Danielle Wade is the Area Vice President of Field Operations for the Pacific Northwest management area of Charter Communications. She has served in leadership positions for over 23 years. In her role, she is responsible for all cable and broadband field-related activity including construction, fulfillment, and maintenance service areas in four states including Washington, Oregon, Idaho and properties in Northern California along the California/Oregon border. She provides leadership to approximately 500 employees serving cable, High Speed Data and telephone service to close to half a million. Under her leadership, the Pacific Northwest has expanded broadband services into underserved rural areas.
Prior to her role with Charter, Wade served as the Vice President/General Manager for Bright House Networks in Bakersfield, California where her tenure spanned 18 years. Over her 29-year career in cable and telecommunications, she has worked in various disciplines for other large cable and telecommunications companies including Jones Intercable, Prime Cable, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Her portfolio included marketing, government relations, public relations, sales, retail, B2B management, warehouse, video production and call center management.
Wade currently is a board member emeritus for the national board of directors for the National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), where she previously served as national treasurer. She is a 20+ year member of Women in Cable and Telecommunications (WICT) and a graduate of the Betsy Magness Leadership /Foundation Class XI leadership program. She was honored twice by the Southern California chapter of WICT –- a LEA Woman to Watch in 2001 and as Woman of the Year in 2008.
She has served on numerous other boards including the Indianapolis Chapter of 100 Black Women, the Boys and Girls Club Indianapolis Chapter, California State University Bakersfield Hispanic Excellence Scholarship Foundation board and the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, as a past Chairwoman.
Other honors include being honored as a Multichannel News “40 under 40” industry leader and as one of Cablefax’s “Top 100 Most Influential Minorities in Cable” in 2008. She is an alumna of the 1993 Walter Kaitz Foundation and completed the 2001 CTAM Executive Management Program at Harvard University.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media Arts magna cum laude from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia in 1992.