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


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Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers


Chris LaPlaca


Paul Hertel

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Amy Jo Martin

Founder and CEO of Digital Royalty

Sue Rodin

Patricia Phillips


Amy Huchthausen

Amanda Heaton

Gabby Reece

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Laurel Richie

John Kosner


Andrea Berry


Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO of the Women’s Tennis Association

Lindsay Amstutz

Vice President of Marketing for FOX Sports Regional Sports Networks

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Summer Sanders

Olympic Swimmer and Television Personality

Christina King

Amanda Carmichael

Michael Millay

Carmelita Jeter


Patrick McClenahan

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

Hilary Knight

Joanna Rice

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

Ibtihaj Muhammad

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

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Sage Steele

SportsCenter Co-Host, ESPN

Holly Campbell

Vice President, Marketing Communications for Enterprise Holdings

Rob King

Senior Vice President, Editorial for ESPN Digital and Print Media

Michael Bayle

Jill Brooks

Luz Amuchastegui

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

Kathleen DeBoer

Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer

Laura Gentile

Vice President, espnW

Lindsay Kagawa Colas

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Carol Stiff


Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Patricia Betron

Senior Vice President, Multimedia Sales

Taylor Townsend

Professional Tennis Player

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Christine Godleski

Chief Operating Officer of the Women's National Basketball Association

Marie Donoghue

Sr VP Global Strategy, Business Development and Business Affairs, ESPN

Katie Mundell

Donald McPherson

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

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Christine Plonsky

Cindy Whitehead

Lauren Stevenson

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

Sloane Stephens

Kat Kirsch Alford

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Isaac Hinds

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier & Olympic Hopeful

Karen Poole

Kay Moore

Nishima Chudasama

Associate Producer and Campaign Production Manager at Girl Rising

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Caroline Andrew

Vice President of Mfa Marketing and Communications

Minda Santiago Garvens

Leslie Gittess

Alex Mallen

Sport Chalet

Amy Purdy

Paralympic Athlete

Keli Lee

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Mary O'Connor

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

Janet Evans

Olympic Swimmer

Sue Enquist

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sports Business Management Program

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW SportsCenter Anchor, Chicago's ESPN 1000 Reporter, ESPNChicago.com

Molly Barker

MSW, founded Girls on the Run

Hannah Storm

ESPN Anchor

Russell Wolff


Kerin Hempel

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

Erin Leyden

Producer, ESPN Films

Cindy Timchal

Head Coach, United States Naval Academy

Terri Burke

Tonya Cornileus


Natara Holloway

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

Kristine Lilly

Retired American Soccer Player

Lauren Loberg

Grace Kiraguri

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

Julie Foudy

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

Sanya Richards-Ross

4-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Marcia Keegan

Diane Lamb

Vice President, Communications

Mehman Karimov

Judy Sweet

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

Hilary Shaev

Vice President, Marketing National Basketball Association

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Elysa Walk

General Manager, Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Britt Kahn

CONAN Talent Executive

Amy Stanton

Founder & CEO, Stanton & Company, LLC

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Vice President, Phoenix Mercury Vice President, Phoenix Suns

John Skipper

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

Kate Johnson

Therese Steiner

President and Founder of Therese Steiner Consulting

Porter Littlepage

Heather Scheer

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Kathleen Francis

President, Oasis Sports Ventures, LLC

Faith Popcorn

BrainReserve, founder and CEO

Jessica Mendoza

Athlete, Olympic Gold Medalist

Joy Russo

Karen Brodkin

Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs FOX Sports Media Group

Katie Richman

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Lee Ann Daly

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Cindy Freed

Vice President, Sales Marketing

Donna Carpenter

President, Burton Snowboards

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician

Beth Bass


Liesl Holtz

Global Women's Sports Marketing Manager at Oakley

Val Ackerman

Former President, WNBA Commissioner, Big East Conference

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Morgan Flatley

VP Marketing Gatorade

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete


Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Maureen Lindsey

Sue Hovey

Former VP and Executive Editor, ESPN The Magazine

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Barb Lazarus

Owner and Founder of Game On!

Jill Kinney

Marketing/Branded Entertainment at Gatorade

Laura Desmond

Allison Kallish

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Eric Johnson

Executive Vice President, Multimedia Sales for ESPN Customer Marketing and Sales

Alana Nichols

Paralymic Athlete, Wheelchair Basketball

Diane Cummins

Katie Raymond

Gretchen Bleiler

John Lisko

Executive Communication Director Saatchi & Saatchi

Langely McNeal

Adriana Becerra

Michele Foley

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing National Hockey League

Carolyn Feinstein

Senior Vice President, Global Acquisition Marketing Electronic Arts

Elena Hight

Tonya Antonucci

Alana Glass

Megan Eisenhard

Sarah Hirshland

Nancy Major

Adriana Rizzo

Kerry D. Chandler

Executive Vice President, Human Resources National Basketball Association

Rosalyn Durant

Nickole Raymond

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Glenna Patton

Lisa Strasman

Mary Wittenberg

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

Henry Friedman

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

Ashley Koff, RD

Celebrity Dietitian, Author, Health and Lifestyle Contributor

Matthew Weeks

Michelle Kwan

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

Dana Allen

Sasha DiGiulian

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Anucha Browne

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

Lakey Peterson

Professional Women’s Surfer/ASP World Ranking #7

Tiana B. Holt

Kelly Hampton

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Ashley Smeltzer

Athlete Marketing Coordinator at Red Bull North America

Jane McManus

John Walsh


Nefertiti Walker

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby, Youth Development Manager

Tina Thornton

Chris McKendry

Commentator Co-Host Midday SportsCenter

Diane Penny

Carrie A Brzezinski

Jessica Cassity

Elly Deutch

Amanda DeCastro

Communications Manager

Kathleen Behrens

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

Danielle Summers

Senior Business Operations Coordinator, ESPN

Winter Vinecki

Sara Gotfredson

Sr. Director, ESPN Customer Marketing & Sales

Greta Gaines

Kate Fagan

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

Jackie Stasi

Lori LeBas

SVP Bus Ops, Sales and Marketing at ESPN

Jill Frederickson

Sr. Coordinating Producer, ESPN

Chris Talbott

Kerri Walsh

Julie McGlone

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

Megan Porteous

Oakley Sports Marketing Manager

Stephanie Druley

Vice President, Production

Larry Scott

Julie Eddleman

NA Brand Operations Marketing Director

Peg Moline

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Adam Deutsch

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

Allison Leahy

Mimi Griffin

President & CEO, MSG Promotions, Inc.

Jodi Markley


Katie Kotkins

Sarah Reinertsen

American Athlete

Julie Moeller

Jenna Mielnicki

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Alicia McConnell

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

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Lisa Stokes

Senior Talent Producer, ESPN

Emily Greener

Co-Founder and Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Michele Promaulayko

Editor-in-Chief, Women's Health

Kathryn Olson

Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Sports Foundation

Rose Smith

Chelsie Stegemiller

Amy Fuchs

Julie Juarez

Lindsey Jacobellis

Snowboardcross Olympic Athlete

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Tracey Black

Nancy Hubbell


Shamila Kohestani

Former Captain of the Afghan women’s national soccer team

Jessica Long

Andrea Chu

Sharon Byers

SVP, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cola North America


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.