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.
2019 Nomi M. Bergman Fellowship Recipient
Field Engineering Manager
Kat Kerr is a Field Engineering Manager for Charter Communications in Tampa, Florida. She oversees the Outside Plant (OSP) team who are responsible for the installation and maintenance of the physical components of the HFC network.
Kat began her career in telecommunications as an apprentice for British Telecom in 2007. Since joining Charter (formerly Bright House Networks) in 2014, Kat progressed through multiple technician levels at an accelerated rate, before moving into leadership positions. She is passionate about higher education in the vocational sector, being awarded the title of NCTI Senior Master Technician in 2017. An active member of the SCTE-Central Florida Chapter, she is a 3-time medal winner in their Cable Games competition – the first woman to achieve this. Kat has been highly involved with WICT Florida since 2014 and was invited to join the board this year as Membership Chair.
Kat graduated summa cum laude in 2017 with an Associates in Broadband Technology and Communication, and is striving for the same in her 2019 B.Sc. in Business Management from Colorado State University (Global Campus). She is an inductee of the Xi Rho Chapter of the Delta Mu Delta Business Society.
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