The WICT Leadership Conference
is the preeminent leadership and professional development opportunity for cable
professionals at all levels of their career journeys. The theme for the 2014
conference was Step In. Step Up.
Journalist & Author, Andrea Mitchell
provided the opening keynote.
The conference opening featured a special tribute to WICT's extraordinary formative years by featuring six of the organization's founders, early pioneers and leaders.
Maria E. Brennan, CAE, President & CEO, WICT; Rori Peters, SVP, National Accounts & Field Sales Strategy, TV One; Gerladine Laybourne, Media Entrepreneur; Ann Carlsen, Founder and CEO, Carlsen Resources; Amy Tykeson, former President & CEO, BendBroadband; Lucille Larkin, Co-Founder and First Executive Director of WICT; and Gail Sermersheim, Co-Founder & First President of WICT
David L. Cohen, EVP and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation; Sandra K. Howe, SVP, Global Marketing, ARRIS; Gail MacKinnon, EVP & Chief Government Relations Officer, Time Warner Cable; Amy Tykeson, former President & CEO, BendBroadband; Maria E. Brennan, WICT President & CEO; Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for NBC News and host of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports; Mary E. Meduski, EVP & CFO, Suddenlink Communications & 2014 WICT National Board Chair; Marva Johnson, Corporate VP, Government & Industry Affairs, Bright House Networks
2014 WICT Touchstones Luncheon
Special Guest, Maggie Gyllenhaal,
delivered remarks at the Luncheon.
Honorary Chair - Sarah Barnett, President & General Manager, SundanceTV;
Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Maria E. Brennan
We presented awards to our 2014 Woman of the Year Christine Driessen, EVP & CFO, ESPN, and the two Woman to Watch honorees, Jennifer Mirgorod, EVP, Brand Distribution, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (Programmer); and Deborah Picciolo, SVP, Residential Technical Operations, Time Warner Cable (Operator).
Jennifer Mirgorod, Christine Driessen, and Deborah Picciolo