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


Be sure to add your own bio when you register for 2015. Learn more about Summit speakers and participants, and those from previous years.

Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers

Gretchen Bleiler


John Lisko

Executive Communications Director, Saatchi & Saatchi LA

Carrie Bocian

VP, Content Acquisition, Time Warner Cable

Summer Sanders

Blackline Media

Jessica Mendoza

Olympic Gold Medalist & ESPN Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Vivian Newman

Mother of Jaden & Julian Newman & Basketball Coach

Karen Brodkin

President, Business Affairs, WME|IMG Worldwide

Gina Porretti

Vice President, Production, Fox Sports

Allyson Felix


Justine Siegal

Baseball For All

Christina Lance

Manager, Championship Communications, United States Golf Association

Sarah Reinertsen

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Julia Pine


Hannah Storm

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

Henry Friedman

Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Mehman Karimov

CEO, Sport For Development Public Union, Republic of Azerbaijan

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports

Julie Foudy

espnW Talent, Soccer Commentator, Features Reporter and Host

Merritt Paulson

Owner Portland Thorns & Timbers

Lisa Murray

Murray, Octagon

Amy Purdy

US Paralympic snowboarder, spokesperson

Kathryn Schloessman

Schloessman, Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission

Jessica Holtz

Agent, CAA Sports

Ashley Koff, RD

dietitian, author, health & lifestyle contributor

Jane McManus

Writer, espnW

Jacqui Spence

Chair, TPT Partners

Sloane Stephens

Professional tennis player

Kerry D. Chandler

Chief Human Resources Officer, Under Armour

Linda Shetina Logan

Greater Columbus Sports Commission

Kristine Lilly

Retired soccer player, World Cup and Olympic gold medalist

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Katie Kotkins

Cycle for Survival

Ann Meyers Drysdale

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

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Liz Arky

Principal, Arky Group Consulting LLC

Sage Steele

NBA Countdown Host, Sports Center Co-Host

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Carmelita Jeter

Track & field athlete, three-­?Bme Olympic medalist

Carrie Drinkwater

Drinkwater, Agency/Client

Linda Driscoll

Founder & CEO, Dream Big!

Deborah Larkin

CEO, Women's Sports Foundation

Elysa Walk

Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Amy Jo Martin

Digital Royalty Inc.

Brent Gordon

Co-Founder Utah Girls Tackle Football League, Father of Sam Gordon

Amy Stanton

Stanton & Company

Monica Fee

Fee, CAA Sports

Patrick McClenahan

President and Chief ExecuBve Officer, 2015 Special Olympics World Games

Sarah Robb O'Hagan


Lis Moss

Agent, CAA Sports

John Honerkamp

Senior Manager - Runner Products & Services, New York Road Runners

Michelle Kwan

Analyst, Fox Sports, reBred figure skater, Olympic medalist

Sarah Spain

Columnist, Radio Host, SportsCenter Reporter, espnW

Sheree Waterson


Larry Scott

Pac-12 Conference

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Katie Myers

, CAA Sports Consulting

Molly Barker

Founder, Girls on the Run

Britt Kahn

Talent ExecuBve, CONAN

Mary Wittenberg

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

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Lindsay Amstutz

FOX Sports Networks

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, National Hockey League

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Jamie Newman

Basketball Coach and Founder of Hoops of America

Kelly Pena

Senior Vice President, Disney Channels Worldwide - The Walt Disney Company

Dr. Kevin Stone

Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Heather Spears

Global Communications Manager, TaylorMade Golf Company

Mary O'Connor

SVP, The Marketing Arm

Lakey Peterson

Association of Surfing Professionals

Aleia Naylor

Vice President, Marketing, Women's Sports Foundation

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Molly Finnerty

Director, Investment, Initiative

Kerri Walsh

Anucha Browne

Vice President of Women's Basketball Championships, NCAA

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, EY

Jessica Long

Paralympic swimmer and gold medalist

Dawn Scott

Fitness and Performance Coach, Fitness Coach and Performance Coach, U.S. Women's National Team

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Lindsey Jacobellis

Olympic snowboarder

Melisa Brenner

Brenner, NBA

Abby Wambach

US Soccer

Judith Sweet


Jennifer Chun

SVP, Content Acquisition, Time Warner Cable

Chris McKendry

SportsCenter anchor, ESPN

Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Faith Popcorn

Founder & CEO, Brain Reserve, Author

Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Rachel Frank

Physician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center

Taylor Townsend

Professional tennis player

Meredith Walker

Amy Poehler's Smart Girls

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Olympic sabre fencer

Emily Greener

Co-­Founder & Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Sydney Leroux

US Women's National Soccer Team

Don McPherson

Activist, Educator, College Football Hall of Famer

Shamila Kohestani

Former captain, Afghan women's naBonal soccer team

Jaden Newman

Womens Basketball Player

Ruthie Bolton

Hilary Shaev


Brittany Cranston

Director of Communications, CytoSport/Muscle Milk

Alana Nichols

Paralympic wheelchair basketball player and alpine skier

Cynthia Hogan

SVP for Public Policy, National Football League

Nefertiti Walker

Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Jenni Luke

CEO, Step Up

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi

, The Tucker Center

Kavitha Davidson

Sports Columnist, Bloomberg View

Terri Burke

VP, Marketing & Business Development, Edwards Lifesciences

Leslie Brandow

Global Marketing, TaylorMade Golf

Alexa Cook

Agent, CAA Sports

Tambra Bonatti

Co-Founder, Creative Director, Bright Spot Creative

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Global Consumer & Brand Marketing, Facebook

Kristin Malaspina

Vice President Partnership Marketing, Time Warner Cable

Kate Fagan

Writer, espnW

Julian Newman

Basketball Player

Adriana Becerra

, Director, FOX Media Services


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.