Washington, DC - Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced the members of its 2018 Global Board of Directors.
Marva Johnson, VP, State Government Affairs (South), Charter Communications, has been elected to the role of Board Chair. Martha Soehren, Chief Talent Development Officer & SVP of Comcast University & Comcast Cable, concludes her three-year term as Chair and transitions to Immediate Past Chair.
Leigh Woisard, SVP, Public Affairs of Cox Communications, rises to the board's Executive Committee and there she will serve as Industry Relations Committee Chair. Lisa Rosenblum, Vice Chairman of Altice USA, joins the board as a new Director-At-Large. In addition, Alex Shannon, VP, Corporate Development at Turner, will serve a one-year term as the Emerging Leader Designee.
The WICT Global Board is a subset of WICT's 10,000 members. Each board leader has deep industry experience as well as distinctive perspectives and backgrounds, representing the diverse and evolving functions and operations of the cable industry. A list of returning board members appears below. Full bios of each member are linked here.
"I am honored and excited to chair WICT's board, along with such exceptional industry leaders and colleagues," said Marva Johnson. "WICT cultivates leadership diversity by developing, empowering and elevating women, which is needed now more than ever. I am proud to help lead this remarkable organization as it continues to expand both its educational offerings and global footprint."
2018 WICT Global Board of Directors
Chair: Marva Johnson, VP, State Government Affairs (South), Charter Communications
Immediate Past Chair: Martha Soehren, Chief Talent Development Officer & SVP, Comcast University & Comcast Cable
Treasurer: Angela Santone, EVP & Global Chief Human Resources Officer, Turner
Governance Chair: Marc Aldrich, SVP, Global Service Provider, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Strategic Planning Chair: Jocelyn Cooley, SVP, Human Resources, Viacom Media Networks
Chapter Development Chair: Sandra K. Howe, SVP & General Manager, Consumer Products Group, ARRIS
Development Chair: Michelle Rice, Interim General Manager, TV One
Industry Relations Chair: Leigh Woisard, SVP, Public Affairs, Cox Communications
President & CEO: Maria E. Brennan, CAE, Women in Cable Telecommunications
Amy M. Blair, SVP & Chief People Officer, Liberty Global
Catherine Bohigian, EVP, Government Affairs, Charter Communications
Karen Buchholz, SVP, Administration, Comcast
Justin Connolly, EVP, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, Disney & ESPN Media Networks
Catherine Frymark, SVP, Corporate Communications, Discovery Communications
Denise Gough, VP, Business & Legal Affairs, Scripps Networks Interactive
Lisa Hook, President & CEO, Neustar
Mary McLaughlin, Regional SVP, Beltway Region, Comcast
Judith Mills, Group VP, Human Resources, Mediacom
Jen Neal, EVP, Marketing & Executive Producer, Live Events, E! Entertainment
Kathleen O'Reilly, Senior Managing Director, Communications, Media & Technology, Accenture
Michele Parks, Vice President, Talent Management, Cox Communications
Jane Rice, SVP, Distribution, A+E Networks
Lisa Schwartz, Co-President, Sundance Selects & IFC Films
Debbie Stang, Chief Operating Officer, Midco
Alaka Williams, SVP, Network Human Resources, Scripps Networks Interactive
WICT's mission is to create women leaders who transform our industry. We do this by providing unparalleled professional development programs, commissioning original gender research, and supporting a B2B network that helps advance women. For nearly 40 years, WICT has partnered with cable and technology companies to help build a more robust pipeline of women leaders. Founded in 1979, and now over 10,000 members strong, WICT is the largest and oldest professional association serving women in cable media. Comcast NBCUniversal and Charter Communications are WICT's Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.
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