October 12-14, 2016 | St. Regis Monarch Beach | Dana Point, California


Be sure to add your own bio when you register for 2016. Learn more about Summit speakers and participants, and those from previous years.

Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers

Nancy Lough

President / Professor, Sport Marketing Association & UNLV

Holly Humphrey

Director, Strategic Programs, EY

Susy Jackson

Executive Editor, Women in the World/Tina Brown Live Media

Sam Gordon

Athlete, Football, Soccer, Track

Dr. Ashleigh Huffman

University of Tennessee

Katie Montiel Vidaillet

Senior Manager, Gatorade

Rachel Frank

Physician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center

Caroline Maher

Taekwondo Hall of Fame, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Sue Bird

Professional Athlete, WNBA

Julian Newman

Athlete, Basketball

Lynn Holzman

Commissioner, West Coast Conference

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Terence Keenan

Security, ESPN Global Security

Jennifer Chun

SVP, Content Acquisition, Time Warner Cable

Ali Bronson

Assoc Producer II, ESPN Radio

Jake Waxenberg

Director of Brand Strategy, Athos

Julie Paterson

Paterson, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Terri Burke

VP, Marketing & Business Development, Edwards Lifesciences

Alexa Cook

Agent, CAA Sports

Vivian Newman

Mother of Jaden & Julian Newman, Basketball Coach

Julia Mancuso

Olympic Ski Racer

John Honerkamp

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

Linda Driscoll

Founder & CEO, Dream Big!

Katie Myers

Executive, CAA Sports Consulting

Erin Leyden

Sr Producer, ESPN Films

Robert LeGrand

Account Executive, ESPN CMS

Sharon Lancu

Director, Initiative

Sue Enquist

Owner, Sue Enquist Coaching

Najat Alsayegh

Youth Development Specialist, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Louise Cornetta

