Vice President, Women’s Sports Programming & espnW, ESPN
Susie Piotrkowski is Vice President of Women’s Sports Programming and espnW for ESPN. She is responsible for leading the company’s women’s sports content relationships and driving the future vision of the espnW portfolio, including the new W. Studios group. Piotrkowski leads the development, creation and execution of espnW content, amplifying the espnW voice across ESPN platforms, working closely with ESPN’s cross-departmental teams, including content, marketing, programming, and more.
Piotrkowski was promoted to her current role in June 2023, broadening her scope to lead ESPN’s women’s sports strategy and working with partners across The Walt Disney Company on female audience expansion.
Piotrkowski joined ESPN in September 2022 as vice president for espnW.
Prior to ESPN, Piotrkowski held a variety of roles, most recently serving as the Head of Women’s Team Sports at Octagon. Piotrkowski led athlete, league and brand clients on identifying, securing and amplifying growth opportunities across the women’s sports and entertainment landscapes. Before Octagon, Piotrkowski served as Vice President of Sponsorship Sales for the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).
Throughout her career, Piotrkowski has prioritized the creation of industry-defining systemic change within women’s sport, with a prioritization on equity, opportunity, infrastructure growth and further developing a platform for which women’s sports is deserving. In 2022, Piotrkowski was named to Sports Business Journal’s Power Players in Women’s Sports list.
Piotrkowski is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire where she majored in Political Science and earned a dual minor in Business and Sports Studies. While at UNH, Piotrkowski competed in Division 1 lacrosse. She resides in Boston, Mass., with her wife and daughter.