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WWOY Honorees: 2011-present

2014 saw the introduction of the WISE Women of Distinction Award, an elevation of the WISE Women of the Year honor in celebration of the 20th luncheon. The Women of Distinction have reached the highest levels of success while supporting other women in the field. The recipients — selected by the national board instead of through the traditional WISE member vote — were Barbara Paddock, Judy Sweet and Women of the Year honorees Val Ackerman and Christine Driessen. The special honor returns in 2019 for the 25th luncheon. Anita DeFrantz, Janet Fletcher, Lisa Murray, Michele A. Roberts and Suzanne Smith join this impressive group of women who have truly made a difference in the industry.


WWOY 2011Stacey Allaster
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer | Women's Tennis Association

Lisa Baird
Chief Marketing Officer | United States Olympic Committee

Wendy Lewis
Senior Vice President, Diversity and Strategic Alliances | Major League Baseball

WWOY 2012

Gail D. Hunter
Senior Vice President of Events and Attractions | National Basketball Association

Marla Miller
Senior Vice President, Special Events Major League Baseball

Kim Williams
Chief Operating Officer | NFL Network

WWOY 2013

Sharon Byers
Senior Vice President, Sports and Entertainment Marketing | Coca-Cola North America

Danielle Maged
Global Head of Business Development and Partnerships | StubHub

Carol Stiff
Vice President, Content Program and Integration | espnW

WWOY 2014

WISE Women of Distinction

Val Ackerman
Commissioner | Big East Conference

Chris Driessen
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer | ESPN

Barbara Paddock
Senior Vice President, Sports and Entertainment | JPMorgan Chase

Judy Sweet
Co-Founder and Board of Directors President | Alliance of Women's Coaches

WWOY 2015

Amy Latimer
President | TD Garden

Lara Price
Executive Vice President of Business Operations | Philadelphia 76ers

Mary Scott
President | United Entertainment Group

WWOY 2016

Renie Anderson
Senior Vice President, Sponsorship and Partnership Management | National Football League

Kathy Behrens
President, Social Responsibility and Player Programs | National Basketball Association

Karen Brodkin
President, Business Affairs | WME | IMG

WWOY 2017

Doris Burke
Basketball Analyst and Reporter | ESPN

Buffy Filippell
Founder | TeamWork Online

Amy Trask
NFL Analyst | CBS Sports Network
Chief Executive Officer |  BIG3

WWOY 2018

Lindsay Amstutz
SVP and General Manager | FOX Sports West/FOX Sports San Diego/Prime Ticket

Sarah Robb O'Hagan
Chief Executive Officer | Flywheel Sports

Kim Stone
Executive Vice President | Miami HEAT
General Manager | AmericanAirlines Arena

WWOD 2019


Anita DeFrantz
Vice President | International Olympic Committee

Janet Fletcher
Director, Olympics and Sports Marketing | The Procter & Gamble Company

Lisa Murray
Executive Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer | Octagon Worldwide

Michele A. Roberts
Executive Director | National Basketball Players Association

Suzanne Smith
Director and Producer | CBS Sports