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


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Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers


Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Matthew Weeks

Julie Moeller

Larry Scott

Andrea Berry


Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Vice President, Phoenix Mercury Vice President, Phoenix Suns

Val Ackerman

Former President, WNBA Commissioner, Big East Conference

Lauren Loberg

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Elysa Walk

General Manager, Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Michael Bayle

Alex Mallen

Sport Chalet

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Allison Kallish

Allison Leahy

Nishima Chudasama

Associate Producer and Campaign Production Manager at Girl Rising

Laura Desmond

Terri Burke

Lisa Strasman

Nickole Raymond

Leslie Gittess

John Kosner


Heather Scheer

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby, Youth Development Manager

Beth Bass


Kerri Walsh

Taylor Townsend

Professional Tennis Player

Chris Talbott

Barb Lazarus

Owner and Founder of Game On!

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Christine Plonsky

Jill Brooks

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Britt Kahn

CONAN Talent Executive

Nancy Hubbell


Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Katie Kotkins

Porter Littlepage

Megan Porteous

Oakley Sports Marketing Manager

Carolyn Feinstein

Senior Vice President, Global Acquisition Marketing Electronic Arts

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sports Business Management Program

Kate Fagan

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

Megan Eisenhard

Sue Rodin

Peg Moline

Sharon Byers

SVP, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cola North America

Maureen Lindsey

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Summer Sanders

Olympic Swimmer and Television Personality

Julie Juarez

Tonya Cornileus


Patrick McClenahan

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

Lori LeBas

SVP Bus Ops, Sales and Marketing at ESPN

Jackie Stasi

Lee Ann Daly

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician

Rob King

Senior Vice President, Editorial for ESPN Digital and Print Media

Ashley Smeltzer

Athlete Marketing Coordinator at Red Bull North America

Mimi Griffin

President & CEO, MSG Promotions, Inc.

Adriana Rizzo

Kristine Lilly

Retired American Soccer Player

Minda Santiago Garvens

Tracey Black

Cindy Freed

Vice President, Sales Marketing

Cindy Whitehead

Jessica Mendoza

Athlete, Olympic Gold Medalist

Karen Brodkin

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

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Donald McPherson

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

Ibtihaj Muhammad

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

Chris LaPlaca


Karen Poole

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO of the Women’s Tennis Association

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Jessica Long

Alana Glass

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer

Kerry D. Chandler

Executive Vice President, Human Resources National Basketball Association

Sarah Spain

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

Jodi Markley


Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Faith Popcorn

BrainReserve, founder and CEO

Sage Steele

SportsCenter Co-Host, ESPN

Donna Carpenter

President, Burton Snowboards

Kerin Hempel

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

Sanya Richards-Ross

4-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Danielle Summers

Senior Business Operations Coordinator, ESPN

Michele Promaulayko

Editor-in-Chief, Women's Health

Amy Stanton

Founder & CEO, Stanton & Company, LLC

Sue Enquist

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Kathleen Behrens

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

Amanda Carmichael

Hilary Shaev

Vice President, Marketing National Basketball Association

Diane Cummins

Julie Foudy

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

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Ashley Koff, RD

Celebrity Dietitian, Author, Health and Lifestyle Contributor

Amy Fuchs

Stephanie Druley

Vice President, Production

Rose Smith

Lindsay Kagawa Colas

John Lisko

Executive Communication Director Saatchi & Saatchi

Amy Huchthausen

Diane Penny

Sue Hovey

Former VP and Executive Editor, ESPN The Magazine

Nancy Major

Russell Wolff


Laurel Richie

Luz Amuchastegui

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

Shamila Kohestani

Former Captain of the Afghan women’s national soccer team

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Amanda DeCastro

Communications Manager

Julie McGlone

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

Glenna Patton

Kathleen Francis

President, Oasis Sports Ventures, LLC

Liesl Holtz

Global Women's Sports Marketing Manager at Oakley

Cindy Timchal

Head Coach, United States Naval Academy

Tina Thornton

Dana Allen

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

Lindsay Amstutz

Vice President of Marketing for FOX Sports Regional Sports Networks

Emily Greener

Co-Founder and Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Michele Foley

Carol Stiff


Carmelita Jeter


Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Patricia Betron

Senior Vice President, Multimedia Sales

John Skipper

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

Lindsey Jacobellis

Snowboardcross Olympic Athlete

Jane McManus

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Mary Wittenberg

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

Nefertiti Walker

Paul Hertel

Chelsie Stegemiller

Katie Richman

Amy Jo Martin

Founder and CEO of Digital Royalty

Amanda Heaton

Jill Kinney

Marketing/Branded Entertainment at Gatorade


Andrea Chu

Gretchen Bleiler

Jessica Cassity

Christina King

Anucha Browne

Katie Mundell

Marie Donoghue

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

Chris McKendry

Commentator Co-Host Midday SportsCenter

Jill Frederickson

Sr. Coordinating Producer, ESPN

Isaac Hinds

Diane Lamb

Vice President, Communications

Adriana Becerra

Adam Deutsch

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

Tiana B. Holt

Michael Millay

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Jenna Mielnicki

Grace Kiraguri

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

Kate Johnson

Winter Vinecki

Lisa Stokes

Senior Talent Producer, ESPN

Katie Raymond

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Sarah Reinertsen

American Athlete

Sloane Stephens

Elly Deutch

Morgan Flatley

VP Marketing Gatorade

Alicia McConnell

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

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Sasha DiGiulian

Kat Kirsch Alford

Rosalyn Durant

Michelle Kwan

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

Holly Campbell

Vice President, Marketing Communications for Enterprise Holdings

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Kathleen DeBoer

Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)

Mehman Karimov

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier & Olympic Hopeful

Caroline Andrew

Vice President of Mfa Marketing and Communications

Greta Gaines

Sara Gotfredson

Sr. Director, ESPN Customer Marketing & Sales

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Keli Lee

Elena Hight

Tonya Antonucci

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Amy Purdy

Paralympic Athlete

Carrie A Brzezinski

Julie Eddleman

NA Brand Operations Marketing Director

John Walsh


Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Janet Evans

Olympic Swimmer

Joanna Rice

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

Sarah Hirshland

Natara Holloway

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

Eric Johnson

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

Therese Steiner

President and Founder of Therese Steiner Consulting

Erin Leyden

Producer, ESPN Films

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Joy Russo

Judy Sweet

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

Hilary Knight

Christine Godleski

Chief Operating Officer of the Women's National Basketball Association

Langely McNeal

Lauren Stevenson

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

Hannah Storm

ESPN Anchor

Laura Gentile

Vice President, espnW

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing National Hockey League

Mary O'Connor

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

Henry Friedman

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

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Marcia Keegan

Patricia Phillips


Kay Moore

Kelly Hampton

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Kathryn Olson

Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Sports Foundation

Lakey Peterson

Professional Women’s Surfer/ASP World Ranking #7

Alana Nichols

Paralymic Athlete, Wheelchair Basketball

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Molly Barker

MSW, founded Girls on the Run

Gabby Reece

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events


Robin Layton

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.