October 14-16, 2015 | St. Regis Monarch Beach | Dana Point, California


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Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers

Jenni Luke

CEO, Step Up

Sanya Richards-Ross

EAG Sports Management

Elena Delle Donne

Chicago Sky

Mary Wittenberg

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

Therese Steiner

Therese Steiner Consulting

Alana Nichols

Paralympic wheelchair basketball player and alpine skier

Henry Friedman

, Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Beth Bass


Stefanie Dolson

Washington Mystics

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Sue Rodin

Stars & Strategies, Inc.

Molly Barker

Founder, Girls on the Run

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Isaac Hinds


Lee Ann Daly


Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Alana Glass

Contributor, Forbes SportsMoney

Kristine Lilly

Retired soccer player, World Cup and Olympic gold medalist

Rosalyn Durant

VP College Sports Programming, ESPN

Russell Wolff

ESPN International

Katie Raymond

JBL/Harman International

Grace Kiraguri

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

Lindsey Jacobellis

Olympic snowboarder

Mary O'Connor

SVP, The Marketing Arm

Hilary Knight


Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Kathleen Behrens

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

Julie McGlone

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

Holly Campbell


Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Olympic sabre fencer

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Sanya Richards-Ross

EAG Sports Management

John Kosner

EVP Digital and Print Media, ESPN

Jackie Stasi


Ashley Koff, RD

dietitian, author, health & lifestyle contributor

Patrick McClenahan

President and Chief ExecuBve Officer, 2015 Special Olympics World Games

Anucha Browne

Vice President of Women's Basketball Championships, NCAA

Sage Steele

NBA Countdown Host, Sports Center Co-Host

Stephanie Druley

Sr VP Production College Networks, ESPN

Jessica Cassity

Kate Johnson

IMG Olympic Consulting

Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Cindy Freed

VP Sales Communications, ESPN

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer II, ESPN

Larry Scott

Pac-12 Conference

Lakey Peterson

Association of Surfing Professionals

Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Michelle Kwan

Analyst, Fox Sports, reBred figure skater, Olympic medalist

Sasha DiGiulian


Erin Leyden

ESPN Films

Nancy Major

Orthopedic Radiology

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Amy Fuchs

Time Warner Cable

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

Patricia Phillips


Mo'ne Davis


Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Kerry D. Chandler

Chief Human Resources Officer, Under Armour

Allison Kallish


Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Sarah Reinertsen

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Jessica Long

Paralympic swimmer and gold medalist

Andrea Chu


Gretchen Bleiler


Lauren Stevenson

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

Faith Popcorn

Founder & CEO, Brain Reserve, Author

Kate Fagan

Writer, espnW

Ann Meyers Drysdale

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

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Katie Kotkins

Cycle for Survival

Sloane Stephens

Professional tennis player

Jenni Luke

CEO, Step Up

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Carol Stiff

Vice President Content Program & Integration, espnW

Karen Brodkin

IMG Worldwide

Michele Foley

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby

Greta Gaines


Adriana Becerra

, Director, FOX Media Services

Elena Hight

Pro Snowboarder

Cindy Whitehead

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

Alicia McConnell


Emily Greener

Co-­Founder & Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Ruthie Bolton

Christina King

Morgan Flatley


Chloe Kim

Snowboarder, Snowboarder from the US

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

CEO, Step Up

Chris Talbott


Elysa Walk

Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Christine Godleski


Sue Enquist

Sue Enquist Coaching, LLC/UCLA

Amanda Carmichael

Scoutware LLC & WISE Director of Mentorship

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Global Consumer & Brand Marketing, Facebook

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

James Maas

Sleep to Win!

