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Thank You to Our 2018 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

Allison Fillmore  |  Executive Director, TOUR Championship

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

Victoria Barnaby  |  Sr. Manager of Brand & Interactive Marketing at '47


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 & Special Events, Cleveland Browns

Lindsay Silverstein  |  Executive Director, 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

Valerie 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

Julie 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.