The 2013 Touchstones Luncheon was held on October 7 at the New York Marriott Marquis in conjunction with the WICT Leadership Conference.

 

Keynote Speaker

Sanya Richards-Ross, Olympic Gold Medalist and star of WE tv's "Sanya's Glam & Gold," delivered a keynote address at this year's Touchstones Luncheon. Sanya is a track and field superstar, having won numerous medals, including four gold medals, competing for the United States Olympic team. Her docu-series on WE tv follows her as she juggles her professional life as a competitive athlete and businesswoman with a high-profile marriage to NFL star Aaron Ross.


Sanya Richards-Ross, Olympic Gold Medalist & Star of WE tv's "Sanya's Glam & Gold"

Honorees

We presented awards to our 2013 Woman of the Year, Abbe Raven, Chairman, A+E Networks, and the two recipients of the Woman to Watch award, Bernie Han, VP, News and Local Programming, Time Warner Cable; and Marjorie Kaplan, Group President; Animal Planet, Science Channel & Velocity, Discovery Communications.

Click here to learn more about these women.

 
Pictured (L to R): Marjorie Kaplan, Bernie Han, Abbe Raven

Luncheon

 
Honorary Chair Ellen Kroner, EVP, Corporate Communications, AMC Networks with Maria E. Brennan, CAE, President & CEO, Women in Cable Telecommunications


Pictured (L to R): Maria E. Brennan, CAE, President & CEO, WICT; Mary Meduski, EVP & CFO Suddenlink Communications; Michelle Rice, EVP, Affiliate Sales & Marketing, TV One; Jill Campbell, EVP & COO, Cox Communications


Pictured (L to R): Maria E. Brennan, CAE, President & CEO, WICT; Rob Marcus, President & COO, Time Warner Cable; Bernie Han, VP, News and Local Programming, Time Warner Cable; Glen Britt, Chairman & CEO, Time Warner Cable; Abbe Raven, Chairman, A+E Networks; Katherine Oliver, Commissioner, NYC Mayor's Office of Media Entertainment; Dane Snowden, Chief of Staff, NCTA; Sanya Richards-Ross, Olympic Gold Medalist & Star of WE tv's Sanya's Glam & Gold; Mary Meduski, EVP & CFO, Suddenlink Communications; Marjorie Kaplan, Group President; Animal Planet, Science Channel & Velocity, Discovery Communications; David Zaslav, President & CEO, Discovery Communications

 All photos by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Women in Cable Telecommunications

 

Thank you to our sponsors who reserved VIP tables showing their support. 

A+E Networks NCTA
Accenture News Corporation
AMC Networks Scripps Networks Interactive
ARRIS Showtime Networks Inc.
Bright House Networks Starz Entertainment
Cisco Systems, Inc. Suddenlink Communications
Comcast | NBCUniversal Time Warner Cable
Cox Communications Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Crown Media Family Networks TV One
Discovery Communications Univision Communications Inc.
HBO Viacom
ION Media Networks WE tv

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HERE'S A LOOK BACK AT THE 2012 TOUCHSTONES LUNCHEON: 

David Tutera, the host of My Fair Wedding on WE tv, hosted the luncheon:


(all photos by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for WICT)

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn opened as the keynote speaker for the event:

Kim Martin, the President & General Manager of WE tv, was the Honorary Chair:

 

During the luncheon we presented awards to our 2012 Woman of the Year, Carol Hevey, Executive Vice President-East Region, Time Warner Cable, and the two recipients of the Woman to Watch award, Jennifer Hightower, Senior Vice President of Law and Policy for Cox Communications; and WE tv's Jennifer Robertson, Senior Vice President, Digital Media & Business Development. Click here to learn more about these outstanding women!


Pictured (L to R): Carol Hevey & David Tutera


Pictured (L to R): Kathy Payne, VP, Content Acquisition, Cox Communications; Jennifer Hightower, SVP, Law & Policy, Cox Communications; Maria E. Brennan, CAE, President & CEO, Women in Cable Telecommunications


Pictured (L to R): Jennifer Robertson, SVP, Digital Media & Business Development, WE tv; David Tutera, Host, "My Fair Wedding", WE tv

 

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WICT recognizes WE tv as the Premier Sponsor of the
2013 Touchstones Luncheon

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WICT recognizes our 2014 Touchstone Partners