Co-­Founder & Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Elena Delle Donne

Chicago Sky

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

WISE

Jeremy Schaap

ESPN

Natara Holloway

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

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Ashley Koff, RD

dietitian, author, health & lifestyle contributor

Lori LeBas

ESPN

Shamila Kohestani

Former captain, Afghan women's naBonal soccer team

Matthew Weeks

Sarah Hirshland

Kerry D. Chandler

NBA

Sarah Reinertsen

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Lee Ann Daly

@leeanndaly

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Andrea Chu

WTA

Gabby Reece

Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Joy Russo

Susan Cohig

National Hockey League

Rose Smith

Amanda Carmichael

Scoutware LLC & WISE Director of Mentorship

Kay Moore

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Holly Campbell

Enterprise

Allison Leahy

Nefertiti Walker

Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Anucha Browne

NCAA

Rosalyn Durant

ESPN

Kathleen Behrens

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

Megan Eisenhard

Learfield Sports

Langely McNeal

Pro Skier

Katie Kotkins

Cycle for Survival

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

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

Heidi Sandreuter

VP Women's Marketing, Under Armour

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Alex Mallen

WISE

Jill Kinney

Gatorade/PepsiCo

Tiana B. Holt

Erin Leyden

ESPN Films

John Walsh

EVP & Executive Editor, ESPN

Tonya Antonucci

Chief Marketing Officer, Playworks

Amanda DeCastro

ESPN

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Larry Scott

Pac-12 Conference

Sloane Stephens

Professional tennis player

Julie Juarez

Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks

Chris McKendry

SportsCenter anchor, ESPN

Christina King

Stephanie Druley

ESPN

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Patricia Phillips

NACWAA CEO

Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Laurie Orlando

ESPN

Beth Bass

WBCA

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Glenna Patton

SICKSPORTS

Christine Godleski

COO, WNBA

Mehman Karimov

CEO, Sport For Development Public Union, Republic of Azerbaijan

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Tracey Black

Sue Rodin

Stars & Strategies, Inc.

Tonya Cornileus

ESPN Human Resources

Kerri Walsh

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Patricia Betron

SVP, ESPN, ESPN

Christine Plonsky

University of Texas

Britt Kahn

Talent ExecuBve, CONAN

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Chris LaPlaca

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Sanya Richards-Ross

EAG Sports Management

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Caroline Andrew

MFA

Julie McGlone

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

Christine Driessen

ESPN

Kathryn Olson

Women's Sports Foundation

Taylor Townsend

Professional tennis player

Sue Hovey

ESPN Magazine

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby

Jessica Cassity

Kerin Hempel

NYRR

Katie Richman

Director, Social Strategy & Product Development, espnW

Ann Meyers Drysdale

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

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Amanda Heaton

Columbia Sportswear

Lisa Strasman

NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Nancy Major

Orthopedic Radiology

Porter Littlepage

espnW

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports

Paul Hertel

Amy Purdy

US Paralympic snowboarder, spokesperson

Barb Lazarus

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

Stefanie Dolson

Washington Mystics

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Brittney Griner

Phoenix Mercury

Marie Donoghue

ESPN

Allison Kallish

SMG

Jill Brooks

Head to Head Consultants

Greta Gaines

ARTIST

Adam Deutsch

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

Cindy Whitehead

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

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

John Skipper

ESPN

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

James Maas

Sleep to Win!

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Molly Barker

Founder, Girls on the Run

Rob King

ESPN

Gretchen Bleiler

Athlete

Cindy Freed

ESPN

Lindsay Colas

Wasserman Media Group

Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Olympic sabre fencer

Alana Glass

Contributor, Forbes SportsMoney

Dana Allen

Competitor Group

Kristine Lilly

Retired soccer player, World Cup and Olympic gold medalist

Jane McManus

espnW

Amy Fuchs

Time Warner Cable

Russell Wolff

ESPN International

Kathleen Francis

Women in Sports and Events - WISE

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Mo'ne Davis

lakeisha mclean

Danielle Summers

espnW

Cindy Timchal

Naval Academy

Andy Walshe

Red Bull

Megan Porteous

Digital Rotalty

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier

Karen Brodkin

IMG Worldwide

Lindsey Jacobellis

Olympic snowboarder

Carol Stiff

VP espnW, ESPN

Jessica Mendoza

ESPN Sideline Reporter and Studio Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Elysa Walk

Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Donna Carpenter

Burton Snowboards

Mimi Griffin

MSG Promotions

Lakey Peterson

Association of Surfing Professionals

Sharon Byers

SVP Coca-Cola North America

Chelsie Stegemiller

Red Bull

Valerie Gordon

ESPN

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Mary O'Connor

The Marketing Arm

Lindsay Amstutz

FOX Sports Networks

Joanna Rice

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

Luz Amuchastegui

El Desafio

Val Ackerman

Big EAST

Sue Enquist

Sue Enquist Coaching, LLC/UCLA

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Lauren Stevenson

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

Therese Steiner

Therese Steiner Consulting

Leah LaPlaca

ESPN

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Hilary Knight

Athlete

Tina Thornton

ESPN

Melanne Verveer

Partner, Seneca Point Global

Lisa Stokes

ESPN

Ruthie Bolton

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Global Consumer & Brand Marketing, Facebook

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

John Kosner

ESPN

Kat Kirsch Alford

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Michael Bayle

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Elena Hight

Pro Snowboarder

Sasha DiGiulian

Athlete

Diane Cummins

Lauren Loberg

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

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

Chloe Kim

Snowboarder, Snowboarder from the US

Adriana Becerra

Director, FOX Media Services

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Michele Foley

Heather Scheer

Katie Mundell

Oakley

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Janet Evans

Olympian

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Kacy Catanzaro

Nancy Hubbell

LEXUS PRESTIGE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Peg Moline

Nickole Raymond

IMG

Kate Johnson

IMG Olympic Consulting

Liesl Holtz

Oakley

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Hilary Shaev

WNBA

Mary Wittenberg

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

Nishima Chudasama

Girl Rising

Kate Fagan

ESPN

Leslie Gittess

CEO/Blue Sky Media

Carmelita Jeter

Track & field athlete, three-­?Bme Olympic medalist

Jessica Long

Paralympic swimmer and gold medalist

Elly Deutch

Keli Lee

ABC Entertainment Group

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Jenna Mielnicki

NBA/WNBA

Kathleen DeBoer

American Volleyball Coaches Association

Julie Moeller

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Don McPherson

Activist, Educator, College Football Hall of Famer

Julie Foudy

ESPN/ABC

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Summer Sanders

Blackline Media

Michele Promaulayko

Yahoo

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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.