ESPN Radio Program Director II, ESPN Radio

Karen Cox

Women's Brand Director, Oakley, Oakley

Lauren Loberg

Sport Psychology Consultant, Pyramid Performance Consulting

Kate Gustafson

Writer, ivivva by lululemon athletica

Miraj Parikh

Director Partnerships & Activations, Northwestern Mutual

Dani Rylan

Commissioner, National Women's Hockey League

Tesfaye Negussie

Associate Producer, espnW

Linda Shetina Logan

Executive Director, Greater Columbus Sports Commission

Adriana Becerra

Director, FOX Media Services

Julia Pine

Asst. Director, Communications, SCGA

Kristin Malaspina

Vice President Partnership Marketing, Time Warner Cable

Melanie Jackson

Senior Editor, espnW

Kaitee Daley

Senior Editor, Social/Viral Content, ESPN

Corinne Nevinny

Chief Fitness Officer, Fight 2B Fit

Arthur Joseph

Founder and Chairman, The Vocal Awareness Institute

Joan Coraggio

Group Communications Director - Brand Integration, Saatchi & Saatchi

Liz Arky

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

John Wildhack

EVP Programming & Production, ESPN

Ken Boudreau

Sr. Director ESPN Media Technologies, ESPN

Sofia Sanchez

Founder, Activate YA

Brent Gordon

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

Tara Roberts

Founder, Girltank

Kathryn Schloessman

President, Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission

Christina Lance

Manager, Championship Communications, United States Golf Association

Jamie Valvano

Cancer Survivor, The V Foundation

Batoul Arnaout

Influencer, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Erin Hartman

COO, Beyond Sticks

Laura Ramirez

Associate Producer, ESPN- Los Angeles Production Office

Josette Persson

Executive Producer, Point Studio/Women in the World

Tara Chozet

Senior Publicist, ESPN

Xavi Cortadellas

Cortadellas, Gatorade

Emily Hughes

Business Consultant, Google

Christa Riepe

Owner and Founder, Elite Symmetry

David Williams

Corporate Communications, ESPN

Sean T Hanrahan

SVP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Kimberly Jarvis

ESPN Images Photo Coordinator, ESPN Images

Christopher Lin

Web Developer, espnW

Monica Diaz

VP Diversity, Inclusion & Wellness, ESPN

Sarah Spain

Columnist, Radio Host, SportsCenter Reporter, espnW

Anucha Browne

Vice President of Women's Basketball Championships, NCAA

Deborah Larkin

CEO, Women's Sports Foundation

Christopher Eames

VP, Customer Marketing & Sales, ESPN

Mark Lewis

Executive Vice President of Championships & Alliances, NCAA

Tonya Cornileus

VP, Learning & Org Development, ESPN Human Resources

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Emilie Bydwell

Head of Rugby Programming, ATAVUS / USA Rugby

Mary O'Connor

SVP, The Marketing Arm

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Carrie Drinkwater

SVP, Mediahub

Julie Sobieski

VP, ESPN Programming

Jamie Newman

Founder of Hoops of America, Basketball Coach

Patricia Betron

SVP, Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Alyson Furch

Director of Client and Corporate Communications, BDA Sports Management

Maureen Huff

VP, Time Warner Cable

Jessica Holtz

Agent, CAA Sports

Ann Francis

VP Production Operations, ESPN Charlotte

Jacqueline Orellana

Marketing, Toyota

Ashley Adam

Producer, ESPN

Dawn Scott

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

Lisa Murray

EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Octagon Worldwide

Jill Gregory

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Industry Services, NASCAR

Cynthia Hogan

SVP for Public Policy, National Football League

Paulina Kelly

Product Marketing Manager, New Balance

Karen Brodkin

President, Business Affairs, WME|IMG Worldwide

Jill Hotchkiss

VP Marketing + Creative, Disney

Russell Wolff

EVP & Managing Director, ESPN International

Stephanie Rudnick

SVP, Communications, MKTG & The Players Tribune

Rob King

Sr VP SportsCenter & News, ESPN

Tashi Malik

Vice-President of NungshiTashi Foundation, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Isaac Hinds

Senior Brand Manager - Specialty, CYTOSPORT

Chrissy Summers

Founder, Beyond Sticks

Jenni Luke

CEO, Step Up

Claire Lessinger

Sales and Events Manager, Tampa Bay Sports Commission

Rebecca Hudson

Senior Editor, espnW

Veronica Osogo

Tennis Player, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Marina Escobar

VP Visual Technology, ESPN

Louis Roloff

VP, Group Director, Mediavest

Libby Geist

Vice President and Executive Producer, ESPN Films

Adrienne Lofton

SVP, Global Brand Marketing, Under Armour

Nicole LaVoi

Associate Director, The Tucker Center

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Shanelle Barrett

Triathlon Athlete, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Karen Dry

Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual

Tina Thornton

SVP Production, Multimedia Sponsorship Integration & Management Ops, ESPN

Kerry D. Chandler

Chief Human Resources Officer, Under Armour

Michele Roberts

Executive Director, National Basketball Players Association

Sarah Hillyer

Dr., University of Tennessee

Larissa de Leon

AMD, Mediavest

Justin Connolly

ESPN, Disney and ESPN Affiliate Sales and Marketing

Carrie Kabat

Public Relations Manager, New Balance

Mark Gainey

CEO, Strava Inc.

Deidra Maddock

Vice President, Sports Management, ESPN

John Kosner

EVP Digital and Print Media, ESPN

Carolyn Desai

Desai, Time Warner Cable Sports

Nicole M. LaVoi

The Tucker Center

Amy Van Deusen

Editor, espnW

Kavitha Davidson

Sports Columnist, Bloomberg View

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Katie Hnida

First Woman to play D1 Football

Hilary Knight


Debbie Spander

Vice President Broadcasting & Coaching, Wasserman Media Group

Sofia Lombardo-Ramos

VP, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

Cecilia Vales

Gonzo Soccer Executive Director Mexico and Latin America, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Aleia Naylor

Vice President, Marketing, Women's Sports Foundation

Christine Godleski


Gretchen Bleiler

Olympic Snowboarder, Athlete

Ali Krieger

US Soccer

Jessica Shobar

Segment Producer, ESPN

Alison Overholt

Editor-in-Chief, espnW

Carmelita Jeter

Track & Field Athlete

Jacqui Spence

Board Director, TPT Partners

Alana Nichols

Paralympian, Wheelchair Basketball and Alpine Skiing

Jessica Mendoza

Olympic Gold Medalist & ESPN Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Jay Jay Nesheim

Sr. Director, Communications, ESPN

Andrea Young

President, Experiential Marketing, INMarketing Services (a division of Advantage Sales and Marketing)

