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Game Changers: Past recipients

Game Changers, 2011-2016

A look back at the 232 women who have made up the Game Changers classes from 2011 through 2016. Click on the year to review coverage of each class.

2016
Karen Ashnault, LeadDog Marketing Group
Wendy Bass, NBC Sports Group 
Pam Batalis, Learfield 
Jody Bennett, Charge 
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 
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 & 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 

2015
Katrina Adams, U.S. Tennis Association 
Tara August, Turner Sports
Judy Boyd, Fox Sports 
Liz DiLullo Brown, Little League Baseball and Softball 
Jennifer Carper, Engine Shop 
Michele Carr, NFL 
Rebecca Chatman, NBCUniversal 
Chrysa Chin, National Basketball Players Association 
Laura Chittick, JPMorgan Chase & Co. 
Laura Day, Minnesota Twins 
Lesley Eccles, FanDuel 
Jaime Faulkner, E15 
Nora Lynn Finch, Atlantic Coast Conference 
Morgan Flatley, Gatorade 
Susan Fulton, AECOM
Dru Hancock, Big 12 Conference 
Amy Huchthausen, America East Conference 
Anna Isaacson, NFL 
Jodi Markley, ESPN 
Janey Marks, Getty Images 
Mary McCarthy, NHL 
Jaymee Messler, The Players’ Tribune 
Kelley Earnhardt Miller, JR Motorsports 
Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, U.S. Olympic Committee
Courtney Nally, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment
Alison Overholt, espnW
Beth Paretta, Grace Autosport 
Amy Perko, Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics 
Vicky Picca, Fanatics 
Sherri Privitera, Populous 
Suzanne Smith, CBS Sports 
Karen Spencer, Seattle Seahawks / First & Goal Inc. 
Kim Stone, Miami Heat / AmericanAirlines Arena
Lori Warren, Spurs Sports & Entertainment 
Erin Weinberg, United Entertainment Group 
Suzy Whaley, PGA of America

2014
Alex Baldwin
, CAA Sports 
Renee Baumgartner, Syracuse University 
Kim Bohuny, NBA 
Christine Brown, NRG Energy 
Mary Byrne, USA Today Sports Page 
Stephanie Cheng, Premier Partnerships 
Sandy Cross, PGA of America
Stephanie Druley, ESPN 
Donna Fiedorowicz, PGA Tour 
Kelly Flanagan, Jacksonville Jaguars
Karen Forgus, Cincinnati Reds
Erleen Hatfield, BuroHappold Engineering
Sue Hunt, U.S. Tennis Association 
Gail Hunter, Golden State Warriors 
Beth Hutter, Golf Channel 
Julie Kikla, The Whistle 
Heidi Massey-Bong, Shell Oil Co.
Bernadette McGlade, Atlantic 10 Conference 
Michelle McKenna-Doyle, NFL 
Kimberly Meesters, Sprint 
Marla Newman, Fox Sports Digital 
Anne Occi, MLB 
Jay Parry, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee 
Kirsten Rose, Georgia Tech IMG Sports Marketing 
Jennifer Sabatelle, CBS Sports 
Heidi Sandreuter, Under Armour 
Meredith Starkey, T-Mobile 
Maribeth Towers, MLS / Soccer United Marketing 
Ali Towle, San Francisco 49ers 
Ronnie Tucker, New York Road Runners 
Alyson Walker, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
Alison Weber, Levy Restaurants 
Pamela Wheeler, WNBPA 
Andrea Williams, Big Ten Conference 

2013
Charlotte Jones Anderson
, Dallas Cowboys 
Mary Pat Augenthaler, NFL 
Cheryl Bailey, National Women’s Soccer League 
Lisa Boggs, Bridgestone Americas 
Melissa Rosenthal Brenner, NBA 
Amy Brooks, NBA 
Jacqie Carpenter, CIAA
Kim Carver, Altitude Sports and Entertainment 
Jennifer Chun, Time Warner Cable 
Vicky Chun, Colgate University 
Susan Cohig, NHL 
Reagan Feeney, DirecTV 
Leslie Gamez, U.S. Olympic Committee
Christine Garrity, PGA of America 
Alison Giordano, MasterCard 
Michelle Grech, Melt
Mimi Griffin
, MSG Promotions 
Jennifer Hanley, Nationwide Insurance 
Lynn Hickey, University of Texas at San Antonio 
Pam Hollander, Allstate 
Kelly Krauskopf, Indiana Fever
Rachel Lewis
, Vancouver Whitecaps 
Lucia McKelvey, Top Rank Boxing 
Paula Miller, NASCAR 
Kathy Milthorpe, LPGA 
Diana Myers, WTA 
Kim Ng, MLB 
Regina O’Brien, Golf Channel 
Maidie Oliveau, Arent Fox
Ailey Penningroth, Atlanta Hawks / Philips Arena
Patty Power, CBS Sports 
Donna Providenti, LeadDog Marketing Group 
Judy Rose, University of North Carolina at Charlotte 
Julie Sobieski, ESPN 
Amy Stanton, Stanton & Co. 
Deborah Tymon, New York Yankees 
Lori Webb, Southern League 

