WICT Announces Elevation of Michelle L. Rice to Board Executive Committee

Media contact:
Talton Gibson
tgibson@wict.org
202-827-4782

For Immediate Release:
7/07/2015

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Washington, DC – Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced a new addition to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. Michelle L. Rice, Executive Vice President of Content Distribution and Marketing, TV One, will serve as Chair of the Governance subcommittee.

Rice first joined the WICT Board of Directors in 2012, serving as an at-large member since that time. In addition to her service to WICT, she currently serves as the chair of The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC).

"We are thrilled to have an industry leader of Michelle’s stature join the WICT Executive Committee," said Martha Soehren, 2015 Board Chair. "Michelle has already made significant contributions to WICT as a long-standing member of the Board, and her expertise and influence will be a great benefit as we continue our mission to help create women leaders."

In her position as Executive Vice President of Content Distribution and Marketing, TV One, Rice develops distribution strategy and handles national account negotiations with all the major multichannel video programming distributors to maximize TV One’s content distribution across all platforms. She is a graduate of WICT’s prestigious Betsy Magness Leadership Institute and Senior Executive Summit at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Rice has been recognized multiple times as one of Cablefax’s "Most Powerful Women in Cable" and their "Most Influential Minorities." She was also recognized by Multichannel News as a "Woman to Watch" in 2012.

About WICT
For over thirty-five years, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) has partnered with cable and telecommunications leaders to provide professional development programs, research and services that help advance women in cable media. With nearly 10,000 members, WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the cable and telecommunications industry. Comcast NBCUniversal, Time Warner Cable, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Suddenlink Communications are WICT’s Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.

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