During her 25-year tenure at ESPN, Senior Vice President, Operations Jodi Markley has played an integral role in several major initiatives for the company – from the launch of numerous ESPN International networks to her instrumental role in the operational overview of ESPN’s state-of-the-art Digital Center 2, slated to open in May 2014.
As a result of her dedication, passion and contributions to the industry, Markley was recognized yesterday in New York City as a 2014 Multichannel News Wonder Woman. The prestigious award recognizes and celebrates “dynamic decision-making women and their extraordinary accomplishments.” The event was co-hosted by Monday Night Football reporter, Lisa Salters.
Also honored at the event as a Woman to Watch was Senior Vice President Multimedia Sales Patricia Betron. Betron was chosen for her role in leading multimedia sales across the country managing teams in New York, Chicago and Detroit, as well as her leadership in creating innovative deals that incorporate advertisers through ESPN’s multiscreen environment. Betron also plays a key role with the sales communications and research teams, providing strategic direction to develop ESPN’s external positioning in the marketplace.
“Tricia is a seasoned sales leader whose knowledge and understanding of the evolving landscape keeps ESPN at the forefront of the marketplace,” said ESPN President of Global Customer Marketing and Sales Ed Erhardt. “She is a key advisor to me, a mentor to many and a champion for diversity – for these and many other reasons, she is incredibly deserving of this recognition.”
Below, ESPN executives share congratulations with Jodi on the occasion of her tremendous honor.