As Corporate Vice President, Corporate Communications and Public Relations, Kimberly Maki is responsible for leading external and internal communications, corporate and industry relations, media relations, crisis planning and response, brand reputation management, social media engagement and audience development, and multicultural inclusion strategies. She also leads strategic advancement of the company’s commitment and custom localized approach to community involvement and philanthropic giving.
Prior to Bright House Networks, Maki served as the chief employed executive for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), a global nonprofit standards-setting organization. Her leadership expertise in strategic association management and governance resulted in the successful launch of a new membership structure and increased revenue to the organization through her corporate development efforts as well as the creation of new products and services for the membership and the industry. As part of her role at SMPTE, Maki also served as the only American and female executive on the owner/partnership board for the successful international trade show, IBC, which is headquartered in London, England and held in Amsterdam, Netherlands each year. In her capacity on the executive level board, she also was elected by her peers to serve as Chair of Strategy for this large event serving the global media industry.
Prior to SMPTE, Maki was Vice President – Marketing, Membership & Business Development for the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) where she was responsible for all facets of the Society’s membership services, business development, marketing, communications and industry relations. She began at SCTE as Vice President of Marketing Communications and grew her role to lead three departments before her departure to lead SMPTE. At SCTE, Maki increased revenue and diversified revenue streams to help stabilize and ultimately grow the Society. She also led diversity efforts, launching the first Supplier Diversity Program with SCTE and the Walter Kaitz Foundation and subsequently growing the program beyond its first year.
Previously, Maki held the position of Vice President of Public Affairs for the Houston Division of Time Warner Communications, a unit of Time Warner Cable. Maki was responsible for all government affairs, franchising, company positioning, media relations, political action funds and community relations. Prior to her Houston appointment, Maki managed national trade and industry relations for Primestar Partners Corporate. Earlier years were spent with Time Warner Cable’s Atlanta National Division as Director, Public and Government Affairs; Vision Cable Communications (an Advance/Newhouse Company) as Corporate Director, Public Affairs; and the Michigan Cable Television Association as Director, Public Affairs.
A highly visible executive, Kimberly Maki builds the Bright House Networks brand by serving on the National Board of Directors for the Emma Bowen Foundation; the National Board of Directors for the Alliance for Women in Media; the Statewide Board for Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida and the Board of Directors of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission. Maki is a native of Michigan and graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in public administration. She also completed Harvard University’s Graduate Institute on Media Education (1994); Columbia University’s External Executive Coach program (2012); and the Cable Executive Management Program at Harvard Business School (2014). Maki is the 2014 recipient of Multichannel News and WICT New York prestigious Wonder Woman recognition and the 1994 recipient of Northern Michigan University’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award. She also has won numerous industry awards and accolades for her successful programs. With a personal give-back mission to celebrate people and lead them to their true purpose, Kimberly is a frequent keynote speaker on career evolution and professional and personal development.