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DATE: Thursday, June 27, 2019  |  Time: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: The NOVO
ADDRESS: 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
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ABOUT GET S.E.T LOS ANGELES

Celebrating the unique intersection of Sports, Entertainment, and Technology in Los Angeles we’ll honor a leader in each of these industries for their outstanding contributions and achievements.

The event features unforgettable interactive displays and activations and intimate access to world-class entertainment. This is not your traditional fundraising gala! There are no tables here—instead, tickets will provide you and your guests access to this exclusive and exceptional evening.

HONORING

Marcellus Wiley, FOX SPORTS
Former NFL All Pro, Media Personality, Author, Entrepreneur, and
Philanthropist

Marcellus, a Compton native, discovered as a child his passion and talent for sports excelling both in football as well as track & field. His athletic prowess was matched by his equally impressive intellectual acuity. He was a member of the California Scholastic Federation, the National Honor Society and even earned the designation of 1988 National Typewriting Champion, typing 82 words per minute.

Wiley played ten seasons in the NFL starting with the Buffalo Bills (1997-2000), San Diego Chargers (2001-03), Dallas Cowboys (2004) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2005-06). He was selected with the 22nd pick of the second round of the 1997 NFL draft by the Buffalo Bills. He was selected to the AFC Pro Bowl team in 2001 while being voted to the NFL’s top 50 players list twice. Known for his community involvement, he was voted three times by his team as the Walter Payton Man of the year.

After an impeccable eleven years with ESPN as the co-host of the hit tv show ‘SportsNation’ and radio show ‘Afternoons with Marcellus & Travis’ on ESPNLA 710am, Marcellus has moved on to join the FOX SPORTS team to cohost the popular television show 'SPEAK FOR YOURSELF' alongside Jason Whitlock.

Marcellus is also happily married to Annemarie Wiley and the proud father to three children, Morocca, Marcellus Jr., and Kaia.

HONORING

Allyson Felix, US Track and Field Olympian
9 Olympic Medals
16 World Championships

Allyson Felix grew up in Los Angeles, California. Her father, Paul, is an ordained minister who was an excellent sprinter as a teen. She inherited her long legs from her school teacher mother, Marlean. Allyson followed her older brother, Wes, into the sport, although she did not try out for the track team until her ninth-grade year at Los Angeles Baptist High School in North Hills.

At her first practice Coach Jonathon Patton asked her to run 40-metes and thought he must have mis-measured the distance when he say Allyson’s time. He remeasured and asked her to run again, and she did, but with the same results. Just ten weeks after that tryout, Allyson was racing at the California State Finals.

Allyson went on to accomplish impressive feats over her high school career. She broke Marion Jones’ high school 200-meter record by running 22.51 seconds at the Mt. San Antonio College Relays in April of 2003. Just weeks later, Felix turned in an even more impressive performance when she competed in the Banamex Grand Prix in Mexico City’s Olympic Stadium and ran a blazing 22.11 second 200-meter race, which was a new world record in the under-20 category.

Felix emerged as the new American Female sprinter to watch and has never looked back, winning three Gold Medals in the 2012 London Olympic Games and followed that up in 2016 with two more Gold Medals and another Silver Medal. Under the tutelage of Coach Bob Kersee, she has won a total of 9 Olympic Medals and 16 World Championships and is the most decorated track and field athlete in history.

HONORING

Kevin LeGrett, iHeartMEDIA
Los Angeles Region - President
West Division - President

Kevin oversees the West Division for iHeartMEDIA (55 markets) which includes large markets like Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, San Antonio, Austin.

Here in Los Angeles, Kevin oversees the programming team which is the number one media company in Los Angeles in weekly reach serving over 9.5M weekly listeners.

No stranger to events, he also leads marketing team on annual industry-leading 70+ events like Wango Tango, Jingle Ball, The Real Show, My Big Night Out, etc. as well as the iconic iHR-Theatre West.

HONORING

Rajan Mehta, WWE
Executive Vice President, Chief Product & Technology Officer

Mehta is responsible for WWE’s consumer technology, which include the WWE Network & WWE.com. In addition, he manages their enterprise technology strategy & operations, including Video Delivery, Cybersecurity, Data Technology, & Information Technology.
 
