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


Be sure to add your own bio when you register for 2015. Learn more about Summit speakers and participants, and those from previous years.

Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers

Liz Arky

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

Christina Lance

Manager, Championship Communications, United States Golf Association

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Jamie Newman

, Basketball Coach and Founder of Hoops of America

Jennifer Chun

SVP, Content Acquisition, Time Warner Cable

Lis Moss

Agent, CAA Sports

Dawn Scott

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

Gina Porretti

Vice President, Production, Fox Sports

Meredith Walker

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

Gretchen Bleiler

Olympic Snowboarder, Athlete

Jacqui Spence

Board Director, TPT Partners

Kathryn Schloessman

President, Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission

Linda Driscoll

Founder & CEO, Dream Big!

Julie Foudy


Julian Newman

, Basketball Player

Arthur Joseph

Carrie Drinkwater

Drinkwater, Agency/Client

Kate Fagan

Writer, espnW

Jenni Luke

CEO, Step Up

Deborah Larkin

CEO, Women's Sports Foundation

Aleia Naylor

Vice President, Marketing, Women's Sports Foundation

Judith Sweet

, Gender Equity Consultant

Andrea Berry

Broadcast Media Consultant, Fox Networks Group

Katie Myers

, CAA Sports Consulting

Sage Steele

NBA Countdown Host, Sports Center Co-Host

Ann Meyers Drysdale

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

Jane McManus

Writer, espnW

Dr. Kevin Stone

Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

John Honerkamp

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

Carrie Bocian

VP, Content Acquisition, Time Warner Cable

Jessica Holtz

Agent, CAA Sports

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Rachel Frank

Physician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center

Christina Anderson

Monica Fee

Agent, CAA Sports

Amy Van Dyken

, 6-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, National Hockey League

Jaden Newman

, Womens Basketball Player

Sarah Spain

Columnist, Radio Host, SportsCenter Reporter, espnW

Nicole M. LaVoi

The Tucker Center

Cynthia Hogan

SVP for Public Policy, National Football League

Karen Brodkin

President, Business Affairs, WME|IMG Worldwide

Henry Friedman

Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Meg Aronowitz

Coordinating Producer, ESPN

Morgan Flatley

CMO, Gatorade

Anucha Browne

Vice President of Women's Basketball Championships, NCAA

Kristin Malaspina

Vice President Partnership Marketing, Time Warner Cable

Kerry D. Chandler

Chief Human Resources Officer, Under Armour

Molly Finnerty

Director, Investment, Initiative

Jake Waxenberg

Director of Brand Strategy, Athos

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Brittany Cranston

Director of Communications, CytoSport/Muscle Milk

Vivian Newman

, Mother of Jaden & Julian Newman & Basketball Coach

Kelly Pena

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

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, EY

Carmelita Jeter

Track & Field Athlete

Amy Stanton

Stanton & Company

Heather Spears

PR Consultant, The Brand Amp


VP, Marketing & Business Development, Edwards Lifesciences

Mary O'Connor

SVP, The Marketing Arm

Leslie Brandow

Global Marketing, TaylorMade Golf

Alexa Cook

Agent, CAA Sports

Linda Shetina Logan

Executive Director, Greater Columbus Sports Commission

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Adriana Becerra

, Director, FOX Media Services

Brent Gordon

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

Kavitha Davidson

Sports Columnist, Bloomberg View

Kevin Plank

Plank, Founder & CEO, Under Armour

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports

Jessica Mendoza

Olympic Gold Medalist & ESPN Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Abby Wambach

US Soccer

Charlie Callahan

Co-Founder, Bright Spot

Julia Pine

Asst. Director, Communications, SCGA

Ali Krieger

US Soccer


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.