Speed Mentoring Roundtables

Thank You to Our 2018 Roundtables Mentors

Group photo of the WISE Los Angeles Speed Mentoring Roundtables mentors

WISE Los Angeles Speed Mentoring Roundtables mentors.

WISE extends a special thank you to our Speed Mentoring Roundtables mentors!

WISE Atlanta

  • Nicole Armentrout - Vice president of Marketing, IMGCollege Licensing
  • Keri Potts - PR/Senior Director, College Sports, ESPN
  • Tarena Smith - CMP Director, Major Event Management, Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • Michelle Gallagher - Director of Community Engagement, Delta Air Lines
  • Allison Goreham - Media Director of Social, Turner Broadcasting
  • Ericka Newsome - Director of Community Affairs, Atlanta Braves & Executive Director, Atlanta Braves Foundation

WISE Boston

  • Princell Hair - SVP & General Manager, NBC Sports Boston
  • Larry Lawson - Director of News, Coordinating Producer, New England Sports Network
  • Denise Wolffs - Head of Sponsorships & Corporate Giving, Citizens Financial Group, Inc. 
  • Pam Kenn - VP of Public & Player Relations, Boston Red Sox
  • Jill Paine - Director of Inside Sales, Boston Celtics
  • Amy Maguire - SVP, Group Connections Planning at Havas Media Group

WISE Chicago

  • Mary Banker - Track and Field Coach, University of Chicago
  • Beth Bejma - Vice President of Client Service Operations, Mosaic Agency
  • Chris Hartweg - Partner, Huddle Pro
  • Amy Hopfinger - Director of Special Projects, U.S. Soccer Federation
  • Hallie Olsen - Business Development Manager, Chicago Bulls
  • Jackie Paulus - Marketing and Operations Partner, After the Whistle
  • Amy Potter - Director/Head of U.S. Sponsorships, BMO Harris Bank
  • J.R. Rudgers - Senior Director of Sponsorship Marketing, Learfield
  • Jorie Sax - Global Operations Strategy, Planning and Design, United Airlines
  • Tanesha Wade - Director of Events and Entertainment, Chicago Bears

WISE Cleveland

  • Buffy Filippell - President, TeamWork Online
  • Michelle Hill - Program Director, North American Society of Trenchless Technology (NASTT)
  • Allison Kimbrough - Director of Corporate Partnerships, International Exposition (I-X) Center
  • Tracy Marek - SVP Marketing, CMO, Cleveland Cavaliers, Monsters, Gladiators, Canton Charge & Quicken Loans Arena
  • Carlos Osegura - Director of Fan Experience, Northern ohio Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Josh Young - Director of Ticket Sales, Cleveland Browns

WISE Houston

  • Lisa Gagnon - Executive Director of Marketing, PR and presentations, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
  • Sarah Gibson - Senior Director of Suite Activation and Development, Houston Rockets
  • Valarie Holland - Senior Manager of Community Relations and Corporate Communications, Houston Dynamo
  • Nina Jackson - Director of Marketing and Public Relations, SMG-NRG Park
  • Kate Klein - Director of Business Development and Marketing, Houston Marathon Committee Inc. 
  • Chanda Lawdermilk - Senior Manager of Human Resources, Houston Astros
  • Patti Smith - Public Relations Director, Harris County-Houston Sports Authority
  • Suzie Thomas - Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer, Houston Texans

