October 12-14, 2016 | St. Regis Monarch Beach | Dana Point, California

ATTENDEE BIOS

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Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers

Gina Porretti

Vice President, Production, Fox Sports

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Sharon Lancu

Director, Initiative

Jenn Holmes

Deputy editor, espnW

Sean T Hanrahan

SVP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Kathryn Schloessman

President, Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission

Jill Gregory

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Industry Services, NASCAR

Jacqueline Orellana

Marketing, Toyota

Edward Erhardt

President, Global Sales and MarketingPresident, ESPN

Libby Geist

Vice President and Executive Producer, ESPN Films

Aaron LaBerge

EVP & Chief Technology Officer, ESPN

Erin Hartman

COO, Beyond Sticks

Sue Bird

Professional Athlete, WNBA

Monica Diaz

VP Diversity, Inclusion & Wellness, ESPN

Nungshi Malik

President of NungshiTashi Foundation, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Miraj Parikh

Director Partnerships & Activations, Northwestern Mutual

Dawn Scott

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

Qunnie Lin

Financial Representative, Northwestern Mutual

Cynthia Hogan

SVP for Public Policy, National Football League

Dr. Henry Friedman

Co Founder, Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Christine Godleski

COO, WNBA

Lauren Robinson

Sponsorship Activation, ESPN

Lis Moss

Agent, CAA Sports

Kevin Martinez

VP, Corp Citizenship, ESPN

Johann Koss

Founder, Right To Play International

Amy Stanton

Stanton & Company

Sandy Nunez

Coordinating Producer, SportsCenter, ESPN

Delena Turman

Producer/Associate Producer, ESPN (espnW presents: Be Honest with Cari Champion & First Take)

Suzanne Paxton

Olympian; Executive Producer, Point Studio, Inc., Point Studio TV - Television/Video Production

Jay Jay Nesheim

Sr. Director, Communications, ESPN

Jane McManus

Writer, espnW

Nicole LaVoi

Associate Director, The Tucker Center

Susy Jackson

Executive Editor, Women in the World/Tina Brown Live Media

Marina Escobar

VP Visual Technology, ESPN

Josette Persson

Executive Producer, Point Studio/Women in the World

Nicole Branagh

UA Athlete, Beach Volleyball

Jessica Holtz

Agent, CAA Sports

Adriana Becerra

Director, FOX Media Services

Tara Chozet

Senior Publicist, ESPN

Tashi Malik

Vice-President of NungshiTashi Foundation, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Anucha Browne

Vice President of Women's Basketball Championships, NCAA

Tanya Prewitt-White

Dr., Adler University

Michele Roberts

Executive Director, National Basketball Players Association

Linda Shetina Logan

Executive Director, Greater Columbus Sports Commission

Brent Gordon

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

Tonya Cornileus

VP, Learning & Org Development, ESPN Human Resources

Tina Thornton

SVP Production, Multimedia Sponsorship Integration & Management Ops, ESPN

Claire Lessinger

Sales and Events Manager, Tampa Bay Sports Commission

Kate Fagan

Writer, espnW

Yasmian Alsharshani

Founder, Qatar Golf Ladies and Yasmian Events, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Najat Alsayegh

Youth Development Specialist, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Larissa de Leon

AMD, Mediavest

Carmelita Jeter

Track & Field Athlete

Karen Brodkin

President, Business Affairs, WME|IMG Worldwide

Julian Newman

Athlete, Basketball

Carol Stiff

Vice President Content Program & Integration, espnW

Lori Fuglestad

Director, Global Sports Partners

Dani Rylan

Commissioner, National Women's Hockey League

Patrick Stiegman

VP / Editor Director, ESPN Digital & Print Media, ESPN

Amanda Shalala

Sports Broadcaster, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Stephanie Rudnick

