About the Fellowship
The Nomi M. Bergman Fellowship is an annual fellowship that enables a high potential woman employed 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.
The recipient of the Fellowship was selected based in part on her 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.
2020 Nomi M. Bergman Fellow
Joanna Casas is a Network Engineer for Charter Enterprise with a background in leadership, technical writing, and process improvement. Currently in a technical position which involves provisioning equipment on live networks, Joanna aims to return to leadership within the Engineering world at Charter. She has a passion not only for process improvement, but to help inspire and grow those around her. This passion has been fueled by her involvement in WICT.
Joanna has been an active WICT member since 2014 and has held multiple committee chairs on the WICT Great Texas board including Inspire Mentor Chair, Programming Co-Chair, and now Communications Chair. Working closely with many strong and bright women has influenced her career ambitions and decisions.
Joanna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and is currently enrolled at Austin Community College for Computer Networking/Programming courses.
About the Fellowship Namesake
Nomi Miron Bergman served as the President of Bright House Networks from 2007-2016. In that capacity, she and her team provided corporate guidance, execution, and oversight of technology, product and strategic partnerships across the company’s video, broadband, voice and wireless platforms.Nomi began her career as a systems consultant at Arthur Andersen & Co, and then joined Advance Publications’ Systems Group, owned by the Newhouse family. After the formation of the Time Warner/Advance Newhouse partnership in the early 1990s, she joined Time Warner Cable, working in customer care, business operations, and IT. Later, as Vice President and General Manager of High Speed Data Services for Time Warner Cable’s Charlotte, North Carolina division, she led the launch of the RoadRunner© broadband Internet service. From there, Nomi was part of the senior management team that successfully launched Bright House Networks in 2003.
Nomi is a true champion of workplace diversity and inclusion and has been actively involved with WICT, CableLabs, NCTA, SCTE, CTAM and NAMIC. She served on the Board of Directors for WICT, and is a graduate of WICT’s first Betsy Magness Leadership Development Institute (BMLI) class of 1994. She was recognized by WICT and SCTE with the Women In Technology award in 2004, in 2009 she was recognized as CED’s Person of the Year, and she received the Distinguished Vanguard Award for Leadership from NCTA. In 2011 she was recognized with WICT’s highest honor, Woman of the Year. Through her participation and leadership with these important groups, Nomi has become a key spokesperson and advocate for industry innovation and new competitive technologies and services, all with the goal of continuously improving customer value and satisfaction.
WICT gratefully recognizes the WICT Women in STEM Sponsor