Tonya Antonucci

Chief Marketing Officer, Playworks

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Amy Purdy

US Paralympic snowboarder, spokesperson

Lauren Loberg

Pyramid Performance Consulting / U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association

Nefertiti Walker

Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Keli Lee

ABC Entertainment Group

Nishima Chudasama

Girl Rising

Val Ackerman

Commissioner, Big East Commissioner

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Amanda Heaton

Columbia Sportswear

Taylor Townsend

Professional tennis player

Langely McNeal

Pro Skier

Adam Deutsch

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

Melanne Verveer

Partner, Seneca Point Global

Carmelita Jeter

Track & field athlete, three-­?Bme Olympic medalist

Kerri Walsh

Jessica Mendoza

Olympic Gold Medalist & ESPN Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, National Hockey League

Adriana Rizzo

Sr Director Mobile & Broadband Marketing, ESPN

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Paul Hertel

Heather Scheer

Sr Director Business Affairs, ESPN

Leslie Gittess

CEO/Blue Sky Media

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Britt Kahn

Talent ExecuBve, CONAN


Enterprise Holdings

John Lisko

Executive Communications Director, Saatchi & Saatchi LA

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks

Julie Foudy

espnW Talent, Soccer Commentator, Features Reporter and Host

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Julie Juarez

Kay Moore

Katie Mundell


Mimi Griffin

MSG Promotions

Alex Mallen


Amy Stanton

, Stanton & Company

Megan Porteous

Digital Rotalty

Shamila Kohestani

Former captain, Afghan women's naBonal soccer team

Jenna Mielnicki


Caroline Andrew


Kathleen DeBoer

American Volleyball Coaches Association

Patricia Betron

SVP, Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Tiana B. Holt

Nickole Raymond


James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Judy Sweet

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

Summer Sanders

Blackline Media

Amy Jo Martin

Digital Royalty Inc.

Michael Bayle

Don McPherson

Activist, Educator, College Football Hall of Famer

Kerin Hempel


Lindsay Colas

Wasserman Media Group

Winter Vinecki


Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Rob King

Sr VP SportsCenter & News, ESPN

Amy Huchthausen

America East Conference

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Brittney Griner

Phoenix Mercury

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Lisa Strasman

NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Dana Allen

Competitor Group

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Nicole Castrale


Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Tonya Cornileus

ESPN Human Resources

Jill Brooks

Head to Head Consultants

Barb Lazarus

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

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Lindsay Amstutz

FOX Sports Networks

Chris LaPlaca


Glenna Patton


John Skipper

Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks & President, ESPN

Sharon Byers

SVP Coca-Cola North America

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Peg Moline

Julie Moeller

Liesl Holtz


Terri Burke

VP, Marketing & Business Development, Edwards Lifesciences

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports

Julie Eddleman

Director-Client Service, Google

Diane Cummins

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Kat Kirsch Alford

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Donna Carpenter

Burton Snowboards

Jeremy Schaap

Bureau Reporter, ESPN

Laurie Orlando

Sr VP Talent Planning and Development, ESPN

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol


Hilary Shaev


James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Michele Promaulayko


Lisa Stokes

Manager Talent Planning, ESPN

Cindy Timchal

Naval Academy

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Minda Santiago Garvens

Marie Donoghue

EVP Global Business Strategy & Original Content, ESPN

Chris McKendry

SportsCenter anchor, ESPN

Natara Holloway

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

Leah LaPlaca

VP Talent Planning & Negotiations, ESPN

Danielle Summers


Mehman Karimov

CEO, Sport For Development Public Union, Republic of Azerbaijan

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Chelsie Stegemiller

Red Bull

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Kathleen Francis

Women in Sports and Events - WISE

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Tina Thornton

VP Production & Multimedia Intergration & Management Ops, ESPN

Lori LeBas

Sr VP Strategy & Business Operations, ESPN

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

max eisenbud

Senior Vice President IMG Tennis, IMG

Christine Plonsky

University of Texas

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Andy Walshe

Red Bull

Gabby Reece

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Nancy Hubbell


Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Ashley Smeltzer

Red Bull

Sarah Robb O'Hagan


Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Allison Leahy

Megan Eisenhard

Learfield Sports

Hannah Storm

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

Jane McManus

Writer, espnW

Luz Amuchastegui

El Desafio

Laura Desmond

CEO, Starcom MediaVest Group

Maria Shriver

MOS Enterprises

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN


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