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


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Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers


Adriana Rizzo

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Lakey Peterson

Professional Women’s Surfer/ASP World Ranking #7

Sue Enquist

Laura Desmond

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Liesl Holtz

Global Women's Sports Marketing Manager at Oakley

Erin Leyden

Producer, ESPN Films

Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

John Skipper

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

Jenna Mielnicki

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Jessica Mendoza

ESPN Sideline Reporter and Studio Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Mary O'Connor

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

Andy Walshe

Director of High Performance, Red Bull

Sloane Stephens

Danielle Summers

Senior Business Operations Coordinator, ESPN

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Sasha DiGiulian

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Consumer Marketing, Facebook

Kathryn Olson

Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Sports Foundation

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Holly Campbell

Vice President, Marketing Communications for Enterprise Holdings

Stefanie Dolson

Elysa Walk

General Manager, Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Therese Steiner

President and Founder of Therese Steiner Consulting

Nickole Raymond

Michael Bayle

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

Matthew Weeks

Lauren Stevenson

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

Joanna Rice

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

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Kat Kirsch Alford

Chloe Kim

Professional American Snowboarder

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Terri Burke

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Kristine Lilly

Retired American Soccer Player

Leah LaPlaca

Christina King

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sports Business Management Program

Janet Evans

Olympic Swimmer

Tracey Black

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Winter Vinecki

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Luz Amuchastegui

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

Christine Godleski


Barb Lazarus

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

Peg Moline

John Lisko

Executive Communication Director Saatchi & Saatchi

Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing National Hockey League

Patrick McClenahan

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

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Shamila Kohestani

Former Captain of the Afghan women’s national soccer team

Kerin Hempel

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

Nishima Chudasama

Associate Producer and Campaign Production Manager at Girl Rising

Nancy Major

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Larry Scott

Hilary Shaev

Vice President, Marketing National Basketball Association

Henry Friedman

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

Carol Stiff


Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer

John Walsh

EVP & Executive Editor, ESPN

Kerri Walsh

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

Patricia Betron


Tina Thornton

Russell Wolff


Amanda Heaton

Alicia McConnell

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

Michelle Kwan

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

Taylor Townsend

Professional Tennis Player

Ruthie Bolton

Natara Holloway

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

Julie McGlone

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

Sanya Richards-Ross

4-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Brittney Griner

Megan Porteous

Oakley Sports Marketing Manager

Maria Shriver

Anucha Browne

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Minda Santiago Garvens

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Caroline Andrew

Vice President of Mfa Marketing and Communications

Sue Hovey

Former VP and Executive Editor, ESPN The Magazine

Paul Hertel

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks

Tiana B. Holt

Marie Donoghue

ESPN executive vice president, global strategy and original content

Isaac Hinds

Laurie Orlando

Senior Vice President, Talent Development & Planning

Amy Huchthausen

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

John Kosner


Rose Smith

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

James Maas

, Sleep to Win!

Chris Talbott

Nefertiti Walker

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby, Youth Development Manager

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician

Val Ackerman

Former President, WNBA Commissioner, Big East Conference

Tonya Antonucci

Ibtihaj Muhammad

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

Sarah Hirshland

Katie Mundell

Amy Jo Martin

Founder and CEO of Digital Royalty

Jessica Long

Diane Penny

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Jessica Cassity

Christine Plonsky

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Jackie Stasi

Kacy Catanzaro

Katie Kotkins

Jeremy Schaap

Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Lisa Strasman

, NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Vice President Phoenix Suns & Mercury, Phoenix Suns/Mercury

Lindsay Amstutz

, FOX Sports Networks

Alana Nichols

Paralymic Athlete, Wheelchair Basketball

Alex Mallen

Sport Chalet

Sue Rodin

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN


Melanne Verveer

Partner, Seneca Point Global

Allison Leahy

Lauren Loberg

Langely McNeal

Julie Foudy


Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Elena Delle Donne

Leslie Gittess

Gabby Reece

Nicole Castrale

LPGA Tour Player

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Molly Barker

MSW, founded Girls on the Run

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Donna Carpenter

President, Burton Snowboards

Patricia Phillips


Alana Glass

Donald McPherson

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

Glenna Patton

Michele Promaulayko

Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Health

Morgan Flatley

VP Marketing Gatorade

Jill Kinney

Marketing/Branded Entertainment at Gatorade

Adriana Becerra

Diane Cummins

Lori LeBas

SVP Bus Ops, Sales and Marketing at ESPN

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Adam Deutsch

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

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Cindy Timchal

Head Coach, United States Naval Academy

Rob King

Senior Vice President, Editorial for ESPN Digital and Print Media

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Ashley Koff, RD

Celebrity Dietitian, Author, Health and Lifestyle Contributor

Kathleen DeBoer

Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)

Megan Eisenhard

Lindsay Colas

Mo'ne Davis

Pitcher, Philadelphia Taney Dragons

Mimi Griffin

President & CEO, MSG Promotions, Inc.

Michael Millay

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Sarah Reinertsen

American Athlete

Hannah Storm

ESPN Anchor

Lisa Stokes

Senior Talent Producer, ESPN

Julie Eddleman

NA Brand Operations Marketing Director

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Kate Fagan

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

Julie Juarez

Jill Brooks

Elena Hight

Cindy Whitehead

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

Beth Bass


Nancy Hubbell


Elly Deutch

Karen Brodkin

President of Business Affairs, IMG

Sarah Robb O'Hagan


Chelsie Stegemiller

Allison Kallish

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Michele Foley

Keli Lee

Faith Popcorn

BrainReserve, founder and CEO

Mehman Karimov

Carmelita Jeter


Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier & Olympic Hopeful

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Heather Scheer

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Judy Sweet

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

Chris McKendry

Commentator Co-Host Midday SportsCenter

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Heidi Sandreuter

VP Women's Marketing, Under Armour

Dana Allen

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Kathleen Francis

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

Jane McManus

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Katie Richman

Director, Social Strategy & Product Development, espnW

Mary Wittenberg

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

Kerry D. Chandler

Executive Vice President, Human Resources National Basketball Association

Cindy Freed

Vice President, Sales Marketing

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Summer Sanders

Olympic Swimmer and Television Personality

Amy Fuchs

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Sharon Byers

SVP, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cola North America

Julie Moeller

Amanda DeCastro

Communications Manager

Joy Russo

Britt Kahn

CONAN Talent Executive

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Stephanie Druley

Vice President, Production

Kate Johnson

Gretchen Bleiler

Kathleen Behrens

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

Tonya Cornileus

, ESPN Human Resources

Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Greta Gaines

Amanda Carmichael

Lindsey Jacobellis

Snowboardcross Olympic Athlete

Lee Ann Daly

Katie Raymond

Amy Purdy

Paralympic Athlete

Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Porter Littlepage

Ashley Smeltzer

Athlete Marketing Coordinator at Red Bull North America

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Rosalyn Durant

Chris LaPlaca


Sage Steele

SportsCenter Co-Host, ESPN

Grace Kiraguri

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

Andrea Chu

Emily Greener

Co-Founder and Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Kay Moore

Hilary Knight


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