Click to Open Search Bar

Laura Gentile

Senior Vice President, espnW and Women's Initiatives

REQUEST BOOKING INFORMATION

 Laura Gentile Biography

Laura Gentile was promoted to senior vice president, espnW and Women’s Initiatives in November 2015. She was instrumental in launching espnW, ESPN’s first dedicated business built to serve women who love sports, debuting in December 2010 as a blog and evolved as of April 2011 to an enhanced web site at espnW.com that aims to become the premiere site for women’s sports and provides commentary, in-depth features and storytelling on the sports world at large. espnW is now a multimedia business encompassing digital, social, television, films and events such as The espnW: Women + Sports Summit.

Prior to researching and working to launch espnW, Gentile served as vice president, chief of staff at ESPN. In that role, Gentile worked directly with George Bodenheimer, President, ESPN, Inc. and ABC Sports, on all aspects of the company’s business. She played an instrumental role in the development of “ESPN on ABC,” which brought the ESPN brand to the ABC television platform.

Before working in the office of the president, Gentile was senior director of brand management within ESPN’s consumer marketing department. In that role she was responsible for driving the marketing direction for properties including the NFL, SportsCenter and the NHL. Gentile joined ESPN in January 2003 as director, advertising and marketing. Her first assignment was the positioning and promotion of ESPN25, ESPN’s year-long 25th anniversary campaign that celebrated sports fans and created ESPN’s first online community of fans.

Gentile honed her marketing and advertising skills as a senior partner, management supervisor at Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide. Her team led the development of IBM’s e-business infrastructure campaign that earned the 2002 GRAND EFFIE for advertising effectiveness, a first in Ogilvy & Mather’s history.

Gentile was a fellow of WICT’s Betsy Magness Leadership Institute Class XVII, and was named to Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Forty Under 40 Class of 2012 and an SBJ Game-Changer. She was appointed to the U.S. Department of State’s Council to Empower Women and Girls Through Sports, developed by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. In April 2013, Gentile received the Advertising Women of NY Changing the Game Paradigm Shift Award and WICT’s Signature Accolade for espnW’s Global Sports Mentoring Program. Gentile was recently named to the Women’s Sports Foundation Advisory Panel. In November 2014, she was one of 17 participants in the inaugural Women in Sports and Events (WISE) and Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth’s Executive Leadership Institute, a program created specifically for the advancement and retention of female executives in the sports industry.

A graduate of Duke University in 1994 with a double major in English and political science, she earned an MBA in Marketing and Organizational Behavior from Boston College’s Carroll Graduate School of Management in 1996. While an undergraduate, Gentile garnered All-America and All-ACC honors in field hockey and was a two-time team captain. She led Duke to their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament and was named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary field hockey team.

Videos
News
  • Duke Hosts 1st espnW Campus Conversations

    The Duke University athletic department welcomed a star-studded group of women to campus Monday night for the debut of the espnW Campus Conversations series. In what ESPNW hopes to become a series on college campuses nationwide, a collection of seven former collegiate student-athletes came to speak to Blue Devil female student-athletes about preparing for postgraduate life while in college.

FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK Laura Gentile?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Laura Gentile for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Laura Gentile, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Laura Gentile or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Laura Gentile?

    Booking fees for Laura Gentile, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Laura Gentile, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Laura Gentile?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Laura Gentile for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Laura Gentile for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Laura Gentile or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Laura Gentile or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
Check Availability

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

Users also viewed these speakers:

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

Laura Gentile

Senior Vice President, espnW and Women's Initiatives

Travels From:
New York, NY, USA
Speaking Fee:

Laura Gentile Biography

Laura Gentile was promoted to senior vice president, espnW and Women’s Initiatives in November 2015. She was instrumental in launching espnW, ESPN’s first dedicated business built to serve women who love sports, debuting in December 2010 as a blog and evolved as of April 2011 to an enhanced web site at espnW.com that aims to become the premiere site for women’s sports and provides commentary, in-depth features and storytelling on the sports world at large. espnW is now a multimedia business encompassing digital, social, television, films and events such as The espnW: Women + Sports Summit.

Prior to researching and working to launch espnW, Gentile served as vice president, chief of staff at ESPN. In that role, Gentile worked directly with George Bodenheimer, President, ESPN, Inc. and ABC Sports, on all aspects of the company’s business. She played an instrumental role in the development of “ESPN on ABC,” which brought the ESPN brand to the ABC television platform.

