ESPN’s Driessen Is One of the Girls

3/16/2004 2:51 AM Eastern

Girls Inc. will honor ESPN executive vice president and chief financial officer Christine Driessen at its annual celebration luncheon March 23 in New York.

Each year, Girls Inc. -- a national organization that inspires girls to be strong, smart and bold -- honors women with notable achievements in their realms.

Driessen oversees all of ESPN’s financial and information-technology operations and serves as financial advisor on strategic planning for acquisitions, new business ventures and programming initiatives.

During her tenure with the sports programmer/content provider, she has played important roles in the launches of ESPN2, ESPNews and ESPN-The Magazine.