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  • July 16, 2019

    Two Le Moyne Alumnae Named to Adweek’s “Most Powerful Women in Sports” List

    In its recently released list of the “Most Powerful Women in Sports,” the advertising industry publication Adweek included two Le Moyne graduates - Kelly Dunne ’89, executive vice president of CBS Sports Marketing and Barbara McHugh ‘01, senior vice president of marketing for Major League Baseball.

    “We’re excited to celebrate these remarkable women,” says Lisa Granatstein, Adweek’s editor. “When you read about their accomplishments and how hard they work to elevate others, it’s easy to see why every single one of them is an MVP.”

    In addition to sharing turning points in their career, the best advice they ever received and the rules they think deserve to be broken, honorees reveal the female sports figures and breathtaking moments that inspired and helped shape who they are today.

    McHugh, who is a member of Le Moyne Board of Trustees, said her pivotal career moment was leaving the New York Mets and launching the Sports Museum of America, which closed within nine months. “The experience taught me more than I could have imagined at the time and it has since given me the courage to step out of my comfort zone, push the limits and understand the true meaning of resilience.”

    In her profile, Dunne was asked about her advice for the next generation. “Respect everyone in the workplace, not just those more senior than you.”

    The complete list of “The Most Powerful Women in Sports”:

    · Alex Morgan, co-captain, U.S. Women’s National Team; forward, Orlando Pride
    · Alexys Feaster, senior director, Player Development, National Basketball Association
    · Alisha Valavanis, chief executive officer, Seattle Storm & Force 10 Sports Management
    · Barbara McHugh, senior vice president for marketing, Major League Baseball
    · Celeste Burgoyne, executive vice president, Americas and Global Guest Innovation, Lululemon
    · Charlotte Jones Anderson, executive vice president, chief brand officer, Dallas Cowboys
    · Christy Hedgpeth, chief operating officer, WNBA
    · Cynt Marshall, chief executive officer, Dallas Mavericks
    · Janet Marie Smith, senior vice president, planning and development, Los Angeles Dodgers
    · Jennifer Storms, executive vice president, content strategy, NBC Sports Group
    · Jill Gregory, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Nascar
    · JoAnn Neale, president and chief administrative officer, Major League Soccer
    · Johanna Faries, commissioner, Call of Duty League, Activision Blizzard Esport
    · Katie Myers, executive, CAA Brand Consulting
    · Kelly Dunne, executive vice president, CBS Sports Marketing
    · Kim Davis, executive vice president, social impact, National Hockey League
    · Laura Miele, chief studios officer, Electronic Arts
    · Lindsay Kagawa Colas, senior vice president, Women and Olympics, Wasserman
    · Lynne Biggar, chief marketing and communications officer, Visa
    · Michelle Peluso, senior vice president, digital sales, chief marketing officer, IBM
    · Renie Anderson, executive vice president and chief revenue officer, National Football League
    · Ronalee Zarate-Bayani, chief marketing officer, Los Angeles Rams
    · Stephanie McMahon, chief brand officer, WWE
    · Val Ackerman, commissioner, Big East Conference
    · Deborah Wahl, global chief marketing officer, Cadillac
    · Monica Rustgi, vice president, marketing, Budweiser
    · Diana O’Brien, global chief marketing officer, Deloitte
    · Laura Gentile, senior vice president, marketing, ESPN
    · Lou Taylor, founder and CEO, Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group
    · Claudia Teran, executive vice president, general counsel, Fox Sports
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