Martha Soehren Veterans Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The Martha Soehren Veterans Fellowship is an annual fellowship that enables a high potential woman veteran employed at a programmer, operator or by a technology company to experience the strength of WICT’s educational programs and robust professional network. The Fellowship recipient embarks on a one-year journey designed to build crucial leadership development skills through WICT’s resources and programs.

Pictured above: Martha Soehren, center, with the 2018 Veterans Fellowship recipients, Judy Alsip and Rose Roth, at the 2018 WICT Leadership Conference.

Recipients of the Fellowship are selected based in part on the applicant’s ability to describe how receiving the fellowship will positively impact her leadership skills to the benefit of her organization and the industry as a whole. In 2018, two recipients were chosen due to overwhelming response. Please read more about this year’s recipients below.

2018 Martha Soehren Veterans Fellowship Recipients

Judy Alsip
Video on Demand Planning & Implementation
Senior Manager
Charter Communications
U.S. Army Veteran

Judy Alsip is the Video on Demand Planning & Implementation Senior Manager with Charter Communications.

In her role with the Video Operations Engineering Department, she manages the team that plans, coordinates, and executes upgrades and maintenance on the Video on Demand platforms to keep this product at the cutting edge of technology and meet customer’s growing demand for streaming video at any time on any device.

She began working in the cable industry fourteen years ago with Time Warner Cable as an Analyst and was key in launching the Digital Phone product in Northeast Ohio. She was promoted to Senior Analyst where her work in streamlining the provisioning process was rewarded with one of the company-wide annual MPV awards. In 2009, she began working in Engineering with the Video on Demand product and has been promoted multiple times in this department.

Judy is a veteran of the United States Army where she served in the Gulf War and is honored to have been awarded the Martha Soehren Veterans Fellowship. She has been a member of WICT since 2011, first with the Greater Ohio chapter and now with WICT Rocky Mountain. She graduated magna cum laude from Bellevue University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and is finishing up her Bachelor’s degree from Columbia Southern University in Information Technology.

Judy currently lives in Aurora, Colorado with her twin sons where she enjoys staying active by hiking in the Rocky Mountains and ballroom dancing and is active in her local chapter of the Women of Letters, where she volunteers to help those in need in her community.

Rose Roth
Senior Director, Business Operations
U.S. Air Force Veteran

Rose Roth is the Senior Director of Operations for Comcast Business, Government Education, and Majors Account sales in West Division. In this role, Rose ensures that Comcast maintain standards around customer experience, which are aligned to deliver on the best operational experience possible for its mid-market segment of customers.

Under her leadership, she oversees operations and compliance efforts for the CALNET3 contract and collaborates with cross-functional operations teams in support of this sales segment for the West Division. Rose has rolled out several key initiatives, which led to the West Division in having the most improved customer experience metrics in the country for Comcast Business while in her previous role as the Director of Customer Experience for Comcast Business. She joined Comcast in 2014, where she previously served as Director, Business Operation Coordination & Client Services.

Prior to Comcast, Rose worked in several customer support and management roles for XO Communications. In addition, Rose served six years in the U.S. Air Force as an Audiovisual Specialist, where she was stationed at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

Rose has been a member of WICT Rocky Mountain since 2014. Additionally, Rose is a founding member of the Rocky Mountain Women’s Network at Comcast in its West Division – one of the company’s employee resource groups designed to provide leadership and career development as a tool to attract, retain, and promote women employees at Comcast.

Rose’s husband Jerrod also served in the armed forces and is a U.S. Air Force retiree. They have two grown children; daughter Carson is a college student and son Devon, who is also employed by Comcast. Rose is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Business Management from Colorado State University – Global Campus and she is expected to graduate in 2019.

She is proud to be a Martha Soehren Fellowship recipient in 2018.