Rohre W.B. Titcomb
Ultimate Frisbee | USA
Rohre W. B. Titcomb is an elite American Ultimate Frisbee athlete who has earned five World Championships. Rohre threw her first frisbee in 1998 and made her first National Team roster in 2004. She won her first world championship with the US Women’s Beach National Team in 2011, and then again in 2015. From 2012 to 2016, she captained her club team, Seattle Riot, to multiple National Championship finals and a 2014 World Club gold medal. She earned her fourth World Championship in 2016 with the US Women’s National Team. After a third ACL tear shortly thereafter, she hung up her cleats to focus on her coaching career. She has coached a developing college program, the Whitman Sweets, since 2017. In 2018, during her second season as coach of Seattle Riot, she led the team to a repeat World Club gold medal. Thanks to her international upbringing, she is conversational in both Spanish and Arabic and fluent in French, Italian, spoken Mandarin, and English. Her life’s work has been in the sport of ultimate, where she has not only successfully competed but also founded three businesses. After graduating cum laude from Dartmouth College with a degree in Chinese and Arabic Literature and Language, she started her career as an entrepreneur. With her four siblings, she founded a leading ultimate apparel brand, Five Ultimate. In her nine years with Five, she has worked in product development, marketing, HR, and executive leadership. From 2012 to 2015, she served as CEO, ultimately resigning after her husband suffered a spinal cord injury and became a tetraplegic. Rohre is also an owner of Seattle’s professional ultimate team, the Seattle Cascades. As one of six female owners in the league, she advocates to get women on the professional field. Rohre currently works in project management for Girl Rising and serves as an active board member for her three businesses.
Adriane M. Brown
Venture Partner | Flying Fish Fund
MENTOR | IWF Washington
Adriane M. Brown is a Venture Partner with Flying Fish Fund, who invest capital, expertise and relationships in early stage startups with big ideas and commit to seeing these companies thrive through series A and beyond. She serves on the Board of Directors of eBay Inc, Allergan Plc, Raytheon, and Washington Research Foundation, as well as the Pacific Science Center and Jobs for America’s Graduates - the nation’s leading dropout prevention program. She also serves on Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Visiting Committee. From 2010 through 2017, Adriane served as President and COO at Intellectual Ventures (IV). During her tenure, the team delivered more than $3B in revenue, spun out 14 companies and joint ventures, closed more than 50 retail customers, and established Global Good and Research driving innovation in global health and development. Before joining IV, Adriane was President and CEO of Honeywell Transportation Systems. Under her management, this strategic business group experienced profitable growth through disciplined global expansion and innovative new products. Over the course of 10 years at Honeywell, she held leadership positions serving the aerospace and automotive markets. Adriane spent 19 years at Corning, beginning her career as a shift supervisor gaining hands-on experience in operations. Her roles spanned sales, customer service and product management. In 1999, she was appointed vice president and general manager of Corning’s Environmental Products Division. Adriane has received many honors including University of Washington Women’s Center Woman of Courage, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award, Woman of Achievement by Legal Momentum, and a Woman of Influence by the Puget Sound Business Journal. Adriane enjoys public speaking, mentoring, and connecting with talented people across all walks of life. Adriane holds an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health from Old Dominion University; and a Master’s Degree in Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she was a Sloan Fellow.