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


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Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers

Lindsay Colas

Wasserman Media Group

Erin Leyden

ESPN Films

Cindy Timchal

Naval Academy

Nicole Castrale


Emily Greener

Co-­Founder & Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby

Britt Kahn

Talent ExecuBve, CONAN

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Morgan Flatley


Amy Fuchs

Time Warner Cable

John Skipper

Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks & President, ESPN

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Natara Holloway

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

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Global Consumer & Brand Marketing, Facebook

Kerin Hempel


Michele Promaulayko


Ruthie Bolton

Elysa Walk

Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Tiana B. Holt

Jessica Cassity

Sloane Stephens

Professional tennis player

Rob King

Sr VP SportsCenter & News, ESPN

Mary Wittenberg

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

Kat Kirsch Alford

Hilary Shaev


Grace Kiraguri

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

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Julie Moeller

Kate Johnson

IMG Olympic Consulting

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Taylor Townsend

Professional tennis player

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Olympic sabre fencer

Tonya Cornileus

ESPN Human Resources

Anucha Browne

Vice President of Women's Basketball Championships, NCAA

Lindsey Jacobellis

Olympic snowboarder

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Beth Bass


Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Chloe Kim

Snowboarder, Snowboarder from the US

Megan Eisenhard

Learfield Sports

John Kosner

EVP Digital and Print Media, ESPN

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

Lindsay Amstutz

FOX Sports Networks

Karen Brodkin

IMG Worldwide

Laura Desmond

CEO, Starcom MediaVest Group

Sarah Reinertsen

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Jackie Stasi


Heather Scheer

Sr Director Business Affairs, ESPN

Lisa Strasman

NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Lori LeBas

Sr VP Strategy & Business Operations, ESPN

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Shamila Kohestani

Former captain, Afghan women's naBonal soccer team

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Julie McGlone

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

Nickole Raymond


Chelsie Stegemiller

Red Bull

Isaac Hinds


Jeremy Schaap

Bureau Reporter, ESPN

EAG Sports Management

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol


Russell Wolff

ESPN International

Katie Mundell


Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Carol Stiff

Vice President Content Program & Integration, espnW

Patricia Betron

SVP, Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Minda Santiago Garvens

Henry Friedman

, Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Winter Vinecki


Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks


Enterprise Holdings

Adriana Becerra

, Director, FOX Media Services

Sue Rodin

Stars & Strategies, Inc.

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Leslie Gittess

CEO/Blue Sky Media

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Peg Moline

Kathleen Behrens

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

Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Marie Donoghue

EVP Global Business Strategy & Original Content, ESPN

Ann Meyers Drysdale

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

Chris LaPlaca


Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Val Ackerman

Commissioner, Big East Commissioner

Laurie Orlando

Sr VP Talent Planning and Development, ESPN

Liesl Holtz


Rosalyn Durant

VP College Sports Programming, ESPN

Christina King

Hilary Knight


Paul Hertel

Elena Hight

Pro Snowboarder

Holly Campbell


Gabby Reece

Amy Stanton

, Stanton & Company

Nefertiti Walker

Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Sasha DiGiulian


Nancy Major

Orthopedic Radiology

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Lakey Peterson

Association of Surfing Professionals

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Langely McNeal

Pro Skier

Susan Cohig

National Hockey League

Maria Shriver

MOS Enterprises

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer II, ESPN

Amanda Heaton

Columbia Sportswear

Jill Brooks

Head to Head Consultants

Kerri Walsh

Kate Fagan

Writer, espnW

Sharon Byers

SVP Coca-Cola North America

Donna Carpenter

Burton Snowboards

Stephanie Druley

Sr VP Production College Networks, ESPN

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Michelle Kwan

Analyst, Fox Sports, reBred figure skater, Olympic medalist

Terri Burke

VP, Marketing & Business Development, Edwards Lifesciences

Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Lauren Loberg

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

Lauren Stevenson

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

Don McPherson

Activist, Educator, College Football Hall of Famer

Adam Deutsch

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

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Danielle Summers


Hannah Storm

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

Patricia Phillips


Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

James Maas

Sleep to Win!

