Power Play

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Program Calendar Announced December 2023/January 2024

Take A Look At Past "Power Play: Up Close With...." Events 

Chief People Officers (2023)*

L to R: Jennie Hansen, Chief People Officer, EL1 Sports; Julie Li, Chief People Officer, Jump; Lauren Lopez, Chief People and Culture Officer, NWSL; and Clara Stroude-Vazquez, Chief Culture and Inclusion Human Capital, Miami Heat. 

 * Special Virtual Live Stream Presentation

Power Play 2022 NBC Sports

WOMEN OF NBC Sports (2022)

L to R: Christine Dorfler, Chief Financial Officer, NBC Sports Group; Wendy Bass, Senior Vice President, Programming & Rights Management, NBC Sports Group; Bertha Coombs, CNBC Reporter (moderator); Samita Mannapperuma, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, NBCUniversal Television & Streaming; and Lyndsay Signor, Senior Vice President, Consumer Engagement, NBC Sports Group. 

Photo Credit: Stephan Hudson Photography



The panel was moderated by Sarah Kustok, NBA Analyst for the Brooklyn Nets and featured
Keia Clarke, CEO, NY Liberty; Adina Erwin, General Manager, Barclays Center
; Mandy Gutmann, Senior Vice President of Communications and Community Relations, BSE Global; 

Savan Hacknorath, Senior Vice President of Human Resources
; and Laurie Jacoby, Chief Entertainment Officer, BSE Global.  Special guest opening remarks were delivered by sports icon and trailblazer, Billie Jean King. 
*due to COVID-19/pandemic restrictions, the 2021 Power Play panel was held as a virtual event.


Victoria Azarian, Chief Creative Officer; Samantha Bond, Vice President, Entertainment and Talent Partnerships; Erica Calhoun, Vice President, Key Accounts and New Business; Elaine Deakers, Vice President, Client Service; Heather Lotstein, Director, Business Development; Emily Spiegel, Vice President and Group Director. Moderated by Kim Barrett Vice President, Corporate Development.

*due to COVID-19, the 2020 Power Play panel was held as a digital activation, becoming the first time the event was not held in-person.

Jennifer Cramer, Jennifer Maurillo, JoAnn Neale and  Emily Unruh with Reporter Susannah Collins

L to R: Susannah Collins, MLS Host and Reporter (moderator); JoAnn Neale, President and Chief Administrative Officer; Jennifer Cramer, Senior Vice President; Emily Unruh, Vice President Retail Development & Partnership Marketing; and Jennifer Maurillo, Senior Vice President, Events; 

Photo Credit: Stephan Hudson Photography

Nicola Douglas, Lisa Murray, Alyssa Romano, Lauren Tietjen, and Moderator Lindsay Berra

L to R: Nicola Douglas, Vice President, Human Resources; Lisa Murray, EVP, Chief Marketing Officer; Alyssa Romano, Director, Communications; Lauren Tietjen, Vice President, Global Communications.
The panel was moderated by Lindsay Berra, Sports Journalist.

Photo Credit: Stephan Hudson Photography

Stacey Fitch, Deidra Maddock, Maria Soares, Carol Stiff, and Moderator Elle Duncan

L to R: Elle Duncan, SportsCenter Anchor (Moderator); Deidra Maddock, Vice President, ESPN Sports Marketing; Maria Soares, Senior Coordinating Producer, ESPN International/ESPN Deportes; Stacey Fitch, Vice President, Operations; Carol Stiff, Vice President, Women's Sports Programming. 
*10th Anniversary of Power Play*

Photo Credit: Stephan Hudson Photography

Catherine Beldotti Donlan, Penny Ericson, Sam Halverson, Terri Hines, and Moderator Ann Liguori

L to R: Catherine Beldotti Donlan, Vice President/General Manager, North America; Penny Ericson, Vice President, Chuck Taylor Global Footwear; Sam Halverson, Vice President Human Resources; Terri Hines, Vice President Global Communications. Ann Liguori, Sports Radio/TV Host and Executive Producer, and Author (Moderator)

Photo Credit: Stephan Hudson Photography

Susan Cohig, Carol Dann and Chrissy Rajala

Susan Cohig, SVP Integrated Marketing, Business Affairs; Carol Dann, Senior Director; Chrissy Rajala, Director of Media Planning; Lynn White, VP Integrated Sales, International Sponsorship Sales.

Val Ackerman, Amber Cox, Ann Wells Crandall, Kimberly Keenan Kirkpatrick, and Moderator Laura Behnke

Women of the BIG EAST (2014)
Val Ackerman, Commissioner, BIG EAST; Amber Cox, Associate Commissioner for Women's Basketball; Ann Wells Crandall, Chief Marketing Officer; Kimberly Keenan Kirkpatrick, Associate Athletics Director for Compliance and Senior Women's Administrator, Seton Hall University. Laura Behnke, Weekend Sports Anchor, Channel 7 Eyewitness News (Moderator)

Amy Aronoff Blumkin, Jennifer Gilkie, Christine Tripoli Krische, Elsa Lopez, Michele Rankin, and moderator Anita Marks on stage at a WISE chapter event

Women of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee (2013)
Amy Aronoff Blumkin, Chief Marketing Officer; Jennifer Gilkie, Chief of Staff; Christine Tripoli Krische, Vice President, Events & Hospitality; Elsa Lopez, Director of Special Community Programs; Michele Rankin, Vice President, Volunteers. Anita Marks, NY Football Giants Broadcast Team, NBC Sports, Bleacher Report (Moderator)

Sandy Cross, Cynthia Howard, Laura Sequenzia, and Sarah Turcotte

Women of the Golf Industry (2012)
Sandy Cross, Director Business Development, The PGA of America; Sarah Hirshland, Senior Managing Director of Business Affairs, USGA; Cynthia Howard, Director, New Business Development, PGA TOUR; Laura Sequenzia, Publisher, Golf World. Sarah Turcotte, Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine (Moderator)

Bernadette McDonald, Wendy Lewis and Jacqueline Parkes

Women of MLB (2011)
Bernadette McDonald, Vice President, Broadcast Operations; Wendy Lewis, Senior Vice President, Diversity and Strategic Alliances; Jacqueline Parkes, Chief Marketing Officer.

Lori LeBas, Roxanne Jones, Moria Davis, Alison Overholt, and Moderator Sage Steele

Women of ESPN (2010)
Lori LeBas, Senior VP, Strategy & Business Operations; Roxanne Jones, VP ESPN Publishing; Moria Davis, VP Marketing; Alison Overholt, Editor in Chief, GIRL Magazine, espnW & ESPN RISE. Sage Steele, Daytime SportsCenter Update Anchor/Co-Host (Moderator)

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