WISE Los Angeles

  • Thomas Braun - Vice President, Business Operations, Los Angeles Galaxy
  • Corey Breton - Executive Vice President, Sales, Los Angeles Football Club
  • Howard Brodwin - Founder, Sports and Social Change
  • Allison Citelli - Director, Business Development, Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission
  • Alyse Courtines - Vice President of Accounts, MKTG
  • Danielle Dolloff - Vice President, Planning & Forecasting, Speedo
  • Sue Enquist - Founder & CEO, Bruwin Enterprises
  • Paola Garzon - Senior Manager, Marketing, FOX Deportes
  • Natalie Gibbons - Vice President, Partnership Activation, FOX HTS
  • Nikki Hart - Vice President, Business Affairs & Senior Council, AXS
  • Danita Johnson - Director, Business Development, Los Angeles Clippers
  • Heather Karatz - Executive Vice President & General Council, Los Angeles Football Club
  • Valorie Kondos Field - Head Coach, Gymnastics, University of California Los Angeles
  • Ronit Larone - Vice President, Senior Coordinating Producer, Studio Production, NFL Network
  • Jen Lau - Vice President, Action Sports & Mass Participation, IMG
  • Pam Levine - President, North America, 2XU
  • Donna Lupton - Director, Partnership Services, Los Angeles Chargers
  • Nick Mann - Senior Director, Sales, Staples Center
  • Urel Martinez - Vice President, Sales, Los Angeles Galaxy
  • Cindy Mori - Vice President, Booking Talent and Relations, OWN Network
  • Jane Normansell - Director, Global Partnerships, LA Stadium & Entertainment District at Hollywood Park
  • Katie Pandolfo - General Manager, StubHub Center
  • Hatcher Parnell - Associate Athletic Director, University of Southern California
  • Amber Perry - Vice President, Integrated Media Sales, Los Angeles Chargers
  • Suzanne Piehl - Director of Consumer Marketing, City of Hope
  • Kamini Sharma - Partner, Frontier Sports & Entertainment
  • Russell Silvers - Chief Operating Officer, Global Partnerships, AEG
  • Christine Simmons - President & Chief Operating Office, Los Angeles Sparks
  • Tamica Smith Jones - Athletic Director, University of California, Riverside
  • Suzanne Taddei - Director, Sports Sales & Marketing, Tiffany's


  • Bonnie Bernstein - Founder, Walk Swiftly, Productions and Veteran Journalist
  • Cathrin Bowtell - Senior Vice President, ToughMudder
  • Deirdre Lester - Chief Revenue officer, Barstool Sports
  • Corey Smith - Senior Director, Diversity and Inclusion, MLB
  • Allison Stangeby - Vice President of Community & Corporate Relations, New York Giants
  • Ben Sturner - CEO/Founder, Leverage Agency
  • Lynn White - Group Vice President, International Strategy, NHL Enterprises

WISE SF Bay Area

  • Airikuh Anderson - VP Business Development, PIVOT Marketing
  • Andy Steen - Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Avaya
  • Heather Pease - Manager of Partnership Services and Business Development, SF Giants
  • Hilary Allan - Director of Cross Platform Sales, NBC Sports Bay Area
  • Jen Franklin - Founder, J357
  • Kerry Lange - Partner, Advoc8 Consulting
  • Suzi Alvarez - Manager of Strategy and Business Operations, Oakland Athletics


  • Jenn Andrs - Managing Director, Tour of Utah
  • Gina Calvert - Corporate Communications Manager, Utah Jazz
  • Cory Gardiner - EVP, Business and Consumer Banking, Zions Bank
  • Michael Jaquet - Media Rights Partnerships, Mountain Sports International
  • Elizabeth Lockette - SVP, Sports and Entertainment Director, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Amy Lukas - Partner, Director of Events, Infinite Scale
  • Julia Sibthorp - Director of Meetings and Events, CHG Healthcare
  • Andrea Williams - Commissioner, Big Sky Conference

WISE Washington DC

  • Kelley Evans - Editor, Writer and Digital Producer at ESPN's The Undefeated
  • Maureen Atkins Vollmer - Director of Development at United States Olympic Committee
  • Tammi Gaw - Executive Director of Advantage Rule
  • Patsy Coyle - Vice president, Global Partnerships at Monumental Sports & Entertainment
  • Shauna (Smith) Gillem - Vice president, Client Services, Aquarius Sports and Entertainment

Above mentors are scheduled to participate and is subject to change.