Handling a multimillion-dollar budget and leading a robust team of marketers, Wilson has identified and developed innovative and cutting-edge strategies to drive distribution for ESPN’s portfolio of networks. Her work has helped the company maintain strong relationships with national distributors, ensuring ESPN’s brands remain must-have assets. If that’s not enough, Wilson founded a philanthropic organization called The Don D. Wilson Dream A Dream Foundation, which supports children in the areas of music, sports and entrepreneurship. As a mentor, she values candor. “Without that level of honesty, you’re subject to the landmines that could have been avoided if someone had just told you the truth,” she says.