2016 Conference Speakers List

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  • JudiAllen, SVP, Client Solutions, Nielsen
  • BrittAndreatta, Ph.D., CEO, Andreatta Consulting
  • ChrisBastian, SVP & Chief Technology Officer, SCTE
  • Dr. EllaBell, Founder, ASCENT-Leading Multicultural Women to the Top and Associate Professor, Business Administration, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
  • Debbie Berebichez, Ph.D., Co-host, Outrageous Acts of Science, Discovery Channel
  • Nan Bischoff, SVP, Financial Planning & Analysis, Viacom
  • Maria E. Brennan, CAE, President & CEO, WICT
  • Ann Carlsen, Founder & CEO, Carlsen Resources, Inc.
  • Sean Cohan, President, International & Digital Media, A+E Networks
  • David L. Cohen, Sr. EVP & Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation
  • Sasha Cohen, Olympic Silver Medalist, Figure Skating
  • Italia Commisso Weinand, EVP, Programming & HR, Mediacom Communications Corp.
  • Jocelyn Cooley, SVP, Human Resources, Viacom Media Networks
  • Donnade Varona, Olympic Gold Medalist (Swimming); Sports Commentator
  • MonicaDiaz, VP, Diversity, Inclusion, & Wellness, ESPN
  • JeanDriscoll, Olympic/Paralympic, Gold, Silver, Bronze Medalist, Track
  • VickyDuval, Professional Tennis Player, WTA
  • CarolEggert, Brigadier General (Ret.), US Army; VP, Military & Veteran Affairs, Comcast NBCUniversal
  • SimonFanshawe, OBE, Partner, Diversity by Design
  • CharlotteField, SVP, Application Platform Operations, Charter Communications
  • TamaraFranklin, EVP, Digital, Scripps Networks Interactive
  • CatherineFrymark, SVP, Corporate Communications, Discovery Communications
  • LauraGentile, SVP, espnW & Women’s Initiatives, ESPN
  • Madhu Goel Southworth, SVP, Business & Legal Affairs, AMC Networks
  • Kimber Hanrahan, Director, Learning Delivery – West, Cox Communications
  • Kathy Hatala, SVP National Accounts, Speakeasy
  • Theresa Hennesy, SVP, Group Technical Advisor, Comcast
  • EmilyHoffman, VP, Development & Delivery, VitalSmarts
  • Lisa Hook, President & CEO, Neustar, Inc.
  • AnnieHowell, Founder & Co-President, The Punch Point Group
  • SusanJin Davis, SVP, Operations & Compliance, Comcast Cable
  • Jackie Joyner Kersee, Olympic Gold Medalist, Track and Field
  • Dr. BeverlyKaye, Founder, Career Systems International
  • Stacy S. Kim, Ph.D., C.E.C., Founder, Life Junctions
  • Suzanne Kolb, EVP & GM, Discovery Digital Networks
  • ClaireKostbar, SVP, Human Resources, iN DEMAND, LLC
  • Melissa Lee, Anchor, Fast Money & Options Action and Co-Anchor, Power Lunch, CNBC
  • CharisseLillie, Fellow & VP, Community Investment, Comcast Corporation; EVP, Comcast Foundation
  • VickiLins, President & CEO, CTAM
  • Judi Lopez, SVP, Content Distribution & Marketing, Fuse Media
  • GailMacKinnon, Vice Chair, WICT Board of Directors
  • Lynn McMahon, Managing Director, Media & Entertainment North America, Accenture
  • Dr. BarbaraMistick, President, Wilson College; Author, Stretch: How to Future-Proof Yourself for Tomorrow’s Workplace
  • Nancy Murphy, Executive Director, Learning Operations, Cox Communications
  • Andrea Nelson, Sr. Director, Human Resources Business Partner,
    Altice USA
  • Val Nicholas, Vice President & Creative Director, NBC News
  • TerriNimmons, Principal, Stone Lake Leadership Group
  • SandyPadula, SVP, Research, TBS & TNT, Turner
  • AbbeRaven, Chairman Emeritus, A+E Networks
  • MichelleRice, EVP, Content Distribution & Marketing, TV One
  • Mary Rooney, VP, Strategic Planning & Communications, Comcast Spotlight
  • AngelaSantone, EVP & Global Chief Human Resources Officer, Turner
  • ClaireShipman, Television Journalist; Author, The Confidence Code
  • Kamila E. Sip, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Affairs, New York University, Langone Medical Center
  • Martha Soehren, Chief Talent Development Officer & SVP, Comcast University
  • Debbie Stang, Chief Operating Officer, Midco
  • Susan Tardanico, Founding Partner & CEO, The Authentic Leadership Alliance
  • MichaelVeltri, Peak Performance Keynote Speaker and Author, The Mushin Way
  • Esther Weinberg, CEO, MindLight Group, LLC
  • Sally West, Sr. Director, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Altice USA
  • Leigh Woisard, SVP, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, Cox Communications
  • Julie Yoo, SVP, Corporate Development, Scripps Networks Interactive