In her role, Marie leads Amazon’s worldwide sports strategy, identifying and evaluating new opportunities, and enabling customers to access live and on-demand sports content, on hundreds of devices, in over 200 countries and territories.
Over the course of her career, Donoghue has received numerous recognitions, including “Most Influential People in Sports” (Sports Business Journal), “Power 100 Women in Entertainment” (The Hollywood Reporter), “New York Impact List” (Variety), “The Most Powerful Women in Cable”(CableFax: The Magazine), “Women to Watch” (Advertising Age and Advertising Women of New York) and “Game Changers” (Sports Business Journal).
Prior to joining Amazon, Donoghue was at ESPN for more than 18 years, where she most recently served as Executive Vice President, Global Business and Content Strategy, leading the ongoing development and implementation of ESPN’s enterprise-wide business and content strategy.
One of the most respected business executives in the NBA, with over 40 years of experience in the league, Rick Welts is currently in his fifth season as president and chief operating officer of the Golden State Warriors.
Under Welts’ direction, the organization has established several franchise benchmarks from a business standpoint in recent years, as the Warriors brand continues to grow in stature following Golden State’s 2014-15 NBA championship season.
Rick will be discussing the team’s move to the groundbreaking new arena (Chase Center) which is set to be the new benchmark for sports and entertainment stadia.