Nomi M. Bergman Fellowship

​About the Fellowship

The Nomi M. Bergman Fellowship is an annual fellowship that enables a high potential woman employed by a technology company to experience the strength of The WICT Network’s educational programs and robust professional network. The fellowship recipient embarks on a one-year journey designed to build crucial leadership development skills through The WICT Network’s resources and programs.

The recipient of the fellowship is selected based in part on the applicant’s ability to describe how receiving the fellowship will positively impact their leadership skills to the benefit of their organization and the industry as a whole.

2024 Fellow 

Leeann V Mitchell
Technical Program Manager, Technical Delivery
Charter Communications 

Leeann Mitchell is a strategic leader with over 15 years’ successful leadership experience within large communications, media, entertainment, and technology enterprises, offering a unique combination of technical expertise and business acumen, demonstrated proficiency in portfolio and program management, technology strategy, operational growth, and team building.

Currently a Technology Delivery Program Manager with Charter Communications, Leeann leads Connectivity programs that bring value to Charter residential and business-class customers. Her knowledge of industry, business, and technology, along with exceptional communication skills is critical to the successful delivery of these products and services.

Prior to joining Charter, Leeann was instrumental to the success of other enterprise-scale corporations frequently seizing opportunities to achieve goals by performing financial analysis, making recommendations on capital investments, and chairing collaborative strategy and prioritization forums. She organized high performing matrixed teams to drive commitments and adoption rates, promote ROI realization, manage customer expectations, and ensure operational readiness.

Key accomplishments include:

  • IPv6 architectural runway development, enabling legacy Charter customers to acquire Advanced Business WiFi and Spectrum Mobile Network Business products
  • Visa Global Latin Regions First Spanish language ChatBOT with AI technology
  • CenturyLink and Visa Europe Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform migrations and enhancements
  • CenturyLink Outside Plant Facility Management Global Information System (GIS) data accuracy and security

Leeann holds a MS in Organizational Leadership, ERP specialization, a BS in Business Management, an AAS in Electronics Engineering Technology, and PMP and SAFe certifications. Memberships include The WICT Network, Spectrum Women, Project Management Institute, and Regis University Alumni Association.

A catalyst leader, Leeann mentors, influences, and guides people, seeking hidden potential to bring out the best in them. She enjoys time with family, motorcycling, sports as a participant and as a spectator, and her true love is singing.

Nomi Miron Bergman served as the President of Bright House Networks from 2007-2016. In that capacity, she and her team provided corporate guidance, execution, and oversight of technology, product and strategic partnerships across the company’s video, broadband, voice and wireless platforms. Nomi began her career as a systems consultant at Arthur Andersen & Co, and then joined Advance Publications’ Systems Group, owned by the Newhouse family. After the formation of the Time Warner/Advance Newhouse partnership in the early 1990s, she joined Time Warner Cable, working in customer care, business operations, and IT. Later, as Vice President and General Manager of High Speed Data Services for Time Warner Cable’s Charlotte, North Carolina division, she led the launch of the RoadRunner© broadband Internet service. From there, Nomi was part of the senior management team that successfully launched Bright House Networks in 2003.

Nomi is a true champion of workplace diversity and inclusion and has been actively involved with WICT, CableLabs, NCTA, SCTE, CTAM and NAMIC. She served on the Board of Directors for WICT, and is a graduate of WICT’s first Betsy Magness Leadership Development Institute (BMLI) class of 1994. She was recognized by WICT and SCTE with the Women In Technology award in 2004, in 2009 she was recognized as CED’s Person of the Year, and she received the Distinguished Vanguard Award for Leadership from NCTA. In 2011 she was recognized with WICT’s highest honor, Woman of the Year. Through her participation and leadership with these important groups, Nomi has become a key spokesperson and advocate for industry innovation and new competitive technologies and services, all with the goal of continuously improving customer value and satisfaction.

Past Recipients

Titles reflect position at the time of the Fellowship.

Nikita Kandath
Regional Marketing Manager

Swetha Srivastava
Manager, Network Engineering
Charter Communications

Jeanine Ferreira
Head of Marketing: SOHO Segment

Joanna Casas
Network Engineer
Charter Enterprise

Kat Kerr
OSP Manager
Charter Communications

Crystal Daniels Davis
Global Product Manager

Jin Zhou
Staff QA Engineer


If you have any questions about our fellowship or would like additional information, please contact Kathleen McNally.


The WICT Network’s Fellowships are supported by the following chapters:
Great Lakes
Greater Ohio
Greater Philadelphia
Greater Pittsburgh


The WICT Network gratefully acknowledges the Women in STEM sponsors.