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


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Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers

Nickole Raymond


Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Mehman Karimov

CEO, Sport For Development Public Union, Republic of Azerbaijan

Christine Plonsky

University of Texas

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Kristine Lilly

Retired soccer player, World Cup and Olympic gold medalist

Jill Brooks

Head to Head Consultants

Molly Barker

Founder, Girls on the Run

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Michelle Kwan

Analyst, Fox Sports, reBred figure skater, Olympic medalist

Sarah Reinertsen

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Karen Brodkin

IMG Worldwide

Adriana Becerra

, Director, FOX Media Services

Ruthie Bolton

Morgan Flatley


Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Melanne Verveer

Partner, Seneca Point Global

Katie Kotkins

Cycle for Survival

Lauren Stevenson

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

Kathleen DeBoer

American Volleyball Coaches Association

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Nancy Hubbell


Christine Godleski


Allison Kallish


Mary Wittenberg

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

Winter Vinecki


Jeremy Schaap

Bureau Reporter, ESPN

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Keli Lee

ABC Entertainment Group

Julie Moeller

Amanda Carmichael

Scoutware LLC & WISE Director of Mentorship

Mo'ne Davis


Elena Delle Donne

Chicago Sky

Allison Leahy

Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Chris Talbott


Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Lee Ann Daly


Sanya Richards-Ross

EAG Sports Management

Natara Holloway

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

Chris LaPlaca


Kerry D. Chandler

Chief Human Resources Officer, Under Armour

Sanya Richards-Ross

EAG Sports Management

Kerin Hempel


Leah LaPlaca

VP Talent Planning & Negotiations, ESPN

Kate Johnson

IMG Olympic Consulting

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Beth Bass


Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

Stephanie Druley

Sr VP Production College Networks, ESPN

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Amanda Heaton

Columbia Sportswear

Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Michael Bayle

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Sasha DiGiulian


Tina Thornton

VP Production & Multimedia Intergration & Management Ops, ESPN

Russell Wolff

ESPN International

Kathleen Behrens

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

Minda Santiago Garvens

Stefanie Dolson

Washington Mystics

Tiana B. Holt

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby

Carmelita Jeter

Track & field athlete, three-­?Bme Olympic medalist

Julie Foudy

espnW Talent, Soccer Commentator, Features Reporter and Host

Amy Stanton

, Stanton & Company

Adam Deutsch

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

Megan Porteous

Digital Rotalty

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Greta Gaines


Ashley Koff, RD

dietitian, author, health & lifestyle contributor

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Holly Campbell


Julie McGlone

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

Katie Raymond

JBL/Harman International

Glenna Patton


James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Lauren Loberg

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

Liesl Holtz


Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

Paul Hertel

Andy Walshe

Red Bull

Jessica Cassity

Sage Steele

NBA Countdown Host, Sports Center Co-Host

Lisa Strasman

NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Nishima Chudasama

Girl Rising

Carol Stiff

Vice President Content Program & Integration, espnW

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Heather Scheer

Sr Director Business Affairs, ESPN

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Global Consumer & Brand Marketing, Facebook

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Amy Purdy

US Paralympic snowboarder, spokesperson

Kerri Walsh

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Ashley Smeltzer

Red Bull

Faith Popcorn

Founder & CEO, Brain Reserve, Author

Megan Eisenhard

Learfield Sports

Amy Huchthausen

America East Conference

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

John Skipper

Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks & President, ESPN

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Emily Greener

Co-­Founder & Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Cindy Timchal

Naval Academy

Sloane Stephens

Professional tennis player

Nicole Castrale


John Lisko

Executive Communications Director, Saatchi & Saatchi LA

Langely McNeal

Pro Skier

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Jenna Mielnicki


Jessica Long

Paralympic swimmer and gold medalist

Kat Kirsch Alford

Laura Desmond

CEO, Starcom MediaVest Group

Tonya Antonucci

Chief Marketing Officer, Playworks

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Ann Meyers Drysdale

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

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer II, ESPN

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, National Hockey League

Jessica Mendoza

Olympic Gold Medalist & ESPN Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Britt Kahn

Talent ExecuBve, CONAN

Michele Promaulayko


Katie Mundell


Leslie Gittess

CEO/Blue Sky Media

Mary O'Connor

SVP, The Marketing Arm

Lindsey Jacobellis

Olympic snowboarder

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Donna Carpenter

Burton Snowboards

Laurie Orlando

Sr VP Talent Planning and Development, ESPN

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Lindsay Amstutz

FOX Sports Networks

Amy Jo Martin

Digital Royalty Inc.

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Patricia Phillips


Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Peg Moline

Taylor Townsend

Professional tennis player

Lindsay Colas

Wasserman Media Group

Mimi Griffin

MSG Promotions

John Kosner

EVP Digital and Print Media, ESPN

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Sarah Robb O'Hagan


Nancy Major

Orthopedic Radiology

Sue Rodin

Stars & Strategies, Inc.

Gretchen Bleiler


James Maas

Sleep to Win!

Dana Allen

Competitor Group

Lakey Peterson

Association of Surfing Professionals

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Chloe Kim

Snowboarder, Snowboarder from the US

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Caroline Andrew


Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Larry Scott

Pac-12 Conference

Cindy Freed

VP Sales Communications, ESPN

Luz Amuchastegui

El Desafio

Michele Foley

Sharon Byers

SVP Coca-Cola North America

Jenni Luke

CEO, Step Up

Chris McKendry

SportsCenter anchor, ESPN

Jackie Stasi


Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier

Hilary Shaev


Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Gabby Reece

Brittney Griner

Phoenix Mercury

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Summer Sanders

Blackline Media

CEO, Step Up

Elena Hight

Pro Snowboarder

Amy Fuchs

Time Warner Cable

Terri Burke

VP, Marketing & Business Development, Edwards Lifesciences

Kay Moore

Jenni Luke

CEO, Step Up

Julie Eddleman

Director-Client Service, Google

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Alana Glass

Contributor, Forbes SportsMoney

Judy Sweet

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

Jane McManus

Writer, espnW

Anucha Browne

Vice President of Women's Basketball Championships, NCAA

Alex Mallen


Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Diane Cummins

Hilary Knight


Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Julie Juarez

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Kate Fagan

Writer, espnW

Patricia Betron

SVP, Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Don McPherson

Activist, Educator, College Football Hall of Famer

Kathleen Francis

Women in Sports and Events - WISE

Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Alicia McConnell


Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Olympic sabre fencer

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Tonya Cornileus

ESPN Human Resources

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Andrea Chu


Grace Kiraguri

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

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Val Ackerman

Commissioner, Big East Commissioner

Erin Leyden

ESPN Films

Barb Lazarus

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

max eisenbud

Senior Vice President IMG Tennis, IMG

Alana Nichols

Paralympic wheelchair basketball player and alpine skier

Lori LeBas

Sr VP Strategy & Business Operations, ESPN

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

Lisa Stokes

Manager Talent Planning, ESPN

Sue Enquist

Sue Enquist Coaching, LLC/UCLA

Rob King

Sr VP SportsCenter & News, ESPN

Rosalyn Durant

VP College Sports Programming, ESPN

Hannah Storm

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

Nefertiti Walker

Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Christina King

Marie Donoghue

EVP Global Business Strategy & Original Content, ESPN

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol


Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Shamila Kohestani

Former captain, Afghan women's naBonal soccer team

Cindy Whitehead

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

Adriana Rizzo

Sr Director Mobile & Broadband Marketing, ESPN

Danielle Summers


Maria Shriver

MOS Enterprises

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Chelsie Stegemiller

Red Bull

Therese Steiner

Therese Steiner Consulting

Elysa Walk

Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Patrick McClenahan

President and Chief ExecuBve Officer, 2015 Special Olympics World Games

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Isaac Hinds



Enterprise Holdings

Henry Friedman

, Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center


Robin Layton

hoop the american dream/Robin Layton Photography

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.