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

Sloane Stephens

Professional tennis player

Vivian Newman

Mother of Jaden & Julian Newman & Basketball Coach

Liz Arky

Principal, Arky Group Consulting LLC

Heather Spears

Global Communications Manager, TaylorMade Golf Company

Dr. Kevin Stone

Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Ruthie Bolton

Kerri Walsh

Molly Barker

Founder, Girls on the Run

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, National Hockey League

Jessica Holtz

Agent, CAA Sports

Kelly Pena

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

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Terri Burke

VP, Marketing & Business Development, Edwards Lifesciences

Shamila Kohestani

Former captain, Afghan women's naBonal soccer team

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Sarah Reinertsen

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Katie Kotkins

Cycle for Survival

Brent Gordon

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

Kathryn Schloessman

Schloessman, Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission

John Honerkamp

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

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Global Consumer & Brand Marketing, Facebook

Britt Kahn

Talent ExecuBve, CONAN

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Mary O'Connor

SVP, The Marketing Arm

Jaden Newman

Womens Basketball Player

Amy Jo Martin

Digital Royalty Inc.

Linda Shetina Logan

Greater Columbus Sports Commission

Chris McKendry

SportsCenter anchor, ESPN

Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Lakey Peterson

Association of Surfing Professionals

Carrie Drinkwater

Drinkwater, Agency/Client

Kristine Lilly

Retired soccer player, World Cup and Olympic gold medalist

Cynthia Hogan

SVP for Public Policy, National Football League

Monica Fee

Fee, CAA Sports

Gretchen Bleiler


Melisa Brenner

Brenner, NBA

Jacqui Spence

Chair, TPT Partners

Hannah Storm

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

Gina Porretti

Vice President, Production, Fox Sports

Julian Newman

Basketball Player

Dawn Scott

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

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Sage Steele

NBA Countdown Host, Sports Center Co-Host

Jessica Mendoza

Olympic Gold Medalist & ESPN Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Larry Scott

Pac-12 Conference

Deborah Larkin

CEO, Women's Sports Foundation

Alana Nichols

Paralympic wheelchair basketball player and alpine skier

Abby Wambach

US Soccer

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi

, The Tucker Center

Karen Brodkin

President, Business Affairs, WME|IMG Worldwide

Sarah Spain

Columnist, Radio Host, SportsCenter Reporter, espnW

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Judith Sweet


Lindsay Amstutz

FOX Sports Networks

Julie Foudy

espnW Talent, Soccer Commentator, Features Reporter and Host

Jane McManus

Writer, espnW

Michelle Kwan

Analyst, Fox Sports, reBred figure skater, Olympic medalist

Lisa Murray

Murray, Octagon

Sarah Robb O'Hagan


Mehman Karimov

CEO, Sport For Development Public Union, Republic of Azerbaijan

Anucha Browne

Vice President of Women's Basketball Championships, NCAA

Rachel Frank

Physician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, EY

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Olympic sabre fencer

Katie Myers

, CAA Sports Consulting

Elysa Walk

Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Lis Moss

Agent, CAA Sports

Linda Driscoll

Founder & CEO, Dream Big!

Don McPherson

Activist, Educator, College Football Hall of Famer

Amy Purdy

US Paralympic snowboarder, spokesperson

John Lisko

Executive Communications Director, Saatchi & Saatchi LA

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports

Justine Siegal

Baseball For All

Nefertiti Walker

Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Merritt Paulson

Owner Portland Thorns & Timbers

Jennifer Chun

SVP, Content Acquisition, Time Warner Cable

Molly Finnerty

Director, Investment, Initiative

Faith Popcorn

Founder & CEO, Brain Reserve, Author

Ann Meyers Drysdale

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

Christina Lance

Manager, Championship Communications, United States Golf Association

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Brittany Cranston

Director of Communications, CytoSport/Muscle Milk

Leslie Brandow

Global Marketing, TaylorMade Golf

Kerry D. Chandler

Chief Human Resources Officer, Under Armour

Sydney Leroux

US Women's National Soccer Team

Patrick McClenahan

President and Chief ExecuBve Officer, 2015 Special Olympics World Games

Taylor Townsend

Professional tennis player

Allyson Felix


Jessica Long

Paralympic swimmer and gold medalist

Aleia Naylor

Vice President, Marketing, Women's Sports Foundation

Lindsey Jacobellis

Olympic snowboarder

Carrie Bocian

VP, Content Acquisition, Time Warner Cable

Amy Stanton

Stanton & Company

Henry Friedman

Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Adriana Becerra

, Director, FOX Media Services

Meredith Walker

Amy Poehler's Smart Girls

Jamie Newman

Basketball Coach and Founder of Hoops of America

Mary Wittenberg

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

Julia Pine


Summer Sanders

Blackline Media

Alexa Cook

Agent, CAA Sports

Kristin Malaspina

Vice President Partnership Marketing, Time Warner Cable

Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Sheree Waterson


Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Carmelita Jeter

Track & field athlete, three-­?Bme Olympic medalist

Kate Fagan

Writer, espnW

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Emily Greener

Co-­Founder & Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Kavitha Davidson

Sports Columnist, Bloomberg View

Ashley Koff, RD

dietitian, author, health & lifestyle contributor

Hilary Shaev


Jenni Luke

CEO, Step Up

Tambra Bonatti

Co-Founder, Creative Director, Bright Spot Creative


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.