Sandy Sexton is vice president of finance technology and quality assurance for Scripps Networks IT department. In this position she is responsible for strategic planning, customer-focused needs analysis, design and development of custom applications as well as vendor relationship management. Sexton is a subject matter expert called on to design and implement cost-effective, high-performance information technology applications created to address complex business problems.
Sexton has been instrumental in developing significant projects to benefit multiple functions within Scripps Networks including ad sales, programming, traffic and finance. She played a key role in launching the company’s media asset management initiative that will provide digital access to more than 30,000 hours of Scripps Networks programming. Sexton’s staff has several high profile projects in development at the moment including the redesign and implementation of Sales/Traffic/Billing System for on-air cable networks.
Recognizing the need to bridge the business goals to the technology needed to support those goals, Sexton established a business analysis function within Scripps Networks IT. She also developed the IT Quality Assurance Department which validates that technology has effectively met the business and functional needs of the end user. In addition, Sexton established a technical writing function in order to produce effective user’s guides and training materials for custom applications. Sexton’s team has also been instrumental in implementing controls and remediation procedures needed to meet Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
Sexton first came to Scripps Networks in 1999 as a systems analyst and has held several positions of increasing responsibility in IT. Prior to joining Scripps Networks, Sexton served as a strategic business consultant with the Tennessee Valley Authority. She is a member of the International Institute of Business Analysis, Women in Cable Telecommunications and the Society of Cable Television Engineers. Sexton holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee.