WISE NYC Metro Chapter signature event held each year during the month of March in celebration of National Women’s History Month.  Power Play is a program panel event featuring senior to executive level women from the same organization, or section of sports business, who represent different areas of  discipline within the organization.  This is the one time of the year where it is mandatory that all the panelists and moderator are women.

The WISE NYC Metro chapter debuted “Power Play: Up Close With…” in 2010. The success of the event led to the rollout of the program across all WISE professional chapters and its designation as a signature program event held annually in March in celebration of Women’s History Month. 

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2020 Power Play: Up Close with Women from MKTG

Thursday March 26, 2020

Register here before Friday March 20, 2020


MKTG is a global lifestyle marketing agency – comprised of pioneers and practitioners of live events, sports and entertainment, sponsorship, enterprise/B2B, and retail innovation. MKTG clients enjoy unparalleled expertise from seasoned leaders across 32 offices in 19 different countries..

Jennifer Cramer. Senior Vice President, Partnership Marketing Jennifer Maurillo, Senior Vice President, Events JoAnn Neale President and Chief Administrative Officer Emily Unruh, Vice President Retail Development Moderated by MLS Host and Reporter Susannah Collins
Nicola Douglas, Vice President, Human Resources; Lisa Murray, EVP, Chief Marketing Officer; Alyssa Romano, Director, Communications; Lauren Tietjen, Vice President, Global Communications
Lindsay Berra, Sports Journalist (Moderator)
Stacey Fitch, Vice President, Operations Deidra Maddock, Vice President, ESPN Sports Marketing Maria Soares, Senior Coordinating Producer, ESPN International/ESPN Deportes Carol Stiff, Vice President, Women's Sports Programming Elle Duncan, SportsCenter Anchor (Moderator)
*10th Anniversary of Power Play*
Susan Cohig, SVP Integrated Marketing, Business Affairs Carol Dann, Senior Director Chrissy Rajala, Director of Media Planning Lynn White, VP Integrated Sales, International Sponsorship Sales
Women of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee (2013)
Amy Aronoff Blumkin, Chief Marketing Office Jennifer Gilkie, Chief of Staff Christine Tripoli Krische, Vice President, Events & Hospitality Elsa Lopez, Director of Special Community Programs Michele Rankin, Vice President, Volunteers Anita Marks, NY Football Giants Broadcast Team, NBC Sports, Bleacher Report (Moderator)
Women of MLB (2011)
Bernadette McDonald, Vice President, Broadcast Operations Wendy Lewis, Senior Vice President, Diversity and Strategic Alliances Jacqueline Parkes, Chief Marketing Officer
Catherine Beldotti Donlan, Vice President/General Manager North America Penny Ericson, Vice President Chuck Taylor Global Footwear Sam Halverson, Vice President Human Resources Terri Hines, Vice President Global Communications Ann Liguori, Sports Radio/TV Host and Executive Producer, and Author (Moderator)
Women of the BIG EAST (2014)
Val Ackerman, Commissioner, BIG EAST Amber Cox, Associate Commissioner for Women's Basketball Ann Wells Crandall, Chief Marketing Officer Kimberly Keenan Kirkpatrick, Associate Athletics Director for Compliance and Senior Women's Administrator, Seton Hall University Laura Behnke, Weekend Sports Anchor, Channel 7 Eyewitness News (Moderator)
Women of the Golf Industry (2012)
Sandy Cross, Director Business Development, The PGA of America Sarah Hirshland, Senior Managing Director of Business Affairs, USGA Cynthia Howard, Director, New Business Development, PGA TOUR Laura Sequenzia, Publisher, Golf World Sarah Turcotte, Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine (Moderator)
Women of ESPN (2010)
Lori LeBas, Senior VP, Strategy & Business Operations Roxanne Jones, VP ESPN Publishing Moria Davis, VP Marketing Alison Overholt, Editor in Chief, GIRL Magazine, espnW & ESPN RISE, Sage Steele, Daytime SportsCenter Update Anchor/Co-Host (Moderator)