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Chantilly, VA - Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced that President and CEO Benita Fitzgerald Mosley is leaving the organization to join USA Track & Field (USATF). She has been the head of the industry’s oldest and largest professional association serving women for more than eight years.
“After much thought and personal deliberation, I have decided to pursue an opportunity that unites my dedication to developing talent with my passion for track and field,” said Mosley. “My time with WICT has been one of the most significant experiences of my professional career. I have been fortunate enough to work with remarkable leaders, first hand, and take part in incredible changes in this dynamic industry.”
WICT’s Board of Directors has appointed Parthavi Das, WICT’s Senior Vice President, Strategy & Initiatives as interim leader for WICT and Jennifer Dangar, Immediate Past Chair of WICT and Senior Vice President for Distribution at Discovery Communications, will lead the search committee for Mosley’s successor. Ms. Mosley will remain with the organization through June 30.
“In her eight years leading WICT, Benita has made an indelible mark on the organization,” said Ellen East, Chair of WICT’s Board of Directors and Executive Vice President/Chief Communications Officer, Time Warner Cable. “During her tenure, WICT has nearly tripled its membership and created signature programs that are widely respected in the industry. Although I am very sad to see Benita go, she is living the WICT mission by following her dream.”
Mosley, the 1984 Olympic gold medalist in the 100m hurdles, will assume the newly created position of USA Track & Field Chief of Sport Performance. She will be responsible for overseeing all of USATF’s High Performance, athlete development and Sport Science programs.
For thirty years, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) has partnered with cable and telecommunications leaders to provide leadership programs and services, and create professional advancement opportunities for women. With over 7,800 members, WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the cable and telecommunications industry.
WICT develops women leaders who transform our industry through highly regarded professional events, educational programming and networking opportunities. Comcast, Rainbow, Time Warner Cable and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. are WICT’s 2009 Strategic Partners providing the highest level of financial support for WICT programs, services and advocacy.
About USA Track & Field
USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States, with oversight of programs ranging from youth track and field to selecting and managing Team USA for World Championship and Olympic competition. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States. For more information on USATF, visit www.usatf.org
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