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


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Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers


Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Cindy Whitehead

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

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Adriana Becerra

Tiana B. Holt

Kat Kirsch Alford

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Britt Kahn

CONAN Talent Executive

Katie Raymond

Kathryn Olson

Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Sports Foundation

Carmelita Jeter


Barb Lazarus

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

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Carol Stiff


Sue Hovey

Former VP and Executive Editor, ESPN The Magazine

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Larry Scott

Tina Thornton

Therese Steiner

President and Founder of Therese Steiner Consulting

Christine Godleski


Kerry D. Chandler

Executive Vice President, Human Resources National Basketball Association

Joanna Rice

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

Sage Steele

SportsCenter Co-Host, ESPN

Amanda DeCastro

Communications Manager

Jeremy Schaap

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Caroline Andrew

Vice President of Mfa Marketing and Communications

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

Elena Hight

Mary O'Connor

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

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sports Business Management Program

Rob King

Senior Vice President, Editorial for ESPN Digital and Print Media

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Kathleen DeBoer

Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Liesl Holtz

Global Women's Sports Marketing Manager at Oakley

Michael Millay

Sarah Robb O'Hagan


Ruthie Bolton

Erin Leyden

Producer, ESPN Films

Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Melanne Verveer

Partner, Seneca Point Global

Chris McKendry

Commentator Co-Host Midday SportsCenter

Leslie Gittess

Kay Moore

Michele Foley

Cindy Timchal

Head Coach, United States Naval Academy

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Kristine Lilly

Retired American Soccer Player

Keli Lee

Lisa Strasman

, NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Andy Walshe

Director of High Performance, Red Bull

Amy Purdy

Paralympic Athlete

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Sasha DiGiulian

Donald McPherson

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

Val Ackerman

Former President, WNBA Commissioner, Big East Conference

Heather Scheer

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Kerri Walsh

Lindsay Colas

Natara Holloway

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

Julie Juarez

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Vice President Phoenix Suns & Mercury, Phoenix Suns/Mercury

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Leah LaPlaca

Nishima Chudasama

Associate Producer and Campaign Production Manager at Girl Rising

Amy Fuchs

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Chelsie Stegemiller

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Hannah Storm

ESPN Anchor

Patricia Betron


Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks

Christine Plonsky

Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Janet Evans

Olympic Swimmer

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

Nefertiti Walker

Katie Richman

Director, Social Strategy & Product Development, espnW

Emily Greener

Co-Founder and Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Luz Amuchastegui

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

Peg Moline

Allison Kallish

Ashley Koff, RD

Celebrity Dietitian, Author, Health and Lifestyle Contributor

Sarah Reinertsen

American Athlete

Tracey Black

Jackie Stasi

Lindsay Amstutz

, FOX Sports Networks

Michelle Kwan

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

Langely McNeal

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Allison Leahy

Jessica Mendoza

ESPN Sideline Reporter and Studio Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Kerin Hempel

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

Diane Cummins

Chloe Kim

Professional American Snowboarder

Hilary Knight

Jill Kinney

Marketing/Branded Entertainment at Gatorade

Dana Allen

Gretchen Bleiler

Christina King

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Joy Russo

Laura Desmond

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing National Hockey League

Kathleen Francis

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

Lauren Loberg

Julie Moeller

Megan Eisenhard

Sharon Byers

SVP, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cola North America

Jane McManus

Sanya Richards-Ross

4-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Chris Talbott

Terri Burke

Andrea Chu

Karen Brodkin

President of Business Affairs, IMG

Brittney Griner

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Sue Enquist

Sarah Hirshland

Elly Deutch

Holly Campbell

Vice President, Marketing Communications for Enterprise Holdings

Morgan Flatley

VP Marketing Gatorade

Lauren Stevenson

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

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Matthew Weeks

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Kate Johnson

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Jenna Mielnicki

Patricia Phillips


Kathleen Behrens

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

Rose Smith


Katie Kotkins

Nicole Castrale

LPGA Tour Player

Elysa Walk

General Manager, Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Julie Eddleman

NA Brand Operations Marketing Director

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Isaac Hinds

Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Adam Deutsch

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

Mary Wittenberg

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

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Ibtihaj Muhammad

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

Maria Shriver

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Paul Hertel

John Walsh

EVP & Executive Editor, ESPN

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

Taylor Townsend

Professional Tennis Player

Cindy Freed

Vice President, Sales Marketing

Adriana Rizzo

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Minda Santiago Garvens

Stefanie Dolson

Mimi Griffin

President & CEO, MSG Promotions, Inc.

Amanda Heaton

Grace Kiraguri

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

Julie Foudy


Alicia McConnell

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

Molly Barker

MSW, founded Girls on the Run

Winter Vinecki

John Kosner


Shamila Kohestani

Former Captain of the Afghan women’s national soccer team

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Chris LaPlaca


Julie McGlone

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

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Nancy Hubbell


Michele Promaulayko

Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Health

Judy Sweet

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

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Katie Mundell

Heidi Sandreuter

VP Women's Marketing, Under Armour

Anucha Browne

Porter Littlepage

Henry Friedman

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

Hilary Shaev

Vice President, Marketing National Basketball Association

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician

Jessica Long

Glenna Patton

John Lisko

Executive Communication Director Saatchi & Saatchi

Lakey Peterson

Professional Women’s Surfer/ASP World Ranking #7

Beth Bass


Tonya Antonucci

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Nickole Raymond

Sue Rodin

Diane Penny

Gabby Reece

Amy Huchthausen

Rosalyn Durant

Michael Bayle

Alana Glass

Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Danielle Summers

Senior Business Operations Coordinator, ESPN

Mo'ne Davis

Pitcher, Philadelphia Taney Dragons

Marie Donoghue

ESPN executive vice president, global strategy and original content

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Tonya Cornileus

, ESPN Human Resources

Lee Ann Daly

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier & Olympic Hopeful

Mehman Karimov

James Maas

, Sleep to Win!

Megan Porteous

Oakley Sports Marketing Manager

Lori LeBas

SVP Bus Ops, Sales and Marketing at ESPN

Sloane Stephens

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Faith Popcorn

BrainReserve, founder and CEO

Alana Nichols

Paralymic Athlete, Wheelchair Basketball

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Elena Delle Donne

Patrick McClenahan

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

Lisa Stokes

Senior Talent Producer, ESPN

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Amy Jo Martin

Founder and CEO of Digital Royalty

Jill Brooks

Amanda Carmichael

Greta Gaines

Jessica Cassity

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby, Youth Development Manager

Russell Wolff


John Skipper

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

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Laurie Orlando

Senior Vice President, Talent Development & Planning

Lindsey Jacobellis

Snowboardcross Olympic Athlete

Nancy Major

Donna Carpenter

President, Burton Snowboards

Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Stephanie Druley

Vice President, Production

Kacy Catanzaro

Summer Sanders

Olympic Swimmer and Television Personality

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Consumer Marketing, Facebook

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Ashley Smeltzer

Athlete Marketing Coordinator at Red Bull North America

Kate Fagan

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

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Alex Mallen

Sport Chalet


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