In 2011, to honor Women in Sports Business the Sports Business Journal created Game Changers to “tell the stories of women in the sports business – women with broad deep and varied responsibilities and oversight who contribute to the success of the industry in multiple ways.” These women are progressive, leaders, innovators, trailblazers and change agents representing every sector of sport business.
The 2020 class of Game Changer Honorees is the 10th class since the inaugural class, now at 392 honorees in total. This year 50 dynamic, successful and well deserving women are being honored by the Sports Business Journal. Some names may be familiar, while others you may be seeing for the first time, however, these women are the charging forces that will continue to change the sports business world now and for years to come.
We are excited to celebrate these amazing women and honorees for the Sports Business Journal 2020 Class of Game Changers: Women in Sports Business.
Amy Azzi,T-Mobile Heidi Browning, National Hockey League Victoria Brumfield, USA Triathlon Diana Busino, Turnkey Search Michelle Byron, NASCAR Grace Calhoun, University of Pennsylvania Jennifer Carroll, Major League Soccer Kareeda Chones-Aguam, Milwaukee Bucks and Fiserv Forum Kari Cohen, New York Red Bulls Joni Comstock, NCAA Alexandra Dell, Sportfive Lauren Dienes-Middlen, WWE Christine Dorfler, NBC Sports Group Danielle du Toit, SeatGeek Melissa Duhaime, PepsiCo Lauri Eberhart, Apollo Sports & Entertainment Law Group Jené Elzie, Athletes First Partners Jill Frederickson, ESPN Colleen Garrity, Excel Sports Management Jordan Harnsberger, CAA Sports Kat Harwood, Deloitte Molly Higgins, Los Angeles Rams China Jude, University of Wyoming Donna Julian, Hornets Sports & Entertainment Erin Kane, Octagon Dani Rylan Kearney, National Women’s Hockey League Angelina Lawton, Sportsdigita Raquel Libman, Miami Heat and AmericanAirlines Arena Blair Listino, Comcast Spectacor Nicole Lynn, Young Money APAA Sports and Norton Rose Fulbright Liliahn Majeed, National Basketball Association Bernadette McDonald, Major League Baseball Jen Millet, Golden State Warriors and Chase Center Jill Monaghan, Generator Studio Belicia Montgomery, Minor League Baseball Jessica Muir, Comcast Patti Phillips, Women Leaders In College Sports Shelley Pisarra, Wasserman Stefanie Rapp, Bleacher Report Naomi Rodriguez, Los Angeles Dodgers Shoshana Salmon, CBS Sports Kristine Schroeder, Learfield IMG College Kim Shelton, JMI Sports Dasha Smith, National Football League Jill Spiegel, PGA Tour Superstore Gina Sprenger, Fanatics Shiz Suzuki, AT&T Vanessa Taveras, CSM Sport & Entertainment Denise Taylor, Legends Dionna Widder, Houston Dynamo and Dash and BBVA Stadium
To hear their stories and see the honorees you can tune in to the virtual ceremony during the Game Changers Conference on October 27th.