​​​Join WICT by September 30, 2015 and you will be entered into a random drawing for the opportunity to connect with one of these women currently leading technology initiatives in cable:

  • Tamara Simpkins Franklin, Executive Vice President, Digital, Scripps Networks Interactive
  • Chandni Thakrar-Ochoa, Vice President, Technology Integration, Suddenlink Communications
  • Jennifer Yohe Wagner, Senior Vice President, Procurement, Comcast


Tamara Simpkins Franklin


As executive vice president of digital at Scripps Networks Interactive, Tamara Franklin oversees the company's digital business units to coordinate overall strategy and activity, focusing on an integrated company-wide approach to digital video production and distribution.

Franklin is a graduate of NAMIC's Executive Leadership Development Program and the WICT Betsy Magness Leadership Institute. She's been named one of Multichannel News' "Wonder Women," Cynopsis Media's "Most Intriguing People," Black Enterprise magazine's "50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America," and Savoy Magazine's "Most Influential Women in Corporate America." Franklin's also been named to Cablefax's"Most Influential Minorities in Cable" and "Most Powerful Women in Cable" lists, and has been honored as a NAMIC Luminary.


Franklin holds an MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree in English from Yale University. Read more.


Chandni Thakrar-Ochoa


As Suddenlink's Vice President, Technology Integration, Chandni Thakrar-Ochoa leads a team that oversees development, integration, implementation, and ongoing operations of new technology and system integration initiatives.


Chandni began her telecommunications career in 2001 with Cox Commu​nications, as part of the West Texas Cox Business Services teams. Since then, she has held a variety of leadership positions for Cox and Suddenlink.


That leadership has extended from the office to several industry organizations.  Chandni is an active member of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), and Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE). Read more.



Jennifer Yohe Wagner

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Ms. Yohe Wagner joined Comcast in October 2007. In her current role as Senior Vice President, Procurement, Ms. Yohe Wagner utilizes her keen ability to effectively translate company objectives into clearly defined goals. Her vision, coupled with exceptional communication skills, have helped to enhance the performance of cable and engineering operations and given her recognition as a top-producing executive. An ethical professional, Ms. Yohe Wagner possesses a unique talent for analyzing problems, simplifying procedures and uncovering groundbreaking solutions. 


Uncompromising in her pursuits, she carefully navigates operations and activities making sure to reach desired corporate results.


She is active on the local Philadelphia WICT board as well as supporting the WICT National Board. Ms. Yohe Wagner has received a number of awards including 2010 WICT Seasoned Professional Award and was named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 list of Top Women in Technology and was the winner of the prestigious 2012 Women in Technology award named by SCTE, WICT and Communications Technology magazine. Read more.