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Susan Adams Named 2011 Women in Technology Award Winner

Award Spotlights Female Technology Professional in the Cable Telecommunications Industry



Chantilly, VA – Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and Communications Technology magazine today named Susan Adams the winner of the prestigious 2011 Women in Technology Award. Adams, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations for Comcast Cable’s Northeast Division, is one of the most well-regarded professionals in the technology sector of cable.

The Women in Technology Award, sponsored by Bright House Networks, was created in 1995 to recognize and honor leading technology professionals. The award annually acknowledges the achievements of one woman who has demonstrated outstanding personal and professional growth and significantly contributed to the cable telecommunications industry.

“Susan is an exemplary honoree and serves as a role model for women in all fields of technology. This award, and our ongoing partnership with SCTE and Communications Technology, gives us an opportunity to showcase the crucial role that women play in the technical side of the cable industry,” said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, President & CEO of WICT.

The 2010 winner, Leslie Ellis, an independent technology consultant and analyst, will present the 2011 Women in Technology Award during SCTE Cable-Tec Expo®, November 15-17, during Cable Connection Fall in Atlanta. As the 2011 Women in Technology Award recipient, Adams also will be featured on the cover of the November issue of Communications Technology along with a story detailing her accomplishments.

“One of the great attributes of Susan Adams has been the way her dedication to promoting education and development of the workforce influences the attitudes of others,” said Mark Dzuban, President and CEO of SCTE. “From her support of the SCTE-Tuck Executive Leadership Program at Dartmouth to the active involvement of Comcast engineers at all levels of our New England Chapter, we’ve seen time and again how Susan’s commitment to learning and excellence carries over to her team and to her peers in the industry.”

“Communications Technology is proud to be a longtime supporter of the ‘Women in Technology’ award,” commented Debbie Vodenos, publisher of Communications Technology Group. “The number of talented women who are moving the industry forward is a testament to operators, networks and vendors that are creating an environment for career growth. We congratulate Susan, along with all of the hard-working women who were nominated for the award this year.”

In addition to Susan Adams, recipients of the award have included Leslie Ellis, Barbara Jaffe, Cyndee Everman, Carolyn Terry, Vicki Marts, Charlotte Field, Nomi Bergman, Marcie Anderson, Christy Martin, Sabrina Calhoun, Margaret Gaillard, Sally Kinsman, Sheri Sharp, Yvette Gordon-Kanouff, Pam Nobles and Pam Arment.

About Susan Adams
Susan Adams serves as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Technical Operations for Comcast’s Northeast Division. In this role, Susan leads the technical teams responsible for building and maintaining Comcast’s voice, video and data networks serving approximately 7.8 million customers across 14 states from Maine through Virginia.

Susan has more than 15 years of experience in the cable industry, holding a variety of executive, management and technical operations positions with Comcast and its predecessor companies, including Continental Cablevision, MediaOne, RoadRunner and AT&T Broadband.

A long-time member of WICT and SCTE, Susan is a graduate of Class 19 of WICT’s prestigious Betsy Magness Leadership Institute. In 2008 she was named to CableFax’s “Most Powerful Women in Cable” list, and in 2010 was named one of the “Top Women in Cable Tech” for that same publication.

About WICT
For over thirty 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 over 8,100 members, WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the cable and telecommunications industry. Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., and AMC Networks/WE tv are WICT’s Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.

About SCTE
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) is a non-profit professional association that provides technical leadership for the telecommunications industry and serves its members through professional development, standards, certification and information. SCTE currently has nearly 14,000 members from the U.S. and 70 countries worldwide and offers a variety of programs and services for the industry’s educational benefit. A prime example is SCTE’s Smart Energy Management Initiative (SEMI), an unprecedented effort to help cable operators leverage financial and environmental advantages of implementing Green strategies. SCTE has 68 chapters and meeting groups and more than 3,000 employees of the cable telecommunications industry hold SCTE technical certifications. SCTE is an ANSI-accredited standards development organization. Visit SCTE online at www.scte.org. Follow SCTE at http://www.facebook.com/TheSCTE and http://twitter.com/SCTE.

About Communications Technology magazine
Communications Technology, part of Access Intelligence’s Cable Group, is the industry’s most trusted and reliable source of information on broadband technology trends, strategies, implementations and best practices. The Communications Technology team also produces CT Reports, CT’s Tech Guides, NCTC Technology Edge and other custom publications; maintains a vibrant web presence at www.cable360.net/ct; and presents a full schedule of topical web events. Access Intelligence’s Cable Group also publishes CableFAX Daily and CableFAX Magazine. The group’s web site is www.cable360.net

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