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Game Changers class for 2016 announced

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Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition.

Thirty-five women across the sports industry have been selected for recognition this fall as part of SportsBusiness Journal’s annual Game Changers program.

Members of the 2015 class of Game Changers gathered at last September’s conference in New York City.
Photo by: MARC BRYAN-BROWN
Game Changers, which debuted in 2011, recognizes women in the industry who have broad, deep and varied responsibilities and who are contributing to the success of the industry in multiple ways.

These 35 women will be featured in the Sept. 12 issue of SportsBusiness Journal. They also will be celebrated on Thursday, Sept. 15, in New York at the annual Game Changers: Women in Sports Business conference.

This year’s Game Changers conference will feature panel discussions on a range of subjects that includes the growing role of women in sports business, how organizations are striving for greater diversity in hiring and career advancement, and the next generation of sports business leadership. Featured interviews will be conducted with Lisa Borders, WNBA president; Adrienne Lofton, Under Armour senior vice president of global brand marketing; and Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, WME partner.

In addition, a special breakfast roundtable will have a discussion on career development: the importance of networking, mentor/mentee roles, and finding opportunities for growth within a company.

For more information on the conference program, and to read about previous Game Changers, go to www.game-changers-conference.com.

— Mark Mensheha

2016 Game Changers

Name Company
Karen Ashnault LeadDog Marketing Group
Wendy Bass NBC Sports Group
Pam Batalis Learfield
Jody Bennett Charge (formerly U/S Sports Advisors)
Kristin Bernert Madison Square Garden Co./New York Liberty
Tera Black Charlotte Checkers
Valerie Camillo Washington Nationals
Jen Compton TD Garden
Keli Cunningham West Virginia University
Janet Fletcher Procter & Gamble
Jessica Giordano GMR Marketing
Robin Harris Ivy League
Kelly Hyne LPGA
Denise Karkos TD Ameritrade
Tracy Marek Cleveland Cavaliers
Molly Mazzolini Infinite Scale
Priya Narasimhan YinzCam
Deanna O'Toole CBS Sports

 

Name Company
Michelle Palmer The Marketing Arm
Katie Pandolfo StubHub Center
Diane Pelkey Under Armour
Sallie Sargent Houston Super Bowl Host Committee
Susan Schandel NASCAR
Kathryn Schloessman Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission
JoAn Scott NCAA
Tina Shah Turner Sports
Debbie Spander Wasserman
Carol Stiff ESPN
Kerry Tatlock NBA
Sarah Tourville Fox Networks
Amanda Vandervort MLS
Jaime Weston NFL
Denise White EAG Sports Management
Carla Williams University of Georgia
Xan Young Meis Architects

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