2019 Speakers

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Alexis Alexander | Digital Engagement Program Manager, University Sustainability Practices, Arizona State University  

Alexis Alexander

Matthew Bone | Student Lead, Ralphie's Green Stampede, University of Colorado, Boulder  

Matthew Bone

Bryce Carnehl | Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Hunter Industries  

Naomi Carrillo | Green Certification Coordinator, University of California, Santa Barbara  

Nicole Chernick | External Relations Coordinator, Ralphie's Green Stampede, University of Colorado, Boulder  

Nicole Chernick

Kelsey Gaude | Program Manager, Zero Waste, Arizona State University  

Kelsey Gaude

Dave Newport | Director, Environmental Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder  

Dave Newport

Josh Prigge | Founder & CEO, Sustridge  

Josh Prigge

Sophia Thomas | Student-Athlete, Women's Tennis; University of Arizona School of Geography and Development  

Sophia Thomas

Dr. Galen Trail | Professor of Marketing & Sport Business Leadership, Seattle University  

Galen Trail

Jamie Zaninovich | Deputy Commissioner/Chief Operating Officer, Pac-12  

Jamie Zaninovich

During Zaninovich's time at the Pac-12, the Pac-12 Global initiative has also expanded exponentially. In 2015, the conference hosted the first-ever U.S. regular season basketball game, collegiate or professional, to be played in China as the University of Washington defeated the University of Texas in Shanghai. He also orchestrated the advent of a first of its kind coaching education program in which coaches from China visit Pac-12 universities to be trained on coaching techniques. Additionally, Zaninovich has helped increase global distribution of Pac-12 sports around the world and across multiple platforms, including LeSports in China and YouTube. Prior to the Pac-12, Zaninovich spent six years as the commissioner of the West Coast Conference. He led the WCC through a period of extraordinary membership growth, transformed the conference basketball championships into successful events, and brought forward television and digital media advances that showcased the WCC's brand regionally, nationally and internationally. Zaninovich also served on several national college sports committees. Notably, he was as a member of the prestigious NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee from 2011-2014 and a Chair of the Division I Collegiate Commissioners Association Division I Subdivision from 2010 to 2011. He is also a founding member of the Board of Managers and Competition Committee of the Men's Basketball Officiating LLC, and a past member of the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics. In 2010, Zaninovich was named to Sports Business Journal's "40 Under 40" list in recognition of his visionary leadership at the WCC. Prior to becoming commissioner of the WCC, he was a sports administrator in two prominent Division I athletics departments, serving as a Senior Associate Athletic Director at Princeton and a Senior Assistant Athletic Director at Stanford. A native of Eugene, Oregon, Zaninovich is a graduate of Stanford University and the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Jamie and his wife, Karen, live in Millbrae, Calif. and have two children, Max and Luke.

View the speaker line-ups from 2018 and 2017.