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Shiz Suzuki
AVP, Sponsorships & Experiential Marketing
AT&T
Shiz Suzuki
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Shiz Suzuki

AVP, Sponsorships & Experiential Marketing, AT&T

<p>Shiz is known as a tenacious, results driven leader who has a consistent track record of leading teams and building the AT&T brand while pushing the envelope of innovation.</p>
<p>She currently leads the Sponsorship team at AT&T, which includes industry-leading partnerships across numerous sports and entertainment verticals. These include AT&T Stadium and the Dallas Cowboys, Jordan Spieth, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, the AT&T Byron Nelson, NCAA, College Football Playoffs, Major League Soccer, Red Bull Racing and Tribeca Film Festival to name a few.</p>
<p>Prior to her current role in Sponsorships, Shiz held a wide range of roles across the corporation—a true testament to her business acumen, adaptability and leadership skills. She’s been on the front lines managing call centers and out in the field leading construction crews—consistently outperforming peer groups in productivity and accuracy. She was instrumental on the delivery of the company’s first web-based cloud product as well as designing industry leading offers in the pricing and analytics organization for the largest corporate clients.</p>
<p>More recently, Shiz was the chief of staff to the SVP of Brand, Advertising, Media and Sponsorships which included executive support, overseeing overall operations and organizational budgets. Shiz also led large scale corporate workforce and workplace transformation efforts.</p>
<p>In a previous role, Shiz has also supported the Chairman and CEO of AT&T, which included production of multi-location and live broadcast of major events ranging from leadership conferences, all-employee town halls to merger announcements, press tours and the Annual AT&T Shareholders’ Meeting.</p>
<p>She has received numerous accolades including the Asian MBA Global Emerging Leaders Award, the Women of Color STEM Magazine’s Technology Rising Stars award, AT&T Best of the Best Awards, and the President’s Volunteer Service Award.</p>
<p>Shiz holds a bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science from UCLA and an MBA from Pepperdine University. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband Peter, and rescue dog, Bella. She enjoys wine tasting, international cuisines and traveling.</p>

Rachel Jacobson
President
Drone Racing League
Rachel Jacobson
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Rachel Jacobson

President, Drone Racing League

Tyler Lockett
Author & NFL Wide Receiver
Tyler Lockett
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Tyler Lockett

Author & NFL Wide Receiver,

CJ McCollum
Athlete, Host & Creator
Pull Up with CJ McCollum
CJ McCollum
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CJ McCollum

Athlete, Host & Creator, Pull Up with CJ McCollum

Rosalyn Gold-Onwude
Basketball Analyst
Pac-12 Network
Rosalyn Gold-Onwude
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Rosalyn Gold-Onwude

Basketball Analyst, Pac-12 Network

Harish Sarma
Global Strategic Partnerships & Corporate Development
TikTok
Harish Sarma
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Harish Sarma

Global Strategic Partnerships & Corporate Development, TikTok

Taylor Rooks
Host, Take It There
Bleacher Report
Taylor Rooks
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Taylor Rooks

Host, Take It There, Bleacher Report

Kevin Straley
Chief Content Officer
TuneIn
Kevin Straley
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Kevin Straley

Chief Content Officer, TuneIn

Heidi Browning
CMO
NHL
Heidi Browning
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Heidi Browning

CMO, NHL

Kristen Gambetta
Sr. Director, Sports and Entertainment
Rakuten
Kristen Gambetta
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Kristen Gambetta

Sr. Director, Sports and Entertainment, Rakuten

Gina Scott
VP, Partner Services
NFLPA
Gina Scott
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Gina Scott

VP, Partner Services, NFLPA

Donn Davis
Founding Partner
Revolution
Donn Davis
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Donn Davis

Founding Partner, Revolution

Sarah Crennan
Head of Content
Yahoo Sports
Sarah Crennan
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Sarah Crennan

Head of Content, Yahoo Sports

Kate Johnson
Head of Global Marketing Partnerships, Content, Sports Media
Google
Kate Johnson
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Kate Johnson

Head of Global Marketing Partnerships, Content, Sports Media, Google

Joe Barnes
Director, Sports Marketing
Bud Light
Joe Barnes
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Joe Barnes

Director, Sports Marketing, Bud Light

Meredith Kinsman
EVP Strategy
Octagon
Meredith Kinsman
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Meredith Kinsman

EVP Strategy, Octagon

Nathan Lindberg
RVP, Global Sponsorships
Twitch
Nathan Lindberg
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Nathan Lindberg

RVP, Global Sponsorships, Twitch

Larry Scott
Commissioner
Pac-12
Larry Scott
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Larry Scott

Commissioner, Pac-12

Will Yoder
Sports Partnerships
Instagram
Will Yoder
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Will Yoder

