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

ATTENDEE BIOS

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Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer II, ESPN

CEO, Step Up

Cindy Freed

VP Sales Communications, ESPN

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Sage Steele

NBA Countdown Host, Sports Center Co-Host

EAG Sports Management

Caroline Andrew

MFA

Terri Burke

VP, Marketing & Business Development, Edwards Lifesciences

Michele Foley

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Jenna Mielnicki

NBA/WNBA

Chloe Kim

Snowboarder, Snowboarder from the US

Lisa Stokes

Manager Talent Planning, ESPN

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Ruthie Bolton

Kathleen Behrens

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

Greta Gaines

ARTIST

Elena Hight

Pro Snowboarder

Donna Carpenter

Burton Snowboards

Kate Fagan

Writer, espnW

Holly Campbell

Enterprise

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Mo'ne Davis

Athlete

Sloane Stephens

Professional tennis player

Emily Greener

Co-­Founder & Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

max eisenbud

Senior Vice President IMG Tennis, IMG

Alana Nichols

Paralympic wheelchair basketball player and alpine skier

Summer Sanders

Blackline Media

Patricia Phillips

NACWAA CEO

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Ashley Koff, RD

dietitian, author, health & lifestyle contributor

Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Karen Brodkin

IMG Worldwide

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Sue Rodin

Stars & Strategies, Inc.

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Rob King

Sr VP SportsCenter & News, ESPN

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Olympic sabre fencer

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Marie Donoghue

EVP Global Business Strategy & Original Content, ESPN

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Jackie Stasi

Ignited

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Peg Moline

Amy Fuchs

Time Warner Cable

Shamila Kohestani

Former captain, Afghan women's naBonal soccer team

Allison Leahy

Carmelita Jeter

Track & field athlete, three-­?Bme Olympic medalist

Winter Vinecki

Athlete

Andy Walshe

Red Bull

Lakey Peterson

Association of Surfing Professionals

Rosalyn Durant

VP College Sports Programming, ESPN

Christina King

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Julie Foudy

espnW Talent, Soccer Commentator, Features Reporter and Host

Nicole Castrale

LPGA

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Paul Hertel

Ann Meyers Drysdale

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

Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Lisa Strasman

NCSA Athletic Recruiting

CEO, Step Up

Faith Popcorn

Founder & CEO, Brain Reserve, Author

Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Michele Promaulayko

Yahoo

Chris Talbott

Microsoft

Katie Kotkins

Cycle for Survival

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Amy Purdy

US Paralympic snowboarder, spokesperson

Diane Cummins

Mehman Karimov

CEO, Sport For Development Public Union, Republic of Azerbaijan

Ashley Smeltzer

Red Bull

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Kate Johnson

IMG Olympic Consulting

Mimi Griffin

MSG Promotions

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier

Larry Scott

Pac-12 Conference

Kerri Walsh

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Jessica Long

Paralympic swimmer and gold medalist

Jeremy Schaap

Bureau Reporter, ESPN

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Beth Bass

WBCA

Luz Amuchastegui

El Desafio

Danielle Summers

espnW

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Keli Lee

ABC Entertainment Group

Anucha Browne

Vice President of Women's Basketball Championships, NCAA

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Alana Glass

Contributor, Forbes SportsMoney

Sheryl Swoopes

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

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, National Hockey League

Sanya Richards-Ross

EAG Sports Management

Tonya Antonucci

Chief Marketing Officer, Playworks

Amy Huchthausen

America East Conference

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

Julie Eddleman

Director-Client Service, Google

Sarah Robb O'Hagan

PRESIDENT, EQUINOX

Gabby Reece

Andrea Chu

WTA

Tiana B. Holt

Heather Scheer

Sr Director Business Affairs, ESPN

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

WISE

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Global Consumer & Brand Marketing, Facebook

Russell Wolff

ESPN International

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Gretchen Bleiler

Athlete

James Maas

Sleep to Win!

