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Game Changers: Class of 2011

The following executives were recognized last year in the inaugural class of Game Changers: Women in Sports Business


Stacey Allaster, WTA, Chairman and CEO
Lisa Baird, U.S. Olympic Committee, Chief Marketing Officer
Kathy Behrens, NBA, EVP, Social Responsibility and Player Programs
Ann Wells Crandall, N.Y. Road Runners, EVP, Business Development and Strategy
Jane Geddes, WWE, VP, Talent Relations
Jill Gregory, NASCAR, VP, Industry Services
Ilana Kloss, World TeamTennis, CEO and Commissioner
Julie Roe Lach, NCAA, VP, Enforcement
Danette Leighton, Pac-12 Conference, Chief Marketing Officer
Sheila McLenaghan, PGA Tour, SVP, Customer Relations
Marla Miller, MLB, SVP, Special Events
Kathryn Olson, Women’s Sports Foundation, CEO
Michelle Wilson, WWE, Chief Marketing Officer
Anne Worcester, New Haven Open, Tournament Director


Jeanne Bonk, San Diego Chargers, Chief Financial Officer
Karen Bryant, Seattle Storm, President and CEO
Jeanie Buss, Los Angeles Lakers, EVP, Business Operations
Casey Coffman, Madison Square Garden Co., SVP, Corporate Strategy and Development
Pam Gardner, Houston Astros, President, Business Operations
Tery Howard, Miami Dolphins, SVP, Chief Technology Officer
Amy Latimer, Boston Bruins/TD Garden, SVP, Sales and Marketing
Cheryl Levick, Georgia State University, Director of Athletics
Sarah Mensah, Portland Trail Blazers, Chief Operating Officer
Chris Plonsky, University of Texas, Women’s Athletics Director
Janet Marie Smith, Baltimore Orioles, VP, Planning and Development
Amy Trask, Oakland Raiders, Chief Executive Officer


Karen Brodkin, Fox Cable Networks, Senior Vice President
Amy Cohen, Comcast Sports Group, SVP, General Counsel
Rosalyn Durant, ESPNU, VP, General Manager
Laura Gentile, ESPNW, Vice President
Christina Miller, NBA Digital, General Manager; Turner Sports, SVP, Strategy, Marketing and Programming
Rebecca Schulte, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, SVP, General Manager
Susan Stone, MLB Network, SVP, Operations
Melinda Witmer, Time Warner Cable, EVP, Chief Video and Content Officer


Michelle Berg, Team Epic, Executive Vice President
Amy Erschen, The Marketing Arm, Senior Vice President
Kit Geis, Genesco Sports Enterprises, Senior Vice President
Tamera Green, GMR Marketing, VP, Group Account Director
Hillary Mandel, IMG Media, SVP, Programming and Distribution
Lisa Murray, Octagon Worldwide, EVP, Chief Marketing Officer
Sue Rodin, WISE, Founder; Stars & Strategies, President
Jill Smoller, William Morris Endeavor, Senior Vice President
Circe Wallace, Wasserman Media Group, Senior Vice President
Paula Yancey, PC Sports, President/Majority Owner


Cindy Davis, Nike Golf, President
Tina Davis, Citigroup, SVP, Corporate Sponsorship and Marketing
Lauren Hobart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, SVP, Chief Marketing Officer
Jane Kleinberger, Paciolan, Co-Founder
Jackie Woodward, MillerCoors, VP, Media and Marketing Services

Note: Listings reflect companies and titles held as of October 2011.