SVP, Communications, MKTG & The Players Tribune

Julia Mancuso

Olympic Ski Racer

Debbie Spander

Vice President Broadcasting & Coaching, Wasserman Media Group

Cynthia Coredo

Program Manager, GSMP

Alexa Cook

Agent, CAA Sports

Cindy Whitehead

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

Rebecca Hudson

Senior Editor, espnW

Kevin Plank

Founder & CEO, Under Armour

Heather Spears

PR Consultant, The Brand Amp

Victoria Duval

Tennis

Kimberly Jarvis

ESPN Images Photo Coordinator, ESPN Images

Carolyn Desai

Desai, Time Warner Cable Sports

Kavitha Davidson

Sports Columnist, Bloomberg View

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, EY

Sarah Spain

Columnist, Radio Host, SportsCenter Reporter, espnW

Kristin Malaspina

Vice President Partnership Marketing, Time Warner Cable

Karen Dry

Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Lauren Klopmeyer

Brand Partnerships, WME | IMG

Jennifer Chun

SVP, Content Acquisition, Time Warner Cable

Carrie Drinkwater

SVP, Mediahub

Liz Arky

Trustee, US Ski & Snowboard Assn, Arky Group Consulting LLC

Judith Sweet

Consultant, Gender Equity

Julia Pine

Asst. Director, Communications, SCGA

Jill Hotchkiss

VP Marketing + Creative, Disney

Dima Alardah

Youth Team Leader, Social Entrepreneur

Mark Lewis

Executive Vice President of Championships & Alliances, NCAA

Sue Wicks

Hall of Fame Member, WNBA Legend /Fight 2B Fit

Ken Boudreau

Sr. Director ESPN Media Technologies, ESPN

Deborah Larkin

CEO, Women's Sports Foundation

Mary O'Connor

SVP, The Marketing Arm

Alicia McMachan

Financial advisor, Northwestern Mutual

Morgan Flatley

CMO, Gatorade

Louis Roloff

VP, Group Director, Mediavest

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Hanna Fauzie

Managing Editor, GSMP

David Williams

Corporate Communications, ESPN

Erin Leyden

Sr Producer, ESPN Films

Nickolas Restivo

Social Media Marketing Manager, Muscle Milk

Holly Humphrey

Director, Strategic Programs, EY

Mark Gainey

CEO, Strava Inc.

Jessica Mendoza

Olympic Gold Medalist & ESPN Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Julie Shumaker

Vice President, PLAY, Zynga

Jacqui Spence

Board Director, TPT Partners

Lynn Olszowy

Feature Reporter/Producer, espnW

Jess Weiner

CEO, Talk to Jess

Arthur Joseph

Founder and Chairman, The Vocal Awareness Institute

Katie Hnida

First Woman to play D1 Football

Lynn Holzman

Commissioner, West Coast Conference

Leslie Brandow

Global Marketing, TaylorMade Golf

Alyson Furch

Director of Client and Corporate Communications, BDA Sports Management

Kaitee Daley

Senior Editor, Social/Viral Content, ESPN

Monica Fee

Agent, CAA Sports

Megan Greenwell

Senior Editor, ESPN the Magazine

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Claressa Shields

2012 women's boxing Olympic Gold Medalist, Olympic Boxer

Stephanie Druley

Sr VP Production College Networks, ESPN

Brittany Cranston

Director of Communications, CytoSport/Muscle Milk

John Wildhack

EVP Programming & Production, ESPN

Kimberly Wilson

VP, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, ESPN

Rob Koch

Dir. of Communications, USA Hockey

Rachel Frank

Physician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Rob King

Sr VP SportsCenter & News, ESPN

Sonja Henning

Sports Marketing, NIKE

Dr. Ashleigh Huffman

University of Tennessee

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Sheldon Spencer

Editor/Communications, ESPN

Adrienne Lofton

SVP, Global Brand Marketing, Under Armour

Pearl Davenport

Director - Marketing Production, Disney XD Marketing

Jessica Shobar

Segment Producer, ESPN

Carrie Kabat

Public Relations Manager, New Balance

Aleia Naylor

Vice President, Marketing, Women's Sports Foundation

Jesse Lichtenberg

Marketing, BDA Sports Management

Veronica Osogo

Tennis Player, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Jamie Newman

Founder of Hoops of America, Basketball Coach

Lizzie Velasquez

Motivational Speaker, Author

Kim Azzarelli

Co Founder, Seneca Women

Jamie Valvano

Cancer Survivor, The V Foundation

Chrissy Summers

Founder, Beyond Sticks

Robert LeGrand

Account Executive, ESPN CMS

Cecilia Vales

Gonzo Soccer Executive Director Mexico and Latin America, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Pavithra Chandra