Katie Raymond

JBL/Harman International

Val Ackerman

Commissioner, Big East Commissioner

Christine Plonsky

University of Texas

Maria Shriver

MOS Enterprises

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

Christine Godleski

COO, WNBA

Isaac Hinds

HARDBODY

Adriana Becerra

, Director, FOX Media Services

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Natara Holloway

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

Tina Thornton

VP Production & Multimedia Intergration & Management Ops, ESPN

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Taylor Townsend

Professional tennis player

Therese Steiner

Therese Steiner Consulting

Kerin Hempel

NYRR

Hilary Knight

Athlete

Amy Stanton

, Stanton & Company

Liesl Holtz

Oakley

Stephanie Druley

Sr VP Production College Networks, ESPN

John Skipper

Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks & President, ESPN

Julie Juarez

Amanda Heaton

Columbia Sportswear

Grace Kiraguri

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

Nefertiti Walker

Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Julie McGlone

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

Sasha DiGiulian

Athlete

Lauren Loberg

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

Kristine Lilly

Retired soccer player, World Cup and Olympic gold medalist

Katie Mundell

Oakley

Megan Porteous

Digital Rotalty

Leslie Gittess

CEO/Blue Sky Media

Nishima Chudasama

Girl Rising

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports

Amanda Carmichael

Scoutware LLC & WISE Director of Mentorship

Tonya Cornileus

ESPN Human Resources

Brittney Griner

Phoenix Mercury

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Jessica Cassity

Chelsie Stegemiller

Red Bull

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Glenna Patton

SICKSPORTS

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Mary O'Connor

SVP, The Marketing Arm

Patrick McClenahan

President and Chief ExecuBve Officer, 2015 Special Olympics World Games

CEO, Step Up

Adam Deutsch

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

Dana Allen

Competitor Group

Langely McNeal

Pro Skier

Chris LaPlaca

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Molly Barker

Founder, Girls on the Run

Don McPherson

Activist, Educator, College Football Hall of Famer

Stefanie Dolson

Washington Mystics

Sarah Reinertsen

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Allison Kallish

SMG

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Kat Kirsch Alford

Leah LaPlaca

VP Talent Planning & Negotiations, ESPN

Elena Delle Donne

Chicago Sky

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Judy Sweet

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

Alicia McConnell

USOC

Britt Kahn

Talent ExecuBve, CONAN

John Kosner

EVP Digital and Print Media, ESPN

Henry Friedman

, Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Lee Ann Daly

@leeanndaly

Kerry D. Chandler

Chief Human Resources Officer, Under Armour

Lindsey Jacobellis

Olympic snowboarder

Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks

Cindy Timchal

Naval Academy

Kathleen Francis

Women in Sports and Events - WISE

Melanne Verveer

Partner, Seneca Point Global

Michael Bayle

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Elysa Walk

Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

Lori LeBas

Sr VP Strategy & Business Operations, ESPN

Nancy Major

Orthopedic Radiology

Minda Santiago Garvens

Lindsay Amstutz

FOX Sports Networks

Hannah Storm

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

Michelle Kwan

Analyst, Fox Sports, reBred figure skater, Olympic medalist

Laurie Orlando

Sr VP Talent Planning and Development, ESPN

Julie Moeller

Patricia Betron

SVP, Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Erin Leyden

ESPN Films

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Morgan Flatley

Gatorade

Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Carol Stiff

Vice President Content Program & Integration, espnW

Megan Eisenhard

Learfield Sports

Chris McKendry

SportsCenter anchor, ESPN

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Amy Jo Martin

Digital Royalty Inc.

Jill Brooks

Head to Head Consultants

Lauren Stevenson

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

Laura Desmond

CEO, Starcom MediaVest Group

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Alex Mallen

WISE

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Hilary Shaev

WNBA

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Nickole Raymond

IMG

Adriana Rizzo

Sr Director Mobile & Broadband Marketing, ESPN

Sue Enquist

Sue Enquist Coaching, LLC/UCLA

Cindy Whitehead

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

Sharon Byers

SVP Coca-Cola North America

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Jessica Mendoza

Olympic Gold Medalist & ESPN Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Jane McManus

Writer, espnW

Mary Wittenberg

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

Kathleen DeBoer

American Volleyball Coaches Association

John Lisko

Executive Communications Director, Saatchi & Saatchi LA

Lindsay Colas

Wasserman Media Group

Nancy Hubbell

LEXUS PRESTIGE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Barb Lazarus

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

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Kay Moore

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

MICHELLE WAZLAWEK

Enterprise Holdings

PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS

Robin Layton

hoop the american dream/Robin Layton Photography

@robinlayton
Robin Layton is an award winning photojournalist, filmmaker and renowned artist.
Her newest coffee table book, hoop: the american dream, contains photographs of unique basketball hoops across America and the childhood hoops of some of the most revered players of our time. Thirty one players (15 women and 16 men) gave her quotes and stories to go with the photos and Jerry West wrote the forward. The book is dedicated to Pat Summitt and a portion of the proceeds are going to The Pat Summitt Foundation, supporting the fight against Alzheimer's. It's also dedicated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
At the age of 24, Life Magazine named Robin as one of the eight most talented photographers in America. Nikon calls her one of the best photographers in the world and recently selected her as a Nikon Ambassador, United States. Her work has been nominated for a Pulitzer prize and featured in the Smithsonian. Her client list includes; President Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Aniston, Dr. Phil, Sidney Poitier and many more.
Robin lives in Seattle with her partner and their four well loved rescue dogs.