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

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Shamila Kohestani

Former Captain of the Afghan women’s national soccer team

Tiana B. Holt

Natara Holloway

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

Joy Russo

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Consumer Marketing, Facebook

Julie Moeller

Gretchen Bleiler

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing National Hockey League

Dana Allen

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Elysa Walk

General Manager, Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Summer Sanders

Olympic Swimmer and Television Personality

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Holly Campbell

Vice President, Marketing Communications for Enterprise Holdings

Julie McGlone

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

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Alicia McConnell

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

Cindy Freed

Vice President, Sales Marketing

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Danielle Summers

Senior Business Operations Coordinator, ESPN

Andrea Chu

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Nishima Chudasama

Associate Producer and Campaign Production Manager at Girl Rising

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Grace Kiraguri

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

Rosalyn Durant

Maria Shriver

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Faith Popcorn

BrainReserve, founder and CEO

Kathleen DeBoer

Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Minda Santiago Garvens

Caroline Andrew

Vice President of Mfa Marketing and Communications

Mary O'Connor

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

Rob King

Senior Vice President, Editorial for ESPN Digital and Print Media

Karen Brodkin

President of Business Affairs, IMG

Sharon Byers

SVP, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cola North America

Lindsay Colas

Chris Talbott

Jessica Cassity

Erin Leyden

Producer, ESPN Films

Tina Thornton

Christine Godleski

COO, WNBA

Megan Eisenhard

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Lindsay Amstutz

, FOX Sports Networks

John Skipper

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

Sanya Richards-Ross

4-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Jane McManus

Allison Leahy

Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Nickole Raymond

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Paul Hertel

Anucha Browne

Keli Lee

Taylor Townsend

Professional Tennis Player

Lisa Stokes

Senior Talent Producer, ESPN

Mary Wittenberg

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

Katie Kotkins

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Allison Kallish

Mimi Griffin

President & CEO, MSG Promotions, Inc.

Liesl Holtz

Global Women's Sports Marketing Manager at Oakley

Elena Hight

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer

Alana Nichols

Paralymic Athlete, Wheelchair Basketball

Adriana Becerra

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

Nancy Major

Chris McKendry

Commentator Co-Host Midday SportsCenter

Heidi Sandreuter

VP Women's Marketing, Under Armour

Marie Donoghue

ESPN executive vice president, global strategy and original content

Hilary Shaev

Vice President, Marketing National Basketball Association

Kathryn Olson

Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Sports Foundation

Jill Brooks

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Kay Moore

Amanda Heaton

Elly Deutch

Porter Littlepage

Sarah Reinertsen

American Athlete

Kacy Catanzaro

Matthew Weeks

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Chloe Kim

Professional American Snowboarder

Carmelita Jeter

THREE-TIME OLYMPIC MEDALIST TRACK & FIELD WORLD CHAMPION FASTEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Winter Vinecki

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Laura Desmond

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier & Olympic Hopeful

Sue Hovey

Former VP and Executive Editor, ESPN The Magazine

Mo'ne Davis

Pitcher, Philadelphia Taney Dragons

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician

Brittney Griner

Stefanie Dolson

John Walsh

EVP & Executive Editor, ESPN

Jackie Stasi

Kate Fagan

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

Michele Promaulayko

Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Health

Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks

Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

Russell Wolff

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR ESPN INTERNATIONAL

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Julie Eddleman

NA Brand Operations Marketing Director

Michele Foley

Kerry D. Chandler

Executive Vice President, Human Resources National Basketball Association

Nicole Castrale

LPGA Tour Player

Larry Scott

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Luz Amuchastegui

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

Michael Millay

Britt Kahn

CONAN Talent Executive

Joanna Rice

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

Adriana Rizzo

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Katie Raymond

Judy Sweet

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

Peg Moline

Adam Deutsch

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

Sage Steele

SportsCenter Co-Host, ESPN

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Chris LaPlaca

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Tracey Black

Ruthie Bolton

Alex Mallen

Sport Chalet

Amy Huchthausen

Carol Stiff

VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAMMING & ACQUISITIONS

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Melanne Verveer

Partner, Seneca Point Global

MICHELLE WAZLAWEK

Ashley Koff, RD

Celebrity Dietitian, Author, Health and Lifestyle Contributor

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Leslie Gittess

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sports Business Management Program

Jessica Long

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Lindsey Jacobellis

Snowboardcross Olympic Athlete

Cindy Whitehead

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

Mehman Karimov

Heather Scheer

Isaac Hinds

Rose Smith

Tonya Antonucci

Nefertiti Walker

John Kosner

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER, DIGITAL & PRINT MEDIA

Christina King

Julie Juarez

Sloane Stephens

Therese Steiner

President and Founder of Therese Steiner Consulting

Hannah Storm

ESPN Anchor

Glenna Patton

Kerin Hempel

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

Stephanie Druley

Vice President, Production

Michael Bayle

Emily Greener

Co-Founder and Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Lauren Loberg

Langely McNeal

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Amy Fuchs

Hilary Knight

Henry Friedman

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

Lee Ann Daly

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Morgan Flatley

VP Marketing Gatorade

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Sue Rodin

Jeremy Schaap

Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Nancy Hubbell

LEXUS PRESTIGE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Katie Mundell

Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Terri Burke

Diane Cummins

Greta Gaines

Julie Foudy

, ESPN/ABC

Donna Carpenter

President, Burton Snowboards

Jill Kinney

Marketing/Branded Entertainment at Gatorade

Gabby Reece

Cindy Timchal

Head Coach, United States Naval Academy

Diane Penny

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Patricia Betron

SVP, ESPN, ESPN

Lori LeBas

SVP Bus Ops, Sales and Marketing at ESPN

Michelle Kwan

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

Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Vice President Phoenix Suns & Mercury, Phoenix Suns/Mercury

Patricia Phillips

NACWAA CEO

Kate Johnson

Leah LaPlaca

Sarah Robb O'Hagan

PRESIDENT, EQUINOX, KEY NOTE SPEAKER

Jenna Mielnicki

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Kathleen Behrens

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

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby, Youth Development Manager

Molly Barker

MSW, founded Girls on the Run

James Maas

, Sleep to Win!

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Amy Purdy

Paralympic Athlete

Lakey Peterson

Professional Women’s Surfer/ASP World Ranking #7

Megan Porteous

Oakley Sports Marketing Manager

Donald McPherson

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

Christine Plonsky

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Ibtihaj Muhammad

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

John Lisko

Executive Communication Director Saatchi & Saatchi

Lisa Strasman

, NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

Lauren Stevenson

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

Patrick McClenahan

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

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Janet Evans

Olympic Swimmer

Amanda DeCastro

Communications Manager

Elena Delle Donne

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Beth Bass

WBCA

Chelsie Stegemiller

Alana Glass

Kristine Lilly

Retired American Soccer Player

Ashley Smeltzer

Athlete Marketing Coordinator at Red Bull North America

Laurie Orlando

Senior Vice President, Talent Development & Planning

Sarah Hirshland

Amanda Carmichael

Katie Richman

Director, Social Strategy & Product Development, espnW

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Kerri Walsh

Barb Lazarus

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

Tonya Cornileus

, ESPN Human Resources

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Sue Enquist

Jessica Mendoza

ESPN Sideline Reporter and Studio Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Amy Jo Martin

Founder and CEO of Digital Royalty

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Kat Kirsch Alford

Kathleen Francis

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

Andy Walshe

Director of High Performance, Red Bull

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Sasha DiGiulian

Val Ackerman

Former President, WNBA Commissioner, Big East Conference

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

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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.