WICT Announces BMLI Classes 42 & 43

Washington, DC – Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced the members of Classes 42 and 43 of the 2020-2021 Betsy Magness Leadership Institute (BMLI).

BMLI is recognized by the industry as the premier leadership development program for executive women in the cable media industry. Since its launch in 1994, over 1,000 women have graduated from the program. In 2019, WICT celebrated the 25th anniversary of the program.

WICT proudly recognizes Charter Communications as the Premier Sponsor and Comcast NBCUniversal as the Supporting Sponsor of the upcoming classes, as well as Industry Partner, the Walter Kaitz Foundation.

“WICT is honored to welcome the incoming BMLI classes, the first to embark on their yearlong leadership journey in a virtual environment,” said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, WICT President & CEO. “Over the next year, these influential leaders will be immersed in the industry’s top development program and design their individual career paths as they move through the customized curriculum. We applaud their commitment to lifelong learning and are certain they will graduate armed with the skills needed to lead the workplace of the future.”

Members of Class 42 of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute are: 

  • Vonya Alleyne, VP, People Solutions, Virginia Region, Cox Communications
  • Cindy Bean, VP, Consumer Research & Insights, Xfinity, Comcast Corporation
  • Jennifer Cavanaugh, Assistant General Counsel, Employment, Cox Communications
  • Sandra Cavazos, Business Information Security Officer, Comcast
  • Vanessa Chandis, VP, Business & Legal Affairs, NBCUniversal Content Distribution
  • Katherine Creech, Sr. Director, Operations, Business Services, Sparklight Business
  • Kathleen DeAmicis, VP, Finance & CFO, FreeWheel, Comcast
  • Stephanie DeWald, VP, Inbound Sales & Services to Sales, Cox Communications
  • Samantha DiPippo, SVP, Development, Crown Media Family Networks
  • Bowen Dou, Coordinating Producer, International Productions, ESPN
  • Terisa Enstad, Executive Director, Product Delivery – Next Generation Access Network, Comcast
  • Janice Gatti, Vice President, ViacomCBS Networks International
  • Rivka Golomb, SVP, Distribution, WarnerMedia
  • Marybeth Krupinski, Sr. Director, Product Management, Comcast Business
  • Peyton Marcus, SVP, Revenue Operations, Altice
  • Rachael Martin, VP, Network Operations Center, Charter Communications
  • Amy Masci, Executive Director, Human Resources, Comcast Business
  • Laura Moche, Sr. Director, Engineering, Charter
  • Nan Moss, VP, Program Strategy & Scheduling, Lifetime, A+E Networks
  • Linda Murrain, VP, Sales Operations, Charter Communications
  • Elana Shapochnikov, VP, Law-Policy, Charter Communications
  • Alina Singer, Partner, Wargo & French LLP
  • Denise Strong, VP, Office Services & Facilities, A+E Networks
  • Kerry Trimmer, VP, Integrated Marketing, AMC Networks
  • Lesley Wainwright, SVP & Associate General Counsel, Distribution, WarnerMedia

Members of Class 43 of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute are: 

  • Jennifer Altarriba-Jenkins, Sr. Director, Remote Operations, ESPN
  • Jennifer Bilotta, VP, Communications, Comcast
  • Kristin Burks, VP, Media Research & Consumer Insights, Crown Media Family Networks
  • Marci Cohen, VP, Market Research & Insights, Spectrum Reach
  • Michele Corsini, Sr. Director, Product & Strategy, Comcast
  • Dana Cox-Gregg, VP, Enterprise Order Operations, Charter Communications
  • Morgan Dewan, VP, Production Development & Social Media, Turner Sports, WarnerMedia
  • Mary Dzabic, SVP, Finