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December 1, 2016

2017 WISE Women of the Year Nominees Announced



Rebecca Timms
United Entertainment Group



December 1, 2016 (New York, NY) — Women in Sports and Events (WISE), the leading voice and resource for women in the business of sports, , today announced its nominees for the 2017 WISE Women of the Year Award. This coveted award will be presented to three women at the 23nd Annual WISE Women of the Year Awards Luncheon on June 22, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

The following women were nominated by members of WISE for their accomplishments and contributions to the business of sports:

  • Doris Burke — Basketball Analyst and Reporter, ESPN
    College basketball standout-turned trailblazing commentator

  • Kerry D. Chandler — Chief Human Resources Officer, Under Armour
    Game-changer impacting sports through people and culture

  • Buffy Filippell — Founder, TeamWork Online
    Recruiting force in the industry of sports and live events

  • Jill Gregory — Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, NASCAR
    Veteran marketing strategist elevating brand conversation

  • Maidie E. Oliveau — Counsel, Arent Fox
    International arbitrator and leading sports attorney

  • Patti Phillips — Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA)
    Champion of girls' and women's development through sport

  • Janet Marie Smith — Senior Vice President of Planning and Development, Los Angeles Dodgers
    Renowned architect inspiring tradition in ballpark construction

  • Amy Trask — NFL Analyst, CBS Sports Network
    Barrier-breaker in the front office and in front of the camera

  • Ann Wool — Partner, Ketchum and President, KSE
    Innovator driving business and strategy on the global stage

The final ballot has been issued to all WISE members for a national vote, which closes at 10 p.m. ET on Friday, December 23, 2016. To view each nominee's bio, click here.

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.