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Christine Plonsky

University of Texas

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Kristine Lilly

Retired soccer player, World Cup and Olympic gold medalist

Tonya Antonucci

Chief Marketing Officer, Playworks

Katie Kotkins

Cycle for Survival

Leah LaPlaca

VP Talent Planning & Negotiations, ESPN

Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Lee Ann Daly


Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Janet Evans


Faith Popcorn

Founder & CEO, Brain Reserve, Author

Kay Moore

Jessica Long

Paralympic swimmer and gold medalist

Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Carmelita Jeter

Track & field athlete, three-­?Bme Olympic medalist

Melanne Verveer

Partner, Seneca Point Global

Sage Steele

NBA Countdown Host, Sports Center Co-Host

Jane McManus

Writer, espnW

Mimi Griffin

MSG Promotions

Nancy Hubbell


Julie Eddleman

Director-Client Service, Google

Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

Mehman Karimov

CEO, Sport For Development Public Union, Republic of Azerbaijan

Kerry D. Chandler

Chief Human Resources Officer, Under Armour

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Molly Barker

Founder, Girls on the Run

Adriana Rizzo

Sr Director Mobile & Broadband Marketing, ESPN

Megan Porteous

Digital Rotalty

Mary O'Connor

SVP, The Marketing Arm

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Sue Enquist

Sue Enquist Coaching, LLC/UCLA

Alicia McConnell


Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Lisa Stokes

Manager Talent Planning, ESPN

Brittney Griner

Phoenix Mercury

Alana Glass

Contributor, Forbes SportsMoney

Michael Bayle

Amy Huchthausen

America East Conference

Elena Delle Donne

Chicago Sky

Therese Steiner

Therese Steiner Consulting

Summer Sanders

Blackline Media

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Larry Scott

Pac-12 Conference

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Stefanie Dolson

Washington Mystics

Keli Lee

ABC Entertainment Group

Caroline Andrew


Julie Juarez

John Lisko

Executive Communications Director, Saatchi & Saatchi LA

Amy Jo Martin

Digital Royalty Inc.

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Ashley Smeltzer

Red Bull

Judy Sweet

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

Nishima Chudasama

Girl Rising

Sarah Robb O'Hagan


Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Kathleen DeBoer

American Volleyball Coaches Association

Julie Foudy

espnW Talent, Soccer Commentator, Features Reporter and Host

Cindy Whitehead

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

Allison Leahy

Allison Kallish


Mo'ne Davis


Jenna Mielnicki


Barb Lazarus

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

Diane Cummins

Gretchen Bleiler


Ashley Koff, RD

dietitian, author, health & lifestyle contributor

Andrea Chu


Luz Amuchastegui

El Desafio

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Amy Purdy

US Paralympic snowboarder, spokesperson

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Amanda Carmichael

Scoutware LLC & WISE Director of Mentorship

Sanya Richards-Ross

EAG Sports Management

Glenna Patton


Patrick McClenahan

President and Chief ExecuBve Officer, 2015 Special Olympics World Games

Kathleen Francis

Women in Sports and Events - WISE

Greta Gaines


Katie Raymond

JBL/Harman International

Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Andy Walshe

Red Bull

Alex Mallen


Christine Godleski


Alana Nichols

Paralympic wheelchair basketball player and alpine skier

Dana Allen

Competitor Group

Chris McKendry

SportsCenter anchor, ESPN

Chris Talbott


Michele Foley

Cindy Freed

VP Sales Communications, ESPN

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Jessica Mendoza

Olympic Gold Medalist & ESPN Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Tina Thornton

VP Production & Multimedia Intergration & Management Ops, ESPN


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