Mehta joined WWE in 2013 as Vice President, Digital Technology and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Media Technology in 2015. Prior to joining WWE, Mehta was with NBC Universal where he held leadership roles with NBC Sports and served as the Chief Technology Officer for Dyle Mobile TV. Mehta has also held technology positions for General Electric, and Sitetrends, an east coast based internet company.
 
Mehta has been recognized with numerous industry awards including a 2008 Emmy Award for "Outstanding New Approaches in Sports Broadcasting," for his work with NBC Olympics and multiple Webby Awards for his work with the WWE Network.
 
Mehta resides in Connecticut, with his wife and two daughters.

HONORING

Don Olender, Innovate@UCLA
Executive Director

With 44 member companies, spread across multiple industry segments in both the public and private sectors, Innovate@UCLA aspires to be the dominant technology hub for the burgeoning ecosystem of technological innovation, networking, education and service in Southern California.
 
As its executive director, Don is responsible for ensuring that the mission, purpose and objectives of Innovate@UCLA are promoted and fulfilled.  He oversees the operations and program development activities of the executive board, as well as providing guidance on the policies and procedures that ensure the groups’ alignment with UCLA’s mission for its students.
 
Prior to his current role, Don spent 17 years as the Executive Vice-President and Chief Information Officer of Wells Fargo Capital Finance, a multi-billion dollar commercial financing subsidiary of the Wells Fargo Wholesale Banking Division, overseeing application development and infrastructure support, desktop maintenance, facilities management, information security, and compliance and risk management.
 
Throughout his career Don has been in technical and project management positions, working previously as a senior project manager, business analyst and programmer/analyst at Providian Bancorp in Northern California for eight years, and as a senior project manager, business analyst, and technical manager in Bank of America’s Card Services division for thirteen years.
 
He is a member of the Southern California Chapter of the Society of Information Management (SIM) and was the founding chairman of the Commercial Finance Association’s Technology Committee.  He earned his B.A. in Business Administration and Human Resource Management from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, graduating magna cum laude.
 
Don has been married to his wife, Pam, for almost 37 years.  Don and Pam have two children – Joseph and Katie.
EVENT LEADERSHIP

Thanks to the leadership of our volunteer chairs, Jeffrey Pollack and Michael Roth, and committee members we are honored to present this year's event. March of Dimes and the families we support are grateful for the generosity and effort of the team that made this evening possible.

Jeffrey Pollack
President & COO, XFL

 

Event Co-Chair

Michael Roth
VICE PRESIDENT COMMUNICATIONS, AEG

Event Co-Chair

EVENT COMMITTEE

Alina Beruff
— Los Angeles Football Club                                              Faye McClure — Urban Advantage
Heather Birdsall — Los Angeles Chargers                                             Kevin McDowell — AEG
Taylor Drake — First Legal                                                                        Lauren Nowinski — Los Angeles Galaxy
Dan Finnerty — Charter/Spectrum Networks                                        Dakota Ortiz — Annenberg Tech
Jay Fragus — Represent LLC                                                                    Jennifer Pope — Los Angeles Kings
Megan Goucher — Legends                                                                     Rob Prinz — ICM
Drew Himel — Open Nest                                                                         Rene Spellman — CAA
Sharre Jacoby — Stun Creative                                                               Alex Weingarten — Venable LLP
Hannah Linkenhoker — ICM                                                                    David Weiss — iHeart Media
Don Martin — iHeart Media
 

BECOME A SPONSOR

The climax of the evening at Get S.E.T. Los Angeles is interactive displays and activations that highlight the best of Sports, Entertainment, and Technology is Los Angeles. This moment is your opportunity to engage with guests in an interactive and unforgettable way.

Together we can reach key audiences in your community.

Please contact Amy Dittmore at adittmore@marchofdimes.org.

Donations can be mailed to:

March of Dimes
700 N Brand Blvd., Ste 950
Glendale, CA 91203

SUPPORT THE MISSION

March of Dimes fights for the health of all moms and babies. We’re advocating for policies to protect them. We’re working to radically improve the health care they receive. We’re pioneering research to find solutions. We’re empowering families with programs, knowledge and tools to have healthier pregnancies. By uniting communities, we’re building a brighter future for us all.