Speed Mentoring Roundtables

Thank You to Our 2019 Roundtables Mentors

Group photo of Atlanta Speed Mentoring Roundtables mentors

WISE Atlanta

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WISE Houston

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WISE San Diego

Twin Cities Speed Mentoring Roundtables mentors and speakers

WISE Twin Cities

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

WISE Arizona

  • Maria Mwandi - Director of Sales, Live Nation - Van Buren and Commerica
  • Rebecca Mobley - Director of Marketing and PR, State Farm Stadium
  • Natalie Spruel - Sports and Media Partnerships, Arizona Diamondbacks

WISE Atlanta

  • Heidi Gohlinghorst - Associate Director Event Planning, Hyatt Regency
  • John Mitchell - President, Treefort, (CSE)
  • Cory Moss - SVP and Managing Director, IMG College Licensing
  • Erika Shaw - Sr. Consultant, Premium Membership Service Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena
  • LaTonya Story - LPS Consulting PR
  • Roddy White - VWSE Productions, LLC

WISE Boston 

  • Paul Cacciatore - Vice President of Member Experience, Boston Celtics
  • Yelena Cashion - Strategic Marketing Manager, Boston Bruins
  • Amber Cox - Vice President of Connecticut Sun, New England Black Wolves
  • Danielle Criscuolo - Vice President of Advertising & Brand Management, Eastern Bank
  • Jeff Cummings - Director of Network Operations, New England Sports Network
  • Laura Hannan - Sr. Director, Consumer Engagement, NBC Sports Boston
  • Meg Montgomery - Brand Director, DraftKings
  • Kristen Moss - Sr. Director of Communications, Reebok
  • Rebekah Salwasser - Executive Director, Boston Red Sox Foundation

WISE Chicago

  • Michelle Babst -  Senior Director, Marketing & Communications, Fight for Children
  • Natasha Feiger - Account Director, Intersport
  • Erin Harvego - Vice President, Marketing, Big Ten Network
  • Jamie Litoff - Marketing Manager, Partnerships, Guaranteed Rate
  • Janice Matacic - Partnership Solutions Manager, Learfield
  • Watchen Nyanue - Vice President, Marketing Partnerships, Chicago Sky
  • Libby Scales - Account Director, The Marketing Arm

WISE Cleveland

  • Jamie Baringer - Assistant Athletic Director for Arena Operations, Bowling Green State University
  • Penny Forster - Sales Manager, Corporate Partnerships & Premium Hospitality, Cleveland Indians
  • Monica Gustin - Director of Business Operations, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission
  • Megan Rock - Manager, Fan Experience & Special Events, Cleveland Browns
  • Emily Thomas - Senior Manager, Community Relations & Player Programs, Cleveland Cavaliers

WISE Detroit

  • Marcia Turner - VP and General Sales Manager, Fox Sports Detroit
  • Erika Swilley - Sr. Director, Community & Social Responsibility, Detroit Pistons
  • Sarah Snyder - Team Performance Dietitian, Detroit Lions

WISE Houston

  • Alicia Vanghel - Sr. Manager of Events and Marketing, Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash
  • Diane Freeman - President, Senior Sales Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Houston
  • Ellen Ramsey - President, Let It Fly Events, Lone Star Exhibits & Monte Carlo Plus, LLC
  • Frances Dyess - President, East End Chamber of Commerce
  • Hai Duong - Community Relations Manager, Houston Rockets
  • Julie Bass - Executive Director of General Exhibits and Attractions, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
  • Lesley Brotamonte - Marketing & Promotions Director, KRBE/Cumulus Radio
  • Marian Harper - Vice President of Foundation Development, Houston Astros
  • Shelly Harper - Owner, Sharper Media & Consulting, LLC
  • Stephanie Weaver - Media Director, Richards/Carlberg
  • Trang Do - Human Resources Manager, Houston Texans

