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Meet Our Breakout Session Leaders

We are pleased to share this year’s incredible list of speaker’s for our 2016 Athlete Leadership Connection Breakout Sessions.

Win the Social Game: Sponsors, Social Media & Your Digital Footprint

Laura Tierney
President and Founder, The Social Institute
Session Leader

Networking Smart: Relationships as Tools for Career Success

LaChina Robinson
ESPN Women’s College Basketball and WNBA Game and Studio Analyst and Sideline Reporter
Session Leader

It’s Your Voice: Developing Your Personal Narrative

Jane Praeger
President and Founder, Ovid Inc.
Session Leader

Equal Play, Equal Pay: Closing the Equity Gaps in Olympic and Pro Sports

Arthur McAfee
Partner, The McAfee Group
Session Leader

Candid Conversations: From College Sports to the Game of Life

Angela Hucles
President, Women’s Sports Foundation
Session Leader

Esther Lofgren
Olympic Gold Medalist, Rowing
Session Leader

Frank Lehner
Principal and Co-Founder, Naridus International
Session Leader

Champions for a Cause: Philanthropy, Fame & Your Name

Tuti B. Scott
President, Imagine Philanthropy
Session Leader

Grete Eliassen 
President-Elect, Women’s Sports Foundation
Session Leader

Entrepreneurs’ Workshop

Mori Taheripour 
Principal, MT Global Strategies LLC
Session Leader

JohnPaul Bennet
Director of Marketing, Pledge It
Session Leader

Career Connection Leaders

Holly Lindvall 
Vice President, Human Resources, NY Mets
Career Connection Session Leader

Project Pitch Leaders

Annie Brackley
Professor, Ohio University

Rebecca Hufferdine
Former Global Director of Consumer Insights, Tiffany & Co.

Project Pitch Coaches

Richard Ader
Managing Partner & CEO, U.S. Realty Advisors
Former WSF Trustee and WSF Advisory Board member

Leah LaPlaca
Vice President, espnW, Growth Initiatives

Jennifer Storms
Chief Marketing Officer, NBC Sports Group

Lisa M. Cregan
Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
WSF Trustee

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