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


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Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers


Amy Jo Martin

Founder and CEO of Digital Royalty

Chloe Kim

Professional American Snowboarder

Holly Campbell

Vice President, Marketing Communications for Enterprise Holdings

Chris McKendry

Commentator Co-Host Midday SportsCenter

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Sage Steele

SportsCenter Co-Host, ESPN

Molly Barker

MSW, founded Girls on the Run

Michelle Kwan

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

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Sarah Reinertsen

American Athlete

Patrick McClenahan

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

Amy Purdy

Paralympic Athlete

Andrea Berry


Sanya Richards-Ross

4-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Lori LeBas

SVP Bus Ops, Sales and Marketing at ESPN

Julie Juarez

Lauren Stevenson

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

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Sharon Byers

SVP, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cola North America

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Tonya Antonucci

Maria Shriver

Christina King

Kathleen Behrens

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

Nicole Castrale

LPGA Tour Player

Amanda Carmichael

Amanda DeCastro

Communications Manager

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Leah LaPlaca

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby, Youth Development Manager

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Stephanie Druley

Vice President, Production

Adriana Becerra

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Heather Scheer

Nickole Raymond

Katie Mundell

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Erin Leyden

Producer, ESPN Films

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Nancy Hubbell


Emily Greener

Co-Founder and Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Lauren Loberg

Michael Millay

Langely McNeal

Michele Promaulayko

Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Health

Alana Nichols

Paralymic Athlete, Wheelchair Basketball

Larry Scott

Ibtihaj Muhammad

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

Kerri Walsh

Beth Bass


Patricia Betron

Senior Vice President, Multimedia Sales

Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Lakey Peterson

Professional Women’s Surfer/ASP World Ranking #7

Laura Desmond

Alana Glass

Henry Friedman

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

Keli Lee

Nefertiti Walker

Lindsay Kagawa Colas

Kay Moore

Michele Foley

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Tiana B. Holt

Anucha Browne

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Britt Kahn

CONAN Talent Executive

Nishima Chudasama

Associate Producer and Campaign Production Manager at Girl Rising

Amy Fuchs

Jackie Stasi

Laura Gentile

Vice President, espnW

Mary Wittenberg

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

Laurie Orlando

Senior Vice President, Talent Development & Planning

Kathleen DeBoer

Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Alex Mallen

Sport Chalet

Tonya Cornileus


Greta Gaines

Rose Smith

Melanne Verveer

Chris LaPlaca


James Maas

CEO, Sleep for Success! & Sleep to Win!

Matthew Weeks

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Lindsay Amstutz

, FOX Sports Networks

Rosalyn Durant

Kate Fagan

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

Leslie Gittess

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Vice President Phoenix Suns & Mercury, Phoenix Suns/Mercury

Lisa Strasman

, NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Adam Deutsch

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

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Jenna Mielnicki

Kerry D. Chandler

Executive Vice President, Human Resources National Basketball Association

Julie Moeller

Tina Thornton

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Taylor Townsend

Professional Tennis Player

Kathleen Francis

Chair/President, Women in Sports & Events (WISE)

Porter Littlepage

Adriana Rizzo

Cindy Freed

Vice President, Sales Marketing

Gabby Reece

Kerin Hempel

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

Christine Godleski

Chief Operating Officer of the Women's National Basketball Association

Katie Kotkins

Sarah Hirshland

Terri Burke

Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

Elena Hight

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Nancy Major

John Lisko

Executive Communication Director Saatchi & Saatchi

Judy Sweet

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

Kristine Lilly

Retired American Soccer Player

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Amanda Heaton

Karen Brodkin

President of Business Affairs, IMG

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician

Ashley Smeltzer

Athlete Marketing Coordinator at Red Bull North America

Mo'ne Davis

Pitcher, Philadelphia Taney Dragons

Kat Kirsch Alford

Caroline Andrew

Vice President of Mfa Marketing and Communications

Janet Evans

Olympic Swimmer

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Sloane Stephens

Lee Ann Daly

Julie Foudy


Mary O'Connor

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

Hannah Storm

ESPN Anchor

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Hilary Knight

Isaac Hinds

Paul Hertel

Stefanie Dolson

Elena Delle Donne

Sue Hovey

Former VP and Executive Editor, ESPN The Magazine

Dana Allen

Jane McManus

Faith Popcorn

BrainReserve, founder and CEO

Kate Johnson

Jessica Long

Russell Wolff


Katie Raymond

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Jessica Cassity

Jessica Mendoza

ESPN Sideline Reporter and Studio Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Julie McGlone

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

John Walsh


Andrea Chu

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Donald McPherson

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

Carol Stiff


Chris Talbott

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Diane Penny

Ashley Koff, RD

Celebrity Dietitian, Author, Health and Lifestyle Contributor

Danielle Summers

Senior Business Operations Coordinator, ESPN

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Marie Donoghue

ESPN executive vice president, global strategy and original content

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales


Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Cindy Whitehead

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

Jill Kinney

Marketing/Branded Entertainment at Gatorade

Sarah Robb O'Hagan


Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Barb Lazarus

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

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Minda Santiago Garvens

Lindsey Jacobellis

Snowboardcross Olympic Athlete

Winter Vinecki

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sports Business Management Program

Megan Porteous

Oakley Sports Marketing Manager

Brittney Griner

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Chelsie Stegemiller

Jill Brooks

Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

John Kosner


Lisa Stokes

Senior Talent Producer, ESPN

Elysa Walk

General Manager, Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Natara Holloway

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

Christine Plonsky

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Mehman Karimov

Allison Kallish

Peg Moline

Val Ackerman

Former President, WNBA Commissioner, Big East Conference

Sue Enquist

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Shamila Kohestani

Former Captain of the Afghan women’s national soccer team

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

Joy Russo

Morgan Flatley

VP Marketing Gatorade

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing National Hockey League

Katie Richman

Director, Social Strategy & Product Development, espnW

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Summer Sanders

Olympic Swimmer and Television Personality

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Grace Kiraguri

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

Elly Deutch

Patricia Phillips


John Skipper

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

Hilary Shaev

Vice President, Marketing National Basketball Association

Sue Rodin

Cindy Timchal

Head Coach, United States Naval Academy

Donna Carpenter

President, Burton Snowboards

Amy Huchthausen

Jeremy Schaap

Andy Walshe

Director of High Performance, Red Bull

Diane Cummins

Mimi Griffin

President & CEO, MSG Promotions, Inc.

Allison Leahy

Michael Bayle

Rob King

Senior Vice President, Editorial for ESPN Digital and Print Media

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Consumer Marketing, Facebook

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Julie Eddleman

NA Brand Operations Marketing Director

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Alicia McConnell

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

Liesl Holtz

Global Women's Sports Marketing Manager at Oakley

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Sasha DiGiulian

Carmelita Jeter


Tracey Black

Joanna Rice

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

Gretchen Bleiler

Kathryn Olson

Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Sports Foundation

Megan Eisenhard

Therese Steiner

President and Founder of Therese Steiner Consulting

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier & Olympic Hopeful

Glenna Patton

Luz Amuchastegui

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


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.