Before working in the office of the president, Gentile was senior director of brand management within ESPN’s consumer marketing department. In that role she was responsible for driving the marketing direction for properties including the NFL, SportsCenter and the NHL. Gentile joined ESPN in January 2003 as director, advertising and marketing. Her first assignment was the positioning and promotion of ESPN25, ESPN’s year-long 25th anniversary campaign that celebrated sports fans and created ESPN’s first online community of fans.

Gentile honed her marketing and advertising skills as a senior partner, management supervisor at Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide. Her team led the development of IBM’s e-business infrastructure campaign that earned the 2002 GRAND EFFIE for advertising effectiveness, a first in Ogilvy & Mather’s history.

Gentile was a fellow of WICT’s Betsy Magness Leadership Institute Class XVII, and was named to Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Forty Under 40 Class of 2012 and an SBJ Game-Changer. She was appointed to the U.S. Department of State’s Council to Empower Women and Girls Through Sports, developed by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. In April 2013, Gentile received the Advertising Women of NY Changing the Game Paradigm Shift Award and WICT’s Signature Accolade for espnW’s Global Sports Mentoring Program. Gentile was recently named to the Women’s Sports Foundation Advisory Panel. In November 2014, she was one of 17 participants in the inaugural Women in Sports and Events (WISE) and Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth’s Executive Leadership Institute, a program created specifically for the advancement and retention of female executives in the sports industry.

A graduate of Duke University in 1994 with a double major in English and political science, she earned an MBA in Marketing and Organizational Behavior from Boston College’s Carroll Graduate School of Management in 1996. While an undergraduate, Gentile garnered All-America and All-ACC honors in field hockey and was a two-time team captain. She led Duke to their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament and was named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary field hockey team.

Laura Gentile Videos

  • ESPNW Compus Conversations: Laura Gentile - YouTube
    Mar 30, 2018 ... ESPNW Compus Conversations: Laura Gentile. ... ESPNW Compus Conversations: Laura Gentile. GoPSUtv. Loading... Unsubscribe from ...
  • ESPNW Panel Interview with Laura Gentile, Founder of ESPNW ...
    May 6, 2016 ... A sit down interview with ESPNW founder and former Duke Field Hockey stand out Laura Gentile.
  • 2012 CoSIDA Convention: Beyond The Labels - Bias and ...

FAQs on booking Laura Gentile

  • How to book Laura Gentile?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Laura Gentile for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Laura Gentile, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Laura Gentile or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Laura Gentile?

    Booking fees for Laura Gentile, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Laura Gentile, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Laura Gentile?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Laura Gentile for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Laura Gentile for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Laura Gentile or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Laura Gentile or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Laura Gentile is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Laura Gentile for your event is available upon request. Laura Gentile generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kristie Kennedy, Lisa Leslie, Bonnie Bernstein, Caryn Seidman Becker and Dominique Dawes. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Laura Gentile for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Laura Gentile Speaker Videos

  • ESPNW Compus Conversations: Laura Gentile - YouTube
    Mar 30, 2018 ... ESPNW Compus Conversations: Laura Gentile. ... ESPNW Compus Conversations: Laura Gentile. GoPSUtv. Loading... Unsubscribe from ...
    ESPNW Panel Interview with Laura Gentile, Founder of ESPNW ...
    May 6, 2016 ... A sit down interview with ESPNW founder and former Duke Field Hockey stand out Laura Gentile.
  • 2012 CoSIDA Convention: Beyond The Labels - Bias and ...

Laura Gentile News

  • Duke Hosts 1st espnW Campus Conversations

    The Duke University athletic department welcomed a star-studded group of women to campus Monday night for the debut of the espnW Campus Conversations series. In what ESPNW hopes to become a series on college campuses nationwide, a collection of seven former collegiate student-athletes came to speak to Blue Devil female student-athletes about preparing for postgraduate life while in college.

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

  • Customized Service

    Our agents find the right fit for your event

  • Unparalleled Database

    Full access to all speakers & celebrities

  • One Stop Shopping

    A reliable and unbiased point of contact

  • Logistics Management

    Your personal Logistics Manager who takes care of all event details

Speakers Similar to Laura Gentile

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

TOP