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Meet the Mentors

  • Julie Eddleman,
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Global Client Partner, Google

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Joan Coraggio,
    Los Angeles, California

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

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Romina Bongiovanni,
    Los Angeles, California

    Earned Media Director, Saatchi & Saatchi LA

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Laura Dixon,
    San Antonio, TX

    Executive Director - Community Responsibility, Spurs Sports & Entertainment

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Ronnie Tucker,
    New York City, NY

    Vice President of Marketing & Digital, New York Road Runners

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Julie Sobieski,
    Bristol, CT

    Vice President of League Sports Programming, ESPN

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Diane Lamb,
    Bristol, CT

    Vice President of Communications, ESPN

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Kerry Ruggieri,
    New York City, NY

    Senior Vice President, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Sofia Lombardo-Ramos,
    New York City, NY

    Vice President, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Gwen Conley,
    Los Angeles, California

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

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Susan Cohig,
    New York City, NY

    Senior Vice President - Business Affairs & Integrated Marketing, NHL

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Deborah Stroman,
    Chapel Hill, NC

    Professor of Sport Business & Entrepreneurship, University of North Carolina

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Val Ackerman,
    New York City, NY

    Commissioner, Big East Conference

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Ann Wells Crandall,
    New York City, NY

    Chief Marketing Officer, Big East Conference

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Hilary Shaev,
    New York City, NY

    Vice President of People Experience & Innovation, NBA

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Amy Huchthausen,
    Boston, MA

    Commissioner, America East Conference

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Shonna Brown,
    Boston, MA

    Executive Associate Commissioner, America East Conference

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Jill Hotchkiss,
    Burbank, CA

    Vice President of Marketing & Creative, Disney XD

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Laura Burton,
    Hartford, CT

    Associate Professor of Sport Management, University of Connecticut

    Emerging Leaders:

  • Jennifer McGarry,
    Hartford, CT

    Department Head for Educational Leadership, University of Connecticut

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