Sports Partnerships, Instagram

Stefanie Rapp
Chief Revenue Officer
Bleacher Report
Stefanie Rapp
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Stefanie Rapp

Chief Revenue Officer, Bleacher Report

Shaina Wiel
Founder
Minorities in Sports
Shaina Wiel
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Shaina Wiel

Founder, Minorities in Sports

Christian Lau
CTO
LAFC
Christian Lau
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Christian Lau

CTO, LAFC

Nick Marquez
Strategic Partnerships Manager
Facebook
Nick Marquez
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Nick Marquez

Strategic Partnerships Manager, Facebook

Alison Overholt
SVP, Multiplatform Storytelling and Journalism
ESPN
Alison Overholt
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Alison Overholt

SVP, Multiplatform Storytelling and Journalism, ESPN

Shaun Carrigan
Director of Experience
Intel Sports
Shaun Carrigan
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Shaun Carrigan

Director of Experience, Intel Sports

Cyndie Wang
Head of Global Sponsorships & Alliances
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Cyndie Wang
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Cyndie Wang

Head of Global Sponsorships & Alliances, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Frantz Cayo
Executive Producer
BET
Frantz Cayo
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Frantz Cayo

Executive Producer, BET

Rachel Hoagland
VP, Gaming and Esports
NFLPA
Rachel Hoagland
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Rachel Hoagland

VP, Gaming and Esports, NFLPA

Allyson Witherspoon
CMO
Nissan North America
Allyson Witherspoon
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Allyson Witherspoon

CMO, Nissan North America

John Kosner
President
Kosner Media
John Kosner
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John Kosner

President, Kosner Media

Monique Bowman
Associate Director, Digital Media
Ohio State Athletics
Monique Bowman
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Monique Bowman

Associate Director, Digital Media, Ohio State Athletics

Marc Kohn
Chief Content Officer
Overtime
Marc Kohn
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Marc Kohn

Chief Content Officer, Overtime

Lyndsay Signor
VP, Consumer Engagement
NBC Sports
Lyndsay Signor
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Lyndsay Signor

VP, Consumer Engagement, NBC Sports

Anup Daji
VP, Growth & Development
Wasserman
Anup Daji
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Anup Daji

VP, Growth & Development, Wasserman

Paige Dimakos
CEO
The Draft Network
Paige Dimakos
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Paige Dimakos

CEO, The Draft Network

Keith Hernandez
Founder / Partner
Launch Angle
Keith Hernandez
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Keith Hernandez

Founder / Partner, Launch Angle

Tatiana Tacca
Founder
TT.GG Advisory
Tatiana Tacca
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Tatiana Tacca

Founder, TT.GG Advisory

Ania Sponaski
VP, Partnerships
GMR
Ania Sponaski
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Ania Sponaski

VP, Partnerships, GMR

Jorge Urrutia del Pozo
Head of Fan Audience Strategy & Engagement
NBA
Jorge Urrutia del Pozo
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Jorge Urrutia del Pozo

Head of Fan Audience Strategy & Engagement, NBA

Beckley Mason
Executive Director, Playmaker
Bleacher Report
Beckley Mason
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Beckley Mason

Executive Director, Playmaker, Bleacher Report

MAJ Patrick Farrell
Army Enterprise Marketing Office
US Army
MAJ Patrick Farrell
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MAJ Patrick Farrell

Army Enterprise Marketing Office, US Army

Florence Bossard
Global Marketing Director
Danone
Florence Bossard
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Florence Bossard

Global Marketing Director, Danone

Michael Conner
Director, Event Production
Arizona Cardinals
Michael Conner
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Michael Conner

Director, Event Production, Arizona Cardinals

Shirley Hughes
President, Brand Marketing Division
Rogers & Cowan PMK
Shirley Hughes
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Shirley Hughes

President, Brand Marketing Division, Rogers & Cowan PMK

Kylie Murphy
Director, Ideation
Oregon State Athletics
Kylie Murphy
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Kylie Murphy

Director, Ideation, Oregon State Athletics

Rick Alessandri
Managing Director
TurnkeyZRG
Rick Alessandri
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Rick Alessandri

Managing Director, TurnkeyZRG

Luis Gonzalez
Senior Director, Digital & Social Media
D.C United
Luis Gonzalez
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Luis Gonzalez

Senior Director, Digital & Social Media, D.C United

Pamela Duckworth
Head of fubo Sports Network & Original Programming
fuboTV
Pamela Duckworth
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Pamela Duckworth

Head of fubo Sports Network & Original Programming, fuboTV

Katie Carew
Director, Corporate Partnerships
New York Giants
Katie Carew
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Katie Carew

Director, Corporate Partnerships, New York Giants

Blake Lawrence
Co-Founder / CEO
Opendorse
Blake Lawrence
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Blake Lawrence

