Agenda

7:45 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Richard Weiss
, Publisher, SportsBusiness Daily/Global/Journal

8:40 am
The Executive POV: Examining the Intersection of Women and Sports

Guest Moderator

Christine Brennan
, National Sports Columnist/Commentator, USA Today/ABC News, PBS and NPR

Panelists
Charlotte Jones Anderson, Executive Vice President & Chief Brand Officer, Dallas Cowboys
Kathy Carter, President, Soccer United Marketing
Janet Marie Smith, Senior Vice President Planning and Development, Los Angeles Dodgers/Dodger Stadium
Mary Wittenberg, President & CEO, New York Road Runners/Race Director, TCS New York City Marathon

9:30 am
One-on-One Interview
Irina Pavlova,
President, Onexim Sports and Entertainment

10:00 am
Networking & Refreshment Break

10:30 am
The State of Women’s Sports Properties: A Big Picture Look at Today’s Leagues and Insights for the Future

Guest Moderator
Chris McKendry
, Commentator, SportsCenter Anchor, ESPN

Panelists
Stacey Allaster
, Chairman & CEO, WTA
Swin Cash, 3x WNBA Champion, 2x Olympic Gold Medalist, Broadcaster, Author, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist
Kathy Milthorpe, Chief Financial Officer, LPGA
Steve Peck
, Senior Vice President and Global General Manager of Media, Sports & Entertainment, SAP
Laurel Richie
, President, WNBA

11:20 am
The Intercollegiate Challenge: Examining the Growth Prospects of Women’s Collegiate Sports

Guest Moderator
Andrea Kremer
, Chief Correspondent, NFL Network, Correspondent, HBO Sports, Multi-Emmy Award Winning Journalist

Panelists

Val Ackerman, Commissioner, Big East Conference
Anucha Browne, Vice President of Women's Basketball Championships, NCAA
Rosalyn Durant, Vice President, College Sports Programming, ESPN
Chris Plonsky, Women’s Athletic Director and Senior Associate Athletic Director Men’s/Women’s Athletics External Services, The University of Texas

12:10 pm
Luncheon

1:30 pm
Keynote Address
Sheila C. Johnson
, Vice Chair and Owner, Monumental Sports & Entertainment and CEO, Salamander Hotels & Resorts

2:00 pm
Gender In Sports Business: Industry Perspectives on Where Women Stand in Hiring and Career Advancement

Co-Presented by:
Carolyne Savini, Senior Vice President, Turnkey Search
Steve Seiferheld, Senior Vice President, Turnkey Intelligence

2:30 pm
The Next Gen: Best Practices in Mentoring and Developing the Next Generation of Industry Leaders

Guest Moderator
Sam Ryan,
Studio Host and Reporter, MLB Network

Panelists
Kathy Behrens, Executive Vice President, Social Responsibility & Player Programs, NBA
Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, Chief of Organizational Excellence, USOC
Kathryn Olson, Trustee, Women’s Sports Foundation
Donna Orender, CEO, Orender Unlimited
Molly Solomon, Executive Producer and Senior Vice President, Production and Operations, Golf Channel

3:20 pm
Networking & Refreshment Break


3:50 pm
Understanding Female Fans: New Research on How Female Fans Consume Sports and Interact Via Digital/Social/Mobile Platforms


Presented by:
Simon Wardle
, Chief Strategy Officer, Octagon

4:20 pm
Reaching Women Through Sports: How Properties, Agencies and Corporate Sponsors are Engaging Women in Creative and Unique Ways

Elizabeth Lindsey, Co-Managing Director of the Consulting Division, Wasserman Media Group
Heidi Sandreuter, VP of Women's Marketing, Under Armour

5:10 pm
One-on-One Interview
Michele Roberts
, Incoming Executive Director, NBPA

5:30 pm  Networking Reception
Please join us in celebrating with our 2014 Game Changers Honorees!

Contact Information

For PROGRAM information, including ATTENDANCE, please contact Lorianne Lamonica at 704-973-1523.

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East Coast and Atlantic Seaboard office HQ contact, Allison Brush: 212-500-0710

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