WISE Los Angeles

  • Judi Cordray - Vice President & General Manager, ESPN
  • Alyse Courtines - Vice President, Client Services, MKTG
  • Marissa Daly - Vice President & General Manager, Media, Los Angeles Rams
  • Rachelle Fleischman - Sr. Market Development Associate, PepsiCo-Propel
  • Larry Freedman - Executive Vice President & Chief Business Officer, LAFC
  • Amy Gaskin - Head of Partnerships Management, Oak View Group
  • Hilary Guy - Coordinating Producer, ESPN
  • Nikki Hart - Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, AXS
  • Nicole Haynes - Integrated Media Sales Executive, Ebony
  • David Higdon - Global Head of Communications, Esports, Riot Games
  • Chris Hogan - Events/Experiential Marketing, CAA
  • Allison Howard - Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, Los Angeles Lakers
  • Felisa Israel - Principle Owner, 10 Fold Entertainment
  • Michele Kajiwara - Senior Vice President, Premium Seating, Staples Center
  • Heather Karatz - Executive Vice President & General Council, LAFC
  • Christina Khosravi - Director, Business Analytics & Strategy, Los Angeles Lakers
  • Valorie Kondos Field - Head Coach, Gymnastics, UCLA
  • Allen Narcisse - General Manager, Lyft
  • Kiesha Nix - Executive Director, Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation
  • Sandy Nunez - Associate Producer, ESPN
  • Craig Pittens - University Athletic Director, Loyola Marymount
  • Jen Pransky - Associate Producer, FOX
  • Amy Randall - Co Head, Social Impact Practice; EVP, Marketing and Communications, Propper Daley
  • Shelley Smith - Reporter, ESPN
  • Fabiola Torres - Vice President, Global Marketing, Beats by Dre
  • Jeanne Vetter - Associate General Manager, FOX Sports — USC
  • Cassie Zebisch - Director, Communications, AEG


  • Ishwara Glassman Chrein - Head of Sports Partnerships, Verizon Media / Yahoo Sports
  • Glenn Horine - Partner, SRiCheyenne
  • Courtney Fitzgibbons - Assistant Dean for Academic Planning and Career Development, New York Law School
  • Van Adams - Principal, The VanAdams Sports Group; Founder, Gathering on the Greens®; WISE NYC Metro Chapter, President
  • Sandy Sharp - Associate Director, Wharton Executive Education; Executive Coach, The Sandy Group

WISE San Diego

  • Jen Fitzgerald - Global Marketing, Adidas
  • John Gilson - Vice President of Revenue-Digital, SpyOptic
  • Jennifer Garrett - Director of Pricing & Product, 24 Hour Fitness
  • Daniel McHugh - Chief Marketing Officer, Monster Energy
  • Ronda Sedillo - Senior Vice President / CFO, San Diego Padres
  • Lauren Springfield - Director of Corporate Group Sales, 24 Hour Fitness
  • Laura Wolf Stein - Marketing Director, Challenged Athletes Foundation

WISE SF Bay Area

  • Julia Chen Davidson - Head of Global Partner Marketing, Google Home
  • Lauren Coberly - Global Marketing Lead, Box
  • Maggie Connor - Sr. Manager, HPE Global Sponsorships & Alliances, HPE
  • Ariel Fiegenbaum - Principal, Strategic Partnerships, Sutter Health
  • Kristen Gambetta - Director of Sports and Entertainment, Rakuten
  • Amy Gardner - Executive Director of University Business Partnerships and Services, University of California, Berkeley
  • Mackenzie Goepel - Associate Counsel, San Jose Sharks
  • Megan Herrity - President, Moxie Travel
  • Jessica Smith - VP Sponsorship, San Jose Earthquakes
  • Candce Wozniak - Director, Partnership Engagement, SF Giants

WISE Twin Cities

  • Katie Mattis - Sr. Vice President Corporate Partnership Sales & Activation, Minnesota United FC
  • Bryant Pfeiffer - Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer, Minnesota United FC
  • Courtney Reis - Vice President of Destination Branding & Strategy, Meet Minneapolis
  • Karin Nelson - Vice President Legal & Social Impact, Minnesota Vikings
  • Tanya Dreesen - Vice President Partnership Activation & Special Projects, Minnesota Vikings


  • Amy Lukas - Partner, Infinite Scale
  • Kari Holt-Larson - VP of Community Relations & Special Events, Utah Jazz
  • Maxine Turner - Owner, Cuisine Unlimited
  • Kevin Dustin - Director of Athletics and Recreation, Salt Lake Community College
  • Steve Borland - VP/GM, Utes Sports Properties (Learfield/IMG)

WISE Washington DC

  • Brittany Bell-Surratt - Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations, Howard University Athletics
  • LaRhonda Burley - Vice President, Partnerships, National Fitness Foundation
  • Lisa Delpy Neirotti, PhD - Associate Professor & Director, Sports Management Programs, The George Washington University School of Business
  • Kelley Evans - Writer, Producer, Editor, ESPN, The Undefeated
  • Ashley Forrester - Corporate Director, Communications & Marketing, Events DC
  • Ronnie Gold - Event, Conference and PR Specialist
  • Sophie Gage - Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs, NFL Players Association
  • Diana Pulupa - Director of Creative Services, Georgetown Athletics
  • Amanda Tischler - Vice President of Marketing, Washington Capitals

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