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


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Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers


Terri Burke

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Russell Wolff


Shamila Kohestani

Former Captain of the Afghan women’s national soccer team

Ashley Smeltzer

Athlete Marketing Coordinator at Red Bull North America

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Lisa Stokes

Senior Talent Producer, ESPN

Tracey Black

Therese Steiner

President and Founder of Therese Steiner Consulting

Rob King

Senior Vice President, Editorial for ESPN Digital and Print Media

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Alicia McConnell

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

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Nishima Chudasama

Associate Producer and Campaign Production Manager at Girl Rising

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Adam Deutsch

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

Kacy Catanzaro

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Elly Deutch

Morgan Flatley

VP Marketing Gatorade

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Kerry D. Chandler

Executive Vice President, Human Resources National Basketball Association

Heather Scheer

Molly Barker

MSW, founded Girls on the Run

Megan Eisenhard

Sarah Robb O'Hagan


Michele Foley

Porter Littlepage

John Kosner


Dana Allen

Holly Campbell

Vice President, Marketing Communications for Enterprise Holdings

Luz Amuchastegui

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

Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Andy Walshe

Director of High Performance, Red Bull

Liesl Holtz

Global Women's Sports Marketing Manager at Oakley

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Val Ackerman

Former President, WNBA Commissioner, Big East Conference

Donna Carpenter

President, Burton Snowboards

Emily Greener

Co-Founder and Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Michael Millay

Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

James Maas

, Sleep to Win!

Henry Friedman

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

Cindy Freed

Vice President, Sales Marketing

Peg Moline

Mehman Karimov

Jenna Mielnicki

Faith Popcorn

BrainReserve, founder and CEO

Julie Juarez

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Mo'ne Davis

Pitcher, Philadelphia Taney Dragons

Caroline Andrew

Vice President of Mfa Marketing and Communications

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Allison Leahy

Diane Cummins

Larry Scott

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Hannah Storm

ESPN Anchor

Kerri Walsh

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Nickole Raymond

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Ashley Koff, RD

Celebrity Dietitian, Author, Health and Lifestyle Contributor

Patricia Betron


Amy Purdy

Paralympic Athlete

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Sue Enquist

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Donald McPherson

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

Mimi Griffin

President & CEO, MSG Promotions, Inc.

Sharon Byers

SVP, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cola North America

Cindy Timchal

Head Coach, United States Naval Academy

Lindsay Amstutz

, FOX Sports Networks

Amanda Carmichael

Barb Lazarus

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

Patricia Phillips


Ibtihaj Muhammad

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

Sloane Stephens

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Diane Penny

Nicole Castrale

LPGA Tour Player

Katie Kotkins

Sage Steele

SportsCenter Co-Host, ESPN

Chris Talbott

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Marie Donoghue

ESPN executive vice president, global strategy and original content

Kristine Lilly

Retired American Soccer Player

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Chelsie Stegemiller

Greta Gaines

Cindy Whitehead

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

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Tina Thornton

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Michele Promaulayko

Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Health

Tonya Cornileus

, ESPN Human Resources

John Skipper

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

Elysa Walk

General Manager, Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Kathleen Behrens

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

Beth Bass


Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Nancy Hubbell


Ann Meyers Drysdale

Vice President Phoenix Suns & Mercury, Phoenix Suns/Mercury

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Kay Moore

Lori LeBas

SVP Bus Ops, Sales and Marketing at ESPN

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

Michael Bayle

Danielle Summers

Senior Business Operations Coordinator, ESPN

John Walsh

EVP & Executive Editor, ESPN

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sports Business Management Program

Christine Plonsky

Winter Vinecki

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician

Lakey Peterson

Professional Women’s Surfer/ASP World Ranking #7

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Karen Brodkin

President of Business Affairs, IMG

Brittney Griner

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Laurie Orlando

Senior Vice President, Talent Development & Planning

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Lindsay Colas

Katie Raymond

Lauren Stevenson

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

Lisa Strasman

, NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Gretchen Bleiler

Alana Nichols

Paralymic Athlete, Wheelchair Basketball

Jessica Mendoza

ESPN Sideline Reporter and Studio Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Leslie Gittess

Rose Smith

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Jessica Cassity

Chris LaPlaca


Sasha DiGiulian

Isaac Hinds

John Lisko

Executive Communication Director Saatchi & Saatchi

Julie McGlone

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

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Carol Stiff


Kate Fagan

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

Christina King

Sarah Hirshland

Sanya Richards-Ross

4-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Lee Ann Daly

Katie Mundell

Jill Brooks

Hilary Knight

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Nefertiti Walker

Chloe Kim

Professional American Snowboarder

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby, Youth Development Manager

Leah LaPlaca

Adriana Becerra

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Stefanie Dolson

Maria Shriver

Anucha Browne

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Ruthie Bolton

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Joy Russo

Tiana B. Holt

Sarah Reinertsen

American Athlete

Katie Richman

Director, Social Strategy & Product Development, espnW

Allison Kallish

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Natara Holloway

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

Judy Sweet

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

Tonya Antonucci

Amanda DeCastro

Communications Manager

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Consumer Marketing, Facebook

Sue Hovey

Former VP and Executive Editor, ESPN The Magazine

Carmelita Jeter


Taylor Townsend

Professional Tennis Player

Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

Elena Delle Donne

Jane McManus

Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks

Nancy Major

Mary O'Connor

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

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Julie Foudy


Amy Huchthausen

Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Kat Kirsch Alford

Rosalyn Durant

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

Hilary Shaev

Vice President, Marketing National Basketball Association

Megan Porteous

Oakley Sports Marketing Manager

Gabby Reece

Kerin Hempel

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

Heidi Sandreuter

VP Women's Marketing, Under Armour

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Chris McKendry

Commentator Co-Host Midday SportsCenter

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Janet Evans

Olympic Swimmer

Summer Sanders

Olympic Swimmer and Television Personality

Amy Jo Martin

Founder and CEO of Digital Royalty

Kathryn Olson

Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Sports Foundation

Patrick McClenahan

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

Paul Hertel

Erin Leyden

Producer, ESPN Films

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing National Hockey League

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Amy Fuchs


Alex Mallen

Sport Chalet

Sue Rodin

Laura Desmond

Jeremy Schaap

Jessica Long

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Christine Godleski


Joanna Rice

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

Grace Kiraguri

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

Minda Santiago Garvens

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier & Olympic Hopeful

Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Adriana Rizzo

Elena Hight

Andrea Chu

Jackie Stasi

Michelle Kwan

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

Kathleen Francis

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

Mary Wittenberg

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

Glenna Patton

Julie Moeller

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Langely McNeal

Kate Johnson

Keli Lee

Matthew Weeks

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Amanda Heaton

Melanne Verveer

Partner, Seneca Point Global

Jill Kinney

Marketing/Branded Entertainment at Gatorade

Britt Kahn

CONAN Talent Executive

Stephanie Druley

Vice President, Production

Julie Eddleman

NA Brand Operations Marketing Director

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Alana Glass

Kathleen DeBoer

Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)

Lauren Loberg

Lindsey Jacobellis

Snowboardcross Olympic Athlete


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.