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Game Changers 2016

I ntroducing the Game Changers of 2016.

The women you’ll read about on the following pages are spearheading key initiatives across the industry. They’re securing critical deals, developing new technologies, and affecting how fans experience sports both at home and in-person.

They’re also playing a meaningful role in the lives of younger executives who are looking to advance their own careers.

We’re proud to share their stories.

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


A closer look: Game Changers selfies
The people who have had an impact on their careers