Diversity and Inclusion Symposium

The United States Olympic Committee, in partnership with the NFL, NCAA, NASCAR, and The PGA of America, is proud to host the second annual Sports Diversity & Inclusion Symposium, which will be held Oct. 22-24, 2013, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The three-day event will analyze ways to improve and enhance diversity and inclusion in sport. Industry leaders from across all levels of sport, including professional, collegiate and national governing bodies will be in attendance. The Symposium will feature panels, group discussions and demonstrations that are designed to examine the current landscape and create tangible solutions for diversity and inclusion issues in today’s sport culture.

2013 Sports Diversity & Inclusion Symposium Program

Women in Sports Leadership
Moderator:
Lisa Baird, USOC Chief Marketing Officer

Panelists:
Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, USOC Chief of Organizational Excellence
Kathleen Francis, WISE National Chair and President
Christine Garrity, The PGA of America Chief Administrative Officer & General Council
Rosa Gatti, Consulting ESPN Senior Vice President of Communications & Corporate Outreach
Tshneka T. Tate, NASCAR Media Group Senior Assistant General Counsel

Brainstorming for a More Inclusive Sports Environment
Kimberly Ford, NCAA Director of Inclusion
Kenneth Shropshire, David W. Hauck Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Jason Thompson, USOC Director of Diversity & Inclusion

LGBT Issues in Sport
Moderator:
Brian Kitts, Co-Founder of You Can Play

Panelists:
Wade Davis, Jr., Former NFL Player and Executive Director of the You Can Play Project
Heather Torch, Community Marketing, Inc. Research Director
Cyd Ziegler, Prominent LGBT Journalist

Disability in Sport: Reaching Full Participation
Moderator:
John Register, U.S. Paralympics Associate Director of Community & Military Programs

Panelists:
Chris Ruckdaschel, NCAA Associate Director of Inclusion
Dr. Jim Tenopir, NFHS Chief Operating Officer
Julie O’Neill, USOC Team Leader, Sport Performance
Erin Popovich, USOC Classification & Emerging Sport Program Administrator

Keynote Speakers
Dartanyon Crockett, Paralympic judo bronze medalist
Lisa Fenn, Former ESPN Producer
Leroy Sutton, U.S. Powerlifting World Team Member

Presenters
Robert Gulliver, NFL Chief Human Resources Officer
Troy Vincent, NFL Senior Vice President of Player Engagement