Co-Founder / CEO, Opendorse

Patrick Cassidy
Global Director, Consumer Brand Marketing
New Balance
Patrick Cassidy
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Patrick Cassidy

Global Director, Consumer Brand Marketing, New Balance

Darcy Nichols
VP, NFL Partnership
Dairy Management
Darcy Nichols
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Darcy Nichols

VP, NFL Partnership, Dairy Management

Paul Brewer
SVP, Brand Partnerships
ESL
Paul Brewer
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Paul Brewer

SVP, Brand Partnerships, ESL

Rael Enteen
Senior Director, Content Strategy
Washington Football Team
Rael Enteen
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Rael Enteen

Senior Director, Content Strategy, Washington Football Team

Elizabeth Schepp-Berman
Chief Human Resources Officer
HBSE
Elizabeth Schepp-Berman
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Elizabeth Schepp-Berman

Chief Human Resources Officer, HBSE

Tod Plotkin
Founder / Principal
Green Buzz Agency
Tod Plotkin
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Tod Plotkin

Founder / Principal, Green Buzz Agency

Stuart Lipson
Executive Director
Esports Ad Bureau
Stuart Lipson
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Stuart Lipson

Executive Director, Esports Ad Bureau

Ari Chambers
Creator, HighlightHER
Bleacher Report
Ari Chambers
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Ari Chambers

Creator, HighlightHER, Bleacher Report

Andrew Cohen
VP, Global Digital Product Marketing
Visa
Andrew Cohen
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Andrew Cohen

VP, Global Digital Product Marketing, Visa

Thayer Lavielle
EVP, The Collective
Wasserman
Thayer Lavielle
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Thayer Lavielle

EVP, The Collective, Wasserman

Dominque Soucy
CEO & Inventor
PurInstinct
Dominque Soucy
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Dominque Soucy

CEO & Inventor, PurInstinct

Jessica Robertson
Chief Content Officer
TOGETHXR
Jessica Robertson
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Jessica Robertson

Chief Content Officer, TOGETHXR

Nadine Karp McHugh
President, SeeHer
Association of National Advertisers
Nadine Karp McHugh
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Nadine Karp McHugh

President, SeeHer, Association of National Advertisers

Monica Mody
VP Marketing
Budweiser
Monica Mody
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Monica Mody

VP Marketing, Budweiser

Felicia Johnson
HighlightHER
Producer
Felicia Johnson
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Felicia Johnson

HighlightHER, Producer

Erin Kane
Clarion Agency
Founder
Erin Kane
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Erin Kane

Clarion Agency, Founder

LaDondra Wilson
Dallas Wings
VP, Social Responsibility
LaDondra Wilson
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LaDondra Wilson

Dallas Wings, VP, Social Responsibility

Kelsey Taylor
Sports Content Partnerships
Twitter
Kelsey Taylor
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Kelsey Taylor

Sports Content Partnerships, Twitter

Ilana Taub
Gold Tree PR
Founder
Ilana Taub
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Ilana Taub

Gold Tree PR, Founder

Kirta Carroll
VP, Consumer Concepts, Women & Kids
Foot Locker
Kirta Carroll
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Kirta Carroll

VP, Consumer Concepts, Women & Kids, Foot Locker

Dorian Branch
Former NCAA Div 1 Basketball Athlete and Pro Agent
Dorian Branch
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Dorian Branch

Former NCAA Div 1 Basketball Athlete and Pro Agent,

Bianca Shea
Former International Hockey Athlete
Bianca Shea
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Bianca Shea

Former International Hockey Athlete,

Michael Penfield
Principal
Stradivarious Consulting
Michael Penfield
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Michael Penfield

Principal, Stradivarious Consulting

Natalie Allport
Former Pro Athlete and Entrepreneur
Natalie Allport
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Natalie Allport

Former Pro Athlete and Entrepreneur,

Adam Phillips
Sports Entrepreneur and Investor
Adam Phillips
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Adam Phillips

Sports Entrepreneur and Investor,

Odessa Jenkins
CEO
Women's National Football Conference
Odessa Jenkins
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Odessa Jenkins

CEO, Women's National Football Conference

Dr Deborah Stroman
Founder
Center of Sport Business and Analytics, UNC-Chapel Hill
Dr Deborah Stroman
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Dr Deborah Stroman

Founder, Center of Sport Business and Analytics, UNC-Chapel Hill

Megan Reyes
Director, Communications
Blue Wire Podcasts
Megan Reyes
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Megan Reyes

Director, Communications, Blue Wire Podcasts

Selena Castillo
Duke Women's Basketball
Creative Director
Selena Castillo
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Selena Castillo

Duke Women's Basketball, Creative Director

Kim Adams
Basketball Analyst
Kim Adams
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Kim Adams

Basketball Analyst,