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


Be sure to add your own bio when you register for 2015. Learn more about Summit speakers and participants, and those from previous years.

Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers

Sheree Waterson


Sheryl Swoopes

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

Brent Gordon

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

Julian Newman

Basketball Player

Karen Brodkin

President, Business Affairs, WME|IMG Worldwide

Brittany Cranston

Director of Communications, CytoSport/Muscle Milk

Chris McKendry

SportsCenter anchor, ESPN

Deborah Larkin

CEO, Women's Sports Foundation

Mehman Karimov

CEO, Sport For Development Public Union, Republic of Azerbaijan

Alana Nichols

Paralympic wheelchair basketball player and alpine skier

Sydney Leroux

US Women's National Soccer Team

Merritt Paulson

Owner Portland Thorns & Timbers

Shamila Kohestani

Former captain, Afghan women's naBonal soccer team

Heather Spears

Global Communications Manager, TaylorMade Golf Company

Ann Meyers Drysdale

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

Aleia Naylor

Vice President, Marketing, Women's Sports Foundation

Jamie Newman

Basketball Coach and Founder of Hoops of America

Jessica Mendoza

Olympic Gold Medalist & ESPN Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Allyson Felix


Jane McManus

Writer, espnW

Kristin Malaspina

Vice President Partnership Marketing, Time Warner Cable

Mary Wittenberg

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

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Olympic sabre fencer

Anucha Browne

Vice President of Women's Basketball Championships, NCAA

Katie Kotkins

Cycle for Survival

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports

Judith Sweet


Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Henry Friedman

Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Kelly Pena

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

Jessica Holtz

Agent, CAA Sports

Kerri Walsh

Liz Arky

Principal, Arky Group Consulting LLC

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

John Honerkamp

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

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Global Consumer & Brand Marketing, Facebook

Don McPherson

Activist, Educator, College Football Hall of Famer

Michelle Kwan

Analyst, Fox Sports, reBred figure skater, Olympic medalist

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Linda Shetina Logan

Greater Columbus Sports Commission

Tambra Bonatti

Co-Founder, Creative Director, Bright Spot Creative

Patrick McClenahan

President and Chief ExecuBve Officer, 2015 Special Olympics World Games

Ruthie Bolton

Terri Burke

VP, Marketing & Business Development, Edwards Lifesciences

Melisa Brenner

Brenner, NBA

Julia Pine


Jessica Long

Paralympic swimmer and gold medalist

Jacqui Spence

Chair, TPT Partners

Adriana Becerra

, Director, FOX Media Services

Kavitha Davidson

Sports Columnist, Bloomberg View

Jennifer Chun

SVP, Content Acquisition, Time Warner Cable

Kristine Lilly

Retired soccer player, World Cup and Olympic gold medalist

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Christina Lance

Manager, Championship Communications, United States Golf Association

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

John Lisko

Executive Communications Director, Saatchi & Saatchi LA

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi

, The Tucker Center

Nefertiti Walker

Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Lakey Peterson

Association of Surfing Professionals

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Monica Fee

Fee, CAA Sports

Hilary Shaev


Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Larry Scott

Pac-12 Conference

Sarah Robb O'Hagan


Leslie Brandow

Global Marketing, TaylorMade Golf

Amy Jo Martin

Digital Royalty Inc.

Kerry D. Chandler

Chief Human Resources Officer, Under Armour

Dawn Scott

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

Julie Foudy

espnW Talent, Soccer Commentator, Features Reporter and Host

Cynthia Hogan

SVP for Public Policy, National Football League

Jaden Newman

Womens Basketball Player

Faith Popcorn

Founder & CEO, Brain Reserve, Author

Molly Barker

Founder, Girls on the Run

Sloane Stephens

Professional tennis player

Lis Moss

Agent, CAA Sports

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, EY

Lisa Murray

Murray, Octagon

Rachel Frank

Physician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center

Mary O'Connor

SVP, The Marketing Arm

Britt Kahn

Talent ExecuBve, CONAN

Carmelita Jeter

Track & field athlete, three-­?Bme Olympic medalist

Ashley Koff, RD

dietitian, author, health & lifestyle contributor

Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Justine Siegal

Baseball For All

Katie Myers

, CAA Sports Consulting

Carrie Bocian

VP, Content Acquisition, Time Warner Cable

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Linda Driscoll

Founder & CEO, Dream Big!

Taylor Townsend

Professional tennis player

Jenni Luke

CEO, Step Up

Sarah Spain

Columnist, Radio Host, SportsCenter Reporter, espnW

Vivian Newman

Mother of Jaden & Julian Newman & Basketball Coach

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Kate Fagan

Writer, espnW

Hannah Storm

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

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, National Hockey League

Meredith Walker

Amy Poehler's Smart Girls

Carrie Drinkwater

Drinkwater, Agency/Client

Molly Finnerty

Director, Investment, Initiative

Emily Greener

Co-­Founder & Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Sarah Reinertsen

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Kathryn Schloessman

Schloessman, Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission

Amy Stanton

Stanton & Company

Summer Sanders

Blackline Media

Alexa Cook

Agent, CAA Sports

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Gina Porretti

Vice President, Production, Fox Sports

Elysa Walk

Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Abby Wambach

US Soccer

Gretchen Bleiler


Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Amy Purdy

US Paralympic snowboarder, spokesperson

Sage Steele

NBA Countdown Host, Sports Center Co-Host

Dr. Kevin Stone

Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Lindsey Jacobellis

Olympic snowboarder

Lindsay Amstutz

FOX Sports Networks


Bio Coming Soon