2012
Dana Allen
, Competitor Group 
Renie Anderson, NFL 
Dawn Aponte, Miami Dolphins
Jennifer Bazante, Visa 
Kim Brink, NASCAR 
Sharon Byers, Coca-Cola 
April Carty-Sipp, NBC Sports Regional Networks
Kerry Chandler, NBA 
Andrea Ching, CNN News Networks and Turner Digital Ad Sales 
Rana Dershowitz, U.S. Olympic Committee 
Marie Donoghue, ESPN
Christine Driessen, ESPN 
Katy Feeney, MLB 
Jessica Gelman, Kraft Sports Group 
Julie Grand, NHL 
Tara Green, Center Operating Co. 
Kelli Hilliard, IMG College 
Beth Hirschhorn, MetLife 
Wendy Lewis, MLB 
Jennifer Love, NFL Network 
Danielle Maged, StubHub 
Micky Lawler, Octagon 
Karen Leetzow, NASCAR
Allison Melangton, Indiana Sports Corp.
Lydia Murphy-Stephans, Pac-12 Networks 
JoAnn Neale, MLS 
Mary Owen, Buffalo Bills 
Heidi Pellerano, Wasserman Media Group
Tracy Perlman, NFL
Marian Rhodes, Arizona Diamondbacks
Laurel Richie, WNBA 
Carol Sawdye, NBA 
Mary Scott, Matter Inc. 
Staci Slaughter, San Francisco Giants 
Jana Smoley, Reno-Tahoe Open 
Laurie Tucker, FedEx 
Tyler Tumminia, The Goldklang Group 
Rita Tuzon, Fox Networks Group
Ann Wool, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment 
Gillian Zucker, Auto Club Speedway 

2011
Stacey Allaster, WTA 
Lisa Baird, U.S. Olympic Committee 
Kathy Behrens, NBA 
Michelle Berg, Team Epic 
Jeanne Bonk, San Diego Chargers 
Karen Brodkin, Fox Cable Networks
Karen Bryant, Seattle Storm 
Jeanie Buss, Los Angeles Lakers
Casey Coffman, MSG 
Amy Cohen, Comcast Sports Group 
Ann Wells Crandall, New York Road Runners 
Cindy Davis, Nike Golf 
Tina Davis, Citigroup 
Rosalyn Durant, ESPNU
Amy Erschen, The Marketing Arm 
Pam Gardner, Houston Astros 
Jane Geddes, WWE 
Kit Geis, Genesco Sports Enterprises
Laura Gentile, espnW 
Tamera Green, GMR Marketing 
Jill Gregory, NASCAR 
Lauren Hobart, Dick’s Sporting Goods 
Tery Howard, Miami Dolphins 
Jane Kleinberger, Paciolan 
Ilana Kloss, World TeamTennis 
Julie Roe Lach, NCAA 
Amy Latimer, Boston Bruins / TD Garden 
Danette Leighton, Pac-12 Conference
Cheryl Levick, Georgia State University
Hillary Mandel, IMG Media 
Sheila McLenaghan, PGA Tour 
Sarah Mensah, Portland Trail Blazers 
Christina Miller, NBA Digital / Turner Sports 
Marla Miller, MLB 
Lisa Murray, Octagon Worldwide 
Kathryn Olson, Women’s Sports Foundation 
Chris Plonsky, University of Texas 
Sue Rodin, WISE / Stars & Strategies 
Janet Marie Smith, Baltimore Orioles 
Rebecca Schulte, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic 
Jill Smoller, William Morris Endeavor 
Susan Stone, MLB Network 
Amy Trask, Oakland Raiders 
Circe Wallace, Wasserman Media Group 
Michelle Wilson, WWE 
Melinda Witmer, Time Warner Cable 
Jackie Woodward, MillerCoors 
Anne Worcester, New Haven Open 
Paula Yancey, PC Sports 

NOTE: Companies listed are those that appeared in the original publications.

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