Global Sports Mentoring Program

Ali Krieger

US Soccer

Katie Myers

Executive, CAA Sports Consulting

Barb Lazarus

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

Ann Francis

VP Production Operations, ESPN Charlotte

Debbie Hesse

Executive Director, USA Swimming Foundation

Therese Steiner

President & Founder, Therese Steiner Consulting

Alana Nichols

Paralympian, Wheelchair Basketball and Alpine Skiing

Nicole M. LaVoi

The Tucker Center

Carla Bustamante

PR Director, Baseball Team Naranjeros of Hermosillo, GSMP

Jaden Newman

Womens Basketball Player

Dr. Jill Brooks

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Head to Head Consultants

Karen Cox

Women's Brand Director, Oakley, Oakley

Amy Rosenfeld

Senior Coordinating Producer, ESPN

Kerry Ruggieri

SVP, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

Christopher Eames

VP, Customer Marketing & Sales, ESPN

Russell Wolff

EVP & Managing Director, ESPN International

Tiffany Shine

Director of Marketing, Relativity Sports

Ann Meyers Drysdale

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

John Honerkamp

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

Melissa Isaacson

Writer, espnW

Renee Wilson

Chief Client Officer, MSLGROUP

Justin Connolly

ESPN, Disney and ESPN Affiliate Sales and Marketing

Ashley Adam

Producer, ESPN

Sofia Sanchez

Founder, Activate YA

Batoul Arnaout

Influencer, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Gwen Conley

Group Media Director, Saatchi & Saatchi

Jake Waxenberg

Director of Brand Strategy, Athos

Nancy Lough

President / Professor, Sport Marketing Association & UNLV

Corinne Nevinny

Chief Fitness Officer, Fight 2B Fit

Lisa Murray

EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Octagon Worldwide

Vivian Newman

Mother of Jaden & Julian Newman, Basketball Coach

Courtney Hamilton

Director, Fox Networks Group

Monica Gonzalez

Analyst, ESPN / Gonzo Soccer

Maureen Huff

VP, Time Warner Cable

Amy Huchthausen

Commissioner, America East Conference

Louise Cornetta

ESPN Radio Program Director II, ESPN Radio

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, SC & News, ESPN

Carrie Bocian

VP, Content Acquisition, Time Warner Cable

Shanelle Barrett

Triathlon Athlete, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Lindsay Amstutz

Vice President of Marketing, FOX Sports Networks

Emily Hughes

Business Consultant, Google

Katina Arnold

VP, Corporate Communications, ESPN

Caroline Maher

Taekwondo Hall of Fame, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Sue Enquist

Owner, Sue Enquist Coaching

Lauren Loberg

Sport Psychology Consultant, Pyramid Performance Consulting

Christa Riepe

Owner and Founder, Elite Symmetry

Matt Eisenberg

Editor, espnW

Tara Roberts

Founder, Girltank

Jenni Luke

CEO, Step Up

Katie Bourner

President Nantes Derby Girls, GSMP

Sofia Lombardo-Ramos

VP, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, National Hockey League

Katie Montiel Vidaillet

Senior Manager, Gatorade

Heidi Boynton

Executive Director, Mini Mermaid Running Club

Melanie Jackson

Senior Editor, espnW

Gretchen Bleiler

Olympic Snowboarder, Athlete

Marie Donoghue

EVP Global Business Strategy & Original Content, ESPN

Crystal Yang Edwards

Assoc. Director, Publicity, ESPN Communications

Adriana Rizzo

Sr Director Marketing, ESPN

Laura Ramirez

Associate Producer, ESPN- Los Angeles Production Office

Dr. Kevin Stone

Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Christopher Lin

Web Developer, espnW

Christina Lance

Manager, Championship Communications, United States Golf Association

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Terri Burke

VP, Marketing & Business Development, Edwards Lifesciences

Andrea Young

President, Experiential Marketing, INMarketing Services (a division of Advantage Sales and Marketing)

Andrea Berry

Broadcast Media Consultant, Fox Networks Group

Meg Aronowitz

Coordinating Producer, ESPN

Patricia Betron

SVP, Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Terence Keenan

Security, ESPN Global Security

Julie Sobieski

VP, ESPN Programming

Nga Le

Business Operation Director, GSMP

Joan Coraggio

Group Communications Director - Brand Integration, Saatchi & Saatchi

Aly Furch

Director of Client and Corporate Communications, BDA Sports Management

Xavi Cortadellas

Cortadellas, Gatorade

Mike Denzler

Account Executive, ESPN

Sara Johnson

Studio Director, ESPN

Deidra Maddock

Vice President, Sports Management, ESPN

Amy Van Deusen

Editor, espnW

Sage Steele

NBA Countdown Host, SportsCenter Co-Host

Wanda Young

VP Media and Digital Marketing, Walmart

Lisa Stokes

Manager of Booking & Talent Production, ESPN

Kelly Pena

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

Sydney Davis

Director, Global Diveristy & Inclusion, AEG

Meredith Walker

Executive Director and Co-Founder, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls

Hilary Knight

Athlete

Sarah Hillyer

Dr., University of Tennessee

Tesfaye Negussie

Associate Producer, espnW

Julie Paterson

Paterson, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Kate Gustafson

Writer, ivivva by lululemon athletica

John Kosner

EVP Digital and Print Media, ESPN

Linda Driscoll

Founder & CEO, Dream Big!

Kara Linse

Director, Global Sponsorship Marketing, Olympic Games, Visa

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Sam Gordon

Athlete, Football, Soccer, Track

Sereita Cobbs

Director, Content Integration & Strategy, espnW

Kerry D. Chandler

Chief Human Resources Officer, Under Armour

Alison Overholt

Editor-in-Chief, espnW

Paulina Kelly

Product Marketing Manager, New Balance

Ali Bronson

Assoc Producer II, ESPN Radio

Isaac Hinds

Senior Brand Manager - Specialty, CYTOSPORT

Emilie Bydwell

Head of Rugby Programming, ATAVUS / USA Rugby

Shellie Pfohl

Executive Director, Presidents Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

Jennifer Minogue

ESPN Digital Account Executive, Sales

2015 PARTICIPANTS | ALL PARTICIPANTS | SPEAKERS (2010 - 2015)

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.