Vice President ESPN Outdoors
Christine Godleski is the Vice President and General Manger of ESPN Outdoors, responsible for BASS, the ESPN Great Outdoor Games, and more than 1,000 hours of outdoors television programming each year. A results-oriented leader with more than 18 years of experience, Godleski’s work history displays a successful track record of team leadership and development, business planning and evaluation, maximizing market opportunities while optimizing client/partner relationships, and prudent management of operations and staffing. In her current role, she oversees all aspects of an entrepreneurial division targeted to reach outdoor enthusiasts through a multi-media platform that includes television, publishing, internet, radio, events and membership. The primary goals are to expand awareness of the ESPN Outdoors brands and participation in outdoor sports, to deliver value and “inside access” to the BASS membership, increase ratings by revolutionizing outdoor programming, and increase audience across all media. As director of operations for ESPN Outdoors from 2001 until 2003, Godleski was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the daily operations of the Outdoors initiative, including television, publishing, internet, radio and events. Before joining the Outdoors initiative, Godleski served as finance director for ESPN the Magazine and before that as director, finance and administration, for Disney Consumer Products in Nordic markets. She has been with The Walt Disney Company since 1994. Prior to joining The Walt Disney Company, Godleski worked at Viacom from 1988-1994 and served as an auditor, controller and manager of financial reporting and analysis for several of its divisions. Godleski was graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1986 with a degree in accounting. In her spare time, Godleski enjoys running and cycling and has run 4 marathons and cycled 2 centuries. In conjunction with these endeavors, she has raised in excess of $10,000 for charitable organizations, including The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and World Team Sports.