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Meet the Mentors

  • Kerry Ruggieri,
    New York City, NY

    Senior Vice President, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Marina Escobar,
    Bristol, CT

    Vice President - Visual Technology Group, ESPN

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Hilary Shaev,
    New York City, NY

    Vice President of People Experience & Innovation, NBA

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Susan Cohig,
    New York City, NY

    Senior Vice President - Business Affairs & Integrated Marketing, NHL

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Kimberly Wilson,
    Bristol, CT

    Vice President - Affiliate Marketing, ESPN

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Gwen Conley,
    Los Angeles, California

    Vice President and Group Media Director, Rubin Postaer and Associates (RPA)

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Kathryn Chappetto,
    St. Petersburg, FL

    Director - Partnership Strategy, WTA

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Karen Morrison,
    Orlando, Florida

    Chief Diversity Officer, University of Central Florida

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Joan Coraggio,
    Los Angeles, California

    Group Director - Sponsorship & Experiential Marketing, Saatchi & Saatchi LA

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Alicia McConnell,
    Colorado Springs, CO

    Director of Training Sites & Community Partnerships, US Olympic Committee

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Laura Dixon,
    San Antonio, TX

    Head of External Relations, Spurs Sports & Entertainment

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Cindy Lupkey,
    St. Petersburg, FL

    Manager - Global Administration & Projects, WTA

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Tiffany Sahaydak,
    Orlando, FL

    Head Women's Soccer Coach, University of Central Florida

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Deborah Slaner Larkin,
    New York City, NY

    President/CEO, Women's Sports Foundation

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Angela Schmelzer,
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL

    Program Operations Coordinator, PGA of America

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Rhona Aime,
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL

    Chief Financial Officer, PGA of America

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Ann Wells Crandall,
    New York City, NY

    Chief Marketing Officer, Big East Conference

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Julie Eddleman,
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Global Client Partner, Google

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Val Ackerman,
    New York City, NY

    Commissioner, Big East Conference

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Sofia Lombardo-Ramos,
    New York City, NY

    Vice President, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

    Emerging Leaders:

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