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


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Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers


Britt Kahn

CONAN Talent Executive

Jessica Long

Beth Bass


Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Paul Hertel

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Matthew Weeks

Cindy Whitehead

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

Jessica Cassity

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

Melanne Verveer

Partner, Seneca Point Global

Kate Johnson

Adam Deutsch

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

Lee Ann Daly

Sue Enquist

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Tonya Cornileus

, ESPN Human Resources

Kerin Hempel

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

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Rob King

Senior Vice President, Editorial for ESPN Digital and Print Media

Danielle Summers

Senior Business Operations Coordinator, ESPN

Winter Vinecki

Patricia Phillips


Christine Godleski


Chris McKendry

Commentator Co-Host Midday SportsCenter

Dana Allen

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Jackie Stasi

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby, Youth Development Manager

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Karen Brodkin

President of Business Affairs, IMG

Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks

John Skipper

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

Ibtihaj Muhammad

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

Peg Moline

Hannah Storm

ESPN Anchor

Katie Raymond

Tracey Black

Amy Fuchs

Christine Plonsky

Patrick McClenahan

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

James Maas

, Sleep to Win!

Katie Richman

Director, Social Strategy & Product Development, espnW

Barb Lazarus

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

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Holly Campbell

Vice President, Marketing Communications for Enterprise Holdings

Shamila Kohestani

Former Captain of the Afghan women’s national soccer team

Tiana B. Holt

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Jessica Mendoza

ESPN Sideline Reporter and Studio Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Elly Deutch

Amanda DeCastro

Communications Manager

Kathleen Francis

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

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Sharon Byers

SVP, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cola North America

Glenna Patton

Michele Promaulayko

Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Health

Julie Foudy


Amy Jo Martin

Founder and CEO of Digital Royalty

John Walsh

EVP & Executive Editor, ESPN

Janet Evans

Olympic Swimmer

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Ashley Smeltzer

Athlete Marketing Coordinator at Red Bull North America

Elysa Walk

General Manager, Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Alex Mallen

Sport Chalet

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Brittney Griner

Sue Rodin

Caroline Andrew

Vice President of Mfa Marketing and Communications

Ruthie Bolton

Megan Eisenhard

Sarah Robb O'Hagan


Nancy Hubbell


Jane McManus

Stefanie Dolson

Grace Kiraguri

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

Kerry D. Chandler

Executive Vice President, Human Resources National Basketball Association

Mary O'Connor

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

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Rosalyn Durant

Laura Desmond

Sloane Stephens

Andrea Chu

Amy Huchthausen

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Nancy Major

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Tonya Antonucci

Kate Fagan

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

Ashley Koff, RD

Celebrity Dietitian, Author, Health and Lifestyle Contributor

Alana Glass

Donald McPherson

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

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician

Nefertiti Walker

Sasha DiGiulian

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Laurie Orlando

Senior Vice President, Talent Development & Planning

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Diane Cummins

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Consumer Marketing, Facebook

Carmelita Jeter


Kacy Catanzaro

Julie McGlone

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

Julie Moeller

Adriana Rizzo

Greta Gaines

Lakey Peterson

Professional Women’s Surfer/ASP World Ranking #7

Kay Moore

Lauren Loberg

Lindsey Jacobellis

Snowboardcross Olympic Athlete

Allison Leahy

Kristine Lilly

Retired American Soccer Player

Larry Scott

Jeremy Schaap

Carol Stiff


Lisa Stokes

Senior Talent Producer, ESPN

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Isaac Hinds

Amy Purdy

Paralympic Athlete

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Vice President Phoenix Suns & Mercury, Phoenix Suns/Mercury

Elena Hight

Val Ackerman

Former President, WNBA Commissioner, Big East Conference

Stephanie Druley

Vice President, Production

Maria Shriver

Jenna Mielnicki

Langely McNeal

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Sarah Hirshland

Andy Walshe

Director of High Performance, Red Bull

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier & Olympic Hopeful

Joanna Rice

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

Terri Burke

John Kosner


Jill Kinney

Marketing/Branded Entertainment at Gatorade

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sports Business Management Program

Minda Santiago Garvens

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Porter Littlepage

Allison Kallish

Mimi Griffin

President & CEO, MSG Promotions, Inc.

Megan Porteous

Oakley Sports Marketing Manager

Sanya Richards-Ross

4-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Lauren Stevenson

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

Chris LaPlaca


Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Alana Nichols

Paralymic Athlete, Wheelchair Basketball

Adriana Becerra

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Chris Talbott

Sage Steele

SportsCenter Co-Host, ESPN

Donna Carpenter

President, Burton Snowboards

Nickole Raymond

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Lindsay Amstutz

, FOX Sports Networks

Russell Wolff


Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Julie Eddleman

NA Brand Operations Marketing Director

Heidi Sandreuter

VP Women's Marketing, Under Armour

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Taylor Townsend

Professional Tennis Player


Judy Sweet

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

Tina Thornton

Erin Leyden

Producer, ESPN Films

Diane Penny

Elena Delle Donne

Mary Wittenberg

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

Sue Hovey

Former VP and Executive Editor, ESPN The Magazine

Keli Lee

Rose Smith

Mehman Karimov

Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Anucha Browne

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Kathleen DeBoer

Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)

Marie Donoghue

ESPN executive vice president, global strategy and original content

Katie Mundell

Leah LaPlaca

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Chelsie Stegemiller

Michael Bayle

Christina King

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Lori LeBas

SVP Bus Ops, Sales and Marketing at ESPN

Hilary Shaev

Vice President, Marketing National Basketball Association

Liesl Holtz

Global Women's Sports Marketing Manager at Oakley

Kathryn Olson

Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Sports Foundation

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Lindsay Colas

Kathleen Behrens

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

Molly Barker

MSW, founded Girls on the Run

Amanda Heaton

Katie Kotkins

Patricia Betron


John Lisko

Executive Communication Director Saatchi & Saatchi

Julie Juarez

Faith Popcorn

BrainReserve, founder and CEO

Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Heather Scheer

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Emily Greener

Co-Founder and Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Michael Millay

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Cindy Timchal

Head Coach, United States Naval Academy

Michelle Kwan

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

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing National Hockey League

Luz Amuchastegui

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

Morgan Flatley

VP Marketing Gatorade

Nishima Chudasama

Associate Producer and Campaign Production Manager at Girl Rising

Sarah Reinertsen

American Athlete

Natara Holloway

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

Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Leslie Gittess

Nicole Castrale

LPGA Tour Player

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Michele Foley

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Alicia McConnell

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

Chloe Kim

Professional American Snowboarder

Amanda Carmichael

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Gretchen Bleiler

Henry Friedman

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

Kat Kirsch Alford

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Joy Russo

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

Therese Steiner

President and Founder of Therese Steiner Consulting

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Gabby Reece

Lisa Strasman

, NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

Hilary Knight

Mo'ne Davis

Pitcher, Philadelphia Taney Dragons

Kerri Walsh

Jill Brooks

Summer Sanders

Olympic Swimmer and Television Personality

Cindy Freed

Vice President, Sales Marketing


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