Sereita Cobbs

Director, Content Integration & Strategy, espnW

Lauren Klopmeyer

Brand Partnerships, WME | IMG

Megan Greenwell

Senior Editor, ESPN the Magazine

Morgan Flatley

CMO, Gatorade

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Heidi Boynton

Executive Director, Mini Mermaid Running Club

Dr. Henry Friedman

Co Founder, Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Amanda Shalala

Sports Broadcaster, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Nga Le

Business Operation Director, GSMP

Andrea Berry

Broadcast Media Consultant, Fox Networks Group

Therese Steiner

President & Founder, Therese Steiner Consulting

Aly Furch

Director of Client and Corporate Communications, BDA Sports Management

Lori Fuglestad

Director, Global Sports Partners

Rob Koch

Dir. of Communications, USA Hockey

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Amy Stanton

Stanton & Company

Jaden Newman

Womens Basketball Player

Gina Porretti

Vice President, Production, Fox Sports

Barb Lazarus

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

Aaron LaBerge

EVP & Chief Technology Officer, ESPN

Crystal Yang Edwards

Assoc. Director, Publicity, ESPN Communications

Dr. Jill Brooks

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Head to Head Consultants

Amy Huchthausen

Commissioner, America East Conference

Melissa Isaacson

Writer, espnW

Qunnie Lin

Financial Representative, Northwestern Mutual

Leslie Brandow

Global Marketing, TaylorMade Golf

Meg Aronowitz

Coordinating Producer, ESPN

Stephanie Druley

Sr VP Production College Networks, ESPN

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, SC & News, ESPN

Lis Moss

Agent, CAA Sports

Sandy Nunez

Coordinating Producer, SportsCenter, ESPN

Kerry Ruggieri

SVP, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

Tanya Prewitt-White

Dr., Adler University

Claressa Shields

2012 women's boxing Olympic Gold Medalist, Olympic Boxer

Dima Alardah

Youth Team Leader, Social Entrepreneur

Kate Fagan

Writer, espnW

Jenn Holmes

Deputy editor, espnW

Adriana Rizzo

Sr Director Marketing, ESPN

Sage Steele

NBA Countdown Host, SportsCenter Co-Host

Sara Johnson

Studio Director, ESPN

Sydney Davis

Director, Global Diveristy & Inclusion, AEG

Sheldon Spencer

Editor/Communications, ESPN

Kimberly Wilson

VP, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, ESPN

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, National Hockey League

Sue Wicks

Hall of Fame Member, WNBA Legend /Fight 2B Fit

Suzanne Paxton

Olympian; Executive Producer, Point Studio, Inc., Point Studio TV - Television/Video Production

Yasmian Alsharshani

Founder, Qatar Golf Ladies and Yasmian Events, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Marie Donoghue

EVP Global Business Strategy & Original Content, ESPN

Julie Shumaker

Vice President, PLAY, Zynga

Katina Arnold

VP, Corporate Communications, ESPN

Johann Koss

Founder, Right To Play International

Pearl Davenport

Director - Marketing Production, Disney XD Marketing

Patrick Stiegman

VP / Editor Director, ESPN Digital & Print Media, ESPN

Lizzie Velasquez

Motivational Speaker, Author

Lynn Olszowy

Feature Reporter/Producer, espnW

Meredith Walker

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

Carla Bustamante

PR Director, Baseball Team Naranjeros of Hermosillo, GSMP

Nungshi Malik

President of NungshiTashi Foundation, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Pavithra Chandra

Global Sports Mentoring Program

Kelly Pena

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

Ann Meyers Drysdale

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

Shellie Pfohl

Executive Director, Presidents Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

Lindsay Amstutz

Vice President of Marketing, FOX Sports Networks

Jennifer Minogue

ESPN Digital Account Executive, Sales

Hanna Fauzie

Managing Editor, GSMP

Delena Turman

Producer/Associate Producer, ESPN (espnW presents: Be Honest with Cari Champion & First Take)

Edward Erhardt

President, Global Sales and MarketingPresident, ESPN

Gwen Conley

Group Media Director, Saatchi & Saatchi

Mike Denzler

Account Executive, ESPN

Katie Bourner

President Nantes Derby Girls, GSMP

Brittany Cranston

Director of Communications, CytoSport/Muscle Milk

Monica Gonzalez

Analyst, ESPN / Gonzo Soccer

Alicia McMachan

Financial advisor, Northwestern Mutual

Debbie Hesse

Executive Director, USA Swimming Foundation

Carrie Bocian

VP, Content Acquisition, Time Warner Cable

Jess Weiner

CEO, Talk to Jess

Kim Azzarelli

Co Founder, Seneca Women

Amy Rosenfeld

Senior Coordinating Producer, ESPN

Renee Wilson

Chief Client Officer, MSLGROUP

Monica Fee

Agent, CAA Sports

Heather Spears

PR Consultant, The Brand Amp

Nickolas Restivo

Social Media Marketing Manager, Muscle Milk

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Cynthia Coredo

Program Manager, GSMP

Nicole Branagh

UA Athlete, Beach Volleyball

Courtney Hamilton

Director, Fox Networks Group

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, EY

Matt Eisenberg

Editor, espnW

Dr. Kevin Stone

Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Judith Sweet

Consultant, Gender Equity

Wanda Young

VP Media and Digital Marketing, Walmart

Carol Stiff

Vice President Content Program & Integration, espnW

Lisa Stokes

Manager of Booking & Talent Production, ESPN

Victoria Duval


Jesse Lichtenberg

Marketing, BDA Sports Management

Lauren Robinson

Sponsorship Activation, ESPN

Kevin Plank

Founder & CEO, Under Armour

Kevin Martinez

VP, Corp Citizenship, ESPN

Sonja Henning

Sports Marketing, NIKE

Cindy Whitehead

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

Jane McManus

Writer, espnW

Kara Linse

Director, Global Sponsorship Marketing, Olympic Games, Visa

Tiffany Shine

Director of Marketing, Relativity Sports


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