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Game Changers 2013

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Making a difference in the industry.
Spearheading initiatives.
Developing new approaches.

For these reasons and more, we recognize the executives in this section as our 2013 Game Changers.

This is the third year we’ve produced our Game Changers publication. The goal once again, as it’s been each year, is to shine a light on a group of women — some you might know, others you might be reading about for the first time — who are contributing to the success of the industry, doing so in myriad ways.

Of course, Game Changers is not the only occasion on which we focus on successful women in sports. Our Forty Under 40 and Champions programs both serve to tell stories of women having an impact on the industry. The influence of women in sports can be seen in our news stories on a regular basis, as well.

Our hope with Game Changers is that by providing a dedicated section for these women and their stories there is a recognition of their achievements and successes while also spotlighting their paths taken — realizing that shared stories and relationship development can inspire achievements and successes for others.

For this publication, in addition to telling their stories, each Game Changer completed a survey aimed at getting to know more about her. Each woman also was asked to provide a photograph that showed her holding, or pictured with, something of significance to her. Some women selected elements from their work environment. Others looked to family or other outside interests. Each selection was unique.

These are the Game Changers for 2013.

ORGANIZATIONAL DRIVERS
Mary Pat Augenthaler, NFL
Cheryl Bailey, National Women’s Soccer League
Melissa Rosenthal Brenner, NBA
Amy Brooks, NBA
Jacqie Carpenter, CIAA
Susan Cohig, NHL
Leslie Gamez, U.S. Olympic Committee
Christine Garrity, PGA of America
Paula Miller, NASCAR
Kathy Milthorpe, LPGA
Diana Myers, WTA
Kim Ng, MLB
Lori Webb, Southern League
TEAM LEADERS
Charlotte Jones Anderson, Dallas Cowboys
Vicky Chun, Colgate University
Lynn Hickey, University of Texas at San Antonio
Kelly Krauskopf, Indiana Fever
Rachel Lewis, Vancouver Whitecaps
Ailey Penningroth, Atlanta Hawks/Philips Arena
Judy Rose, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Deborah Tymon, New York Yankees
corporate partners
Lisa Boggs, Bridgestone Americas
Alison Giordano, MasterCard
Michelle Grech, Melt
Mimi Griffin, MSG Promotions
Jennifer Hanley, Nationwide Insurance
Pam Hollander, Allstate
Lucia McKelvey, Top Rank Boxing
Maidie Oliveau, Arent Fox
Donna Providenti, LeadDog Marketing Group
Amy Stanton, Stanton & Co.
MEDIA MOVERS
Kim Carver, Altitude Sports and Entertainment
Jennifer Chun, Time Warner Cable
Reagan Feeney, DirecTV
Regina O’Brien, Golf Channel
Patty Power, CBS Sports
Julie Sobieski, ESPN

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