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June 15, 2016

Presenters Announced for 2016 WISE Women of the Year Award



Rebecca Timms
United Entertainment Group
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—  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Among Presenters  —
—  Veteran Broadcast Journalist and Author Jane Pauley to Serve as Emcee  —

June 15, 2016 (New York, NY) — Women in Sports and Events (WISE), the leading voice and resource for women in the business of sports, today announced the four presenters who will introduce their respective colleagues and honorees at this year's WISE Women of the Year Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, June 22 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City, emceed by legendary broadcast journalist and author Jane Pauley.

The three previously-announced WISE Women of the Year honorees — Renie Anderson, SVP sponsorship and partnership management, NFL; Kathy Behrens, president, social responsibility and player programs, NBA; and Karen Brodkin, president, business affairs, WME | IMG — will be introduced by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, NBA commissioner Adam Silver and WME | IMG chief content officer Mark Shapiro, respectively. ESPN executive vice president and chief financial officer Christine Driessen will introduce ESPN president and Disney Media Networks co-chairman John Skipper as this year's Champion Award recipient.

More information about the 2016 WISE Women of the Year Awards Luncheon can be found at WISEworks.org.

About WISE
WISE (Women in Sports and Events), is the leading voice and resource for professional women in the business of sports. Through ongoing meetings, special events, and mentoring and educational programs, WISE aims to offer its members the opportunity to gain valuable industry insights and connections that can provide them with a competitive advantage in their current position and as they advance in their careers. Founded in 1993, WISE is a national membership organization and registered 501(c)3 public charity headquartered in New York City, with chapters in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Los Angeles, NYC Metro, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco/Bay Area, South Florida and Washington, D.C. For more information on WISE, please visit WISEworks.org.