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


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Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers


Ibtihaj Muhammad

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

Britt Kahn

CONAN Talent Executive

Marcia Keegan

Tracey Black

Ashley Smeltzer

Athlete Marketing Coordinator at Red Bull North America

Laurel Richie

Danielle Summers

Senior Business Operations Coordinator, ESPN

Kathryn Olson

Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Sports Foundation

Patricia Phillips


Alana Glass

Amanda Heaton

John Walsh


Erin Leyden

Producer, ESPN Films

Jackie Stasi

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Megan Eisenhard

Kerri Walsh

Chelsie Stegemiller

Christina King

Carol Stiff


Minda Santiago Garvens

Adriana Becerra

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Holly Campbell

Vice President, Marketing Communications for Enterprise Holdings

Jill Frederickson

Sr. Coordinating Producer, ESPN

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Patrick McClenahan

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

Lauren Loberg

Lisa Stokes

Senior Talent Producer, ESPN

Peg Moline

Sasha DiGiulian

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer

Val Ackerman

Former President, WNBA Commissioner, Big East Conference

Andrea Berry


Adriana Rizzo

Lindsey Jacobellis

Snowboardcross Olympic Athlete

Lindsay Kagawa Colas

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Michele Foley

Cindy Timchal

Head Coach, United States Naval Academy

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Rose Smith

Hilary Knight

Porter Littlepage

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Marie Donoghue

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

Grace Kiraguri

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

Kay Moore

Katie Raymond

Michael Bayle

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Sara Gotfredson

Sr. Director, ESPN Customer Marketing & Sales

Alex Mallen

Sport Chalet

Joanna Rice

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

Tiana B. Holt

Russell Wolff


Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Jessica Long

Barb Lazarus

Owner and Founder of Game On!

Dana Allen

Larry Scott

Jill Kinney

Marketing/Branded Entertainment at Gatorade

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

John Skipper

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

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Nancy Hubbell


Keli Lee

Katie Mundell

Chris Talbott

Kathleen Behrens

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

Elysa Walk

General Manager, Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Amanda DeCastro

Communications Manager

Donald McPherson

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

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Kathleen Francis

President, Oasis Sports Ventures, LLC

Kathleen DeBoer

Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)

Winter Vinecki

Allison Kallish

Eric Johnson

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

Cindy Whitehead

Jodi Markley


Jill Brooks

Donna Carpenter

President, Burton Snowboards

Michelle Kwan

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

Jane McManus

Greta Gaines

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby, Youth Development Manager

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Anucha Browne

Julie Foudy

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

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Nancy Major

Natara Holloway

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

Lakey Peterson

Professional Women’s Surfer/ASP World Ranking #7

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Vice President, Phoenix Mercury Vice President, Phoenix Suns

Mary Wittenberg

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

Michael Millay

Isaac Hinds

Amy Purdy

Paralympic Athlete

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Hannah Storm

ESPN Anchor

Glenna Patton

Amy Fuchs

Elly Deutch

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Emily Greener

Co-Founder and Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Henry Friedman

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

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Shamila Kohestani

Former Captain of the Afghan women’s national soccer team

Laura Desmond

Sloane Stephens

Nishima Chudasama

Associate Producer and Campaign Production Manager at Girl Rising

Hilary Shaev

Vice President, Marketing National Basketball Association

Nickole Raymond

Mary O'Connor

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

Kate Fagan

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

Molly Barker

MSW, founded Girls on the Run

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Kate Johnson

Sue Hovey

Former VP and Executive Editor, ESPN The Magazine

Beth Bass


Amy Jo Martin

Founder and CEO of Digital Royalty

Faith Popcorn

BrainReserve, founder and CEO

Cindy Freed

Vice President, Sales Marketing

Luz Amuchastegui

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

Lee Ann Daly

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing National Hockey League

Janet Evans

Olympic Swimmer

Diane Cummins

Gretchen Bleiler

John Lisko

Executive Communication Director Saatchi & Saatchi

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel


Matthew Weeks

Paul Hertel

Chris LaPlaca


Sage Steele

SportsCenter Co-Host, ESPN

Jenna Mielnicki

Therese Steiner

President and Founder of Therese Steiner Consulting

Terri Burke

Sue Rodin

Tonya Cornileus


Mimi Griffin

President & CEO, MSG Promotions, Inc.

Laura Gentile

Vice President, espnW

Julie Eddleman

NA Brand Operations Marketing Director

Sarah Spain

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

Julie McGlone

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

Jessica Cassity

Carolyn Feinstein

Senior Vice President, Global Acquisition Marketing Electronic Arts

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Sarah Hirshland

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Julie Juarez

Liesl Holtz

Global Women's Sports Marketing Manager at Oakley

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Amy Stanton

Founder & CEO, Stanton & Company, LLC

Leslie Gittess

Langely McNeal

Chris McKendry

Commentator Co-Host Midday SportsCenter

Katie Kotkins

Kat Kirsch Alford

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Joy Russo

Rob King

Senior Vice President, Editorial for ESPN Digital and Print Media

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sports Business Management Program

Patricia Betron

Senior Vice President, Multimedia Sales

Gabby Reece

Carrie A Brzezinski

Kerin Hempel

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

Lauren Stevenson

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

Heather Scheer

Caroline Andrew

Vice President of Mfa Marketing and Communications

Amanda Carmichael

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Diane Lamb

Vice President, Communications

Alana Nichols

Paralymic Athlete, Wheelchair Basketball

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

Maureen Lindsey

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier & Olympic Hopeful

John Kosner


Christine Plonsky

Sue Enquist

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Nefertiti Walker

Diane Penny

Ashley Koff, RD

Celebrity Dietitian, Author, Health and Lifestyle Contributor

Sanya Richards-Ross

4-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Amy Huchthausen

Lisa Strasman

Rosalyn Durant

Andrea Chu

Elena Hight

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Summer Sanders

Olympic Swimmer and Television Personality

Lindsay Amstutz

Vice President of Marketing for FOX Sports Regional Sports Networks

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Megan Porteous

Oakley Sports Marketing Manager

Tina Thornton

Julie Moeller

Carmelita Jeter


Michele Promaulayko

Editor-in-Chief, Women's Health

Mehman Karimov

Kerry D. Chandler

Executive Vice President, Human Resources National Basketball Association

Stephanie Druley

Vice President, Production

Christine Godleski

Chief Operating Officer of the Women's National Basketball Association

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Allison Leahy

Taylor Townsend

Professional Tennis Player

Lori LeBas

SVP Bus Ops, Sales and Marketing at ESPN

Katie Richman

Karen Brodkin

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

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO of the Women’s Tennis Association

Sharon Byers

SVP, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cola North America

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Tonya Antonucci

Jessica Mendoza

Athlete, Olympic Gold Medalist

Alicia McConnell

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

Morgan Flatley

VP Marketing Gatorade

Sarah Reinertsen

American Athlete

Kelly Hampton

Kristine Lilly

Retired American Soccer Player

Judy Sweet

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

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Karen Poole

Adam Deutsch

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


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.