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Highlights of Past Programs and Events

Gameday and Beyond – Digital Marketing
Program panel discussion on digital marketing strategies
Elevate Your Game: Breaking in and Staying in Sports Business
Program panel on the business of sports
The Business of College Athletics
Roundtable discussion with top athletic administrators
The Anatomy of the Athlete
Program panel featuring the key players of an athletes business team
Brands Heard Around The World
Program panel discussion on global sports marketing
Off The Record From The Press Box
Program panel discussion on sports journalism
Events in Motion
Program panel discussion on event production
One-on-One With Mary Carillo
One on one “actor’s studio” event with Mary Carillo
The Pulse of Your Social Network
Afterwork networking event integrating social media platforms
Power of the Pump
Super Bowl Week afterwork event, guests donated clothes for Dress for Success
Raise the Barre
Core training class at Exhale Spa in support of Go Red for Women
A New Year, A New You
Afterwork event with Neiman Marcus focusing on professional development and style tips
Heart Healthy
Afterwork cooking and nutrition experience at William and Sonoma for heart health month
Manicures and Martinis
Afterwork event with signature martinis, mini-manicures on a NYC rooftop to kick off summer
Holiday Bowl
Afterwork holiday party at Lucky Strikes Lanes with retail vendors, guest DJ, billiards and bowling

Past Panelists and Discussion Leaders

The NYC Metro Chapter prides itself on delivering engaging, informative panel discussions, workshops and seminars lead by industry leaders and experts.
*speaker titles and companies reflect the time of their participation with WISE NYC Metro*

Ken Podziba, Commissioner of New York City Sports Commission
Philip Schwalb, CEO and Founder, Sports Museum of America
Mary Wittenberg, President and CEO, New York Road Runners
Sonia Alleyne, Editorial Director, Black Enterprise Magazine
Rachel Simon, At Your Service, Bloomingdale’s
Melissa Brenner, SVP Digital Media, National Basketball Association
Joe Assad, Senior Vice President/General Manager, BNC
Kym Hampton, WNBA Legend
Laun Pham, Executive Director, Integrated Marketing, Golf Digest
Mike Paul, President/Senior Counselor, MGP & Associates
Russ Spielman, Founder & Principal, The Agency Sports Management
Roxanne A. Jones, VP/Sr. Deputy Editor, ESPN The Magazine
Gail Hunter, Senior Vice President, Events and Attractions, NBA Entertainment
Jeff Kalpak, Partner, Barkley Kalpak Associates
Lisa Walker, Director, Special Events, Macy’s Northeast
Elisa Padilla, VP Marketing, Brooklyn Nets and Barclays
Tom Cosentino, President, iMedia Public Relations
Terry Dry, President of Fanscape, Inc.
Sandra Fathi, President & Founder, Affect Strategies
Shaun Koiner, Integrated Marketing Manager-Social Media, SI Digital
Maggie Gray, Lead Anchor, SI NOW
Holly Gera, Athletic Director, Montclair State University
Kim Keenan-Kirkpatrick, Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, Seton Hall University
Eugene Marshall, Jr., Deputy Athletic Director, US Military Academy
Jennifer Gilkie, Chief of Staff, 2014 NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee
Moira Davis, VP, Media and Synergy, ESPN
Chris Wallace, VP Marketing Communications, Devils Arena Entertainment
Lori LeBas, SVP Business Operations, Sales and Marketing, ESPN
Peter John-Baptiste, VP , Communications, New York Football Giants
Sage Steele, Daytime SportsCenter Update Anchor/Co-Host
Stephen Master, SVP Head of Nielsen’s Global Sports Practice
Christie Howard, Director, Corporate Partnerships, LPGA
Nicole Jeter West, Senior Director, Ticketing and Digital Strategy, USTA
Rick Singer, Vice President, Client Executive Marketing, IBM
Doug Smoyer, Vice President, Business Development, New York Football Giants
Mary Carillo, Award Winning Broadcast Journalist, HBO Sports, USTA
Rodnell E. Workman, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Madison Square Garden
Andrew Giangola, Director of Corporate Communications, NASCAR
Blandne JnPaul-Reid, Senior Director, Marketing, ESPN
Ray Katz, President, Sports Properties & Media, Leverage Agency
Dan Mannix, President & CEO, LeadDog Marketing Group
Jessica Heasley, Executive Editor, Event Marketer Magazine, Best Events Magazine
Mary Carillo, Award Winning Broadcast Journalist, HBO Sports, USTA
Sarah Rinaldi, Award Winning Producer