WICT offers three fellowships to the WICT Leadership Conference. The 2016 conference was held September 19-20.

 

The WICT Leadership Conference is the renowned leadership development event for the cable industry. Through inspiring keynote speakers and innovative workshops covering a variety of topics, as well as connecting with industry colleagues, attendees will be immersed in leadership activities that will help to impact their bottom line.

 

 

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Cheryl Greene Fellowship

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Alexis Garcia

Manager, Stats & Analysis
ESPN

 

Alexis Garcia is Manager, Stats & Analysis in ESPN’s Stats & Information Group. She has been in the role since April 2012 and is a member of the management team responsible for ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of ESPN’s game data (scores, stats, play-by-play), player and team data (schedules, rosters) and game analysis content that serves Digital, Mobile and Studio platforms. Within S&A, Alexis leads a team of seven direct reports, but is ultimately responsible for the performance, growth and development of each of S&A’s 50 full-time and 68 part-time staffers. She also holds the title of Newsroom Operations Lead, which includes oversight of training, on-boarding, and the department’s relationships with its Technology partners.

 

In addition to her role within S&A, Alexis also leads the Stats & Info Development Team, and she also recently took on the challenge of leading and launching Stats & Info’s U.S. Hispanic Team, the goal of which is to ensure that events and storylines of interest to U.S. Hispanics are being covered in support of ESPN’s initiative to better serve this demographic critical to the company’s long-term success. She is also a member of Stats & Info’s on-campus recruiting team.

Alexis is also a member of ESPN’s Rookie Camp (new hire) Facilitator Program and the Open Access Mentor Team, which has allowed her the opportunity to facilitate the growth and development of employees across ESPN.

 

Prior to joining ESPN, Alexis was a Recruitment Manager in the travel nursing division of AMN Healthcare, the largest healthcare staffing company in the United States and the largest nationwide provider in all three of its business lines: travel nurse and allied staffing, locum tenens staffing (temporary physician staffing), and physician permanent placement.

 

Alexis, a South Florida native, received a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida’s School of Journalism and Communications and also studied Psychology at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. She lives in Connecticut.

 

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Lucille Larkin Fellowship

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Crystal Lake

Field Operations Administration Specialist
Cox Communications
 

Crystal Lake was born in Arizona, raised in Michigan, and is currently employed as a Field Operations Administration Specialist for Cox Communications in Mesa Arizona; a position she has held since 2010. In addition to her role at Cox, she also serves as a Programming Co-Chair board member for Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), and a member of the Women’s Employee Resource Group (ERG). As an Administration Specialist for Cox Communications, Crystal helps facilitate day to day functions for the Field Operations team and is a liaison in her area for the various Cox initiatives such as: Cox Charities and Cox Volunteers. As a WICT board member, Crystal encourages and explains the benefits of WICT membership to fellow employees, as well as assists in planning various events for the Southwest Chapter. 

 

Prior to working at Cox Communications, Crystal worked for BBP Concrete. While at BBP she worked her way up from being an office clerk to a Field Project Manager working alongside Superintendents in the Field and managing projects through to completion. Always committed to continuing her education, in 2010, Crystal earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix to complement her eleven years of experience in office administration and business management. Crystal is known for her approachability, helpful personality and can-do attitude. 

 

During her personal time, Crystal enjoys many outdoor activities including; camping and riding UTVs with her husband of twelve years and six year old daughter, Rylee. Crystal is a recent recipient of the 2016 Lucille Larkin Fellowship by WICT for her contributions to the industry and is proud to continue serving as a WICT Chapter Board Member.  

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June Travis Fellowship

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LaShaun Solomon

Community Account Representative

Comcast Big South Region

 

LaShaun is a Community Account Representative for Comcast Big South Region.  She is responsible for increasing product penetration amongst a portfolio of 70+ apartment communities across the Atlanta footprint.  Within months of joining Comcast, she made noticeable strides in exceeding expectations and developing exceptional working relationships with her clients.  In addition to her key responsibilities, LaShaun participated on an implementation team for the Big South's region first launch of Xfinity on Campus at Morehouse College, driving subscriber upgrades by 10% above goal.  In under a year she received the “Top Performer” award for 4th Quarter of 2015 overachieving her goals by 357%.

 

LaShaun holds a Bachelors Degree in Marketing and has a diverse working background of over eight years in Marketing and Sales in the cable/telecommunications industry.  Prior to Comcast, LaShaun worked at HBO as a Sales Development Executive developing and executing point of sale initiatives across four key affiliates in over 10 markets.  She successfully negotiated and executed quarterly point of sale incentives that consistently generated revenue and sales results above business as usual.  Prior to HBO, LaShaun was a Marketing Coordinator at Cox Communications where she developed and executed multi-tactical marketing campaigns across the Gulf Coast and Central Florida markets focused on acquisition, loyalty, and retention.  While at Cox, she created and implemented the systems first regional employee incentive program based on the gathering of competitive intelligence and launched an accompanying intranet site and employee text message program.

 

In 2015 LaShaun joined the WICT Southeast Board as the Senior Director of Partnerships.  In this chapter leadership position she manages the partnerships team in obtaining sponsorships, coordinating benefits with other members of the Chapter board, and ensuring best in class sponsor relations.  This year the WICT SE Partnerships team met and exceeded their sponsorship revenue goal by 108%.  As a T. Howard Foundation Alum, LaShaun makes an effort to give back and pay it forward each summer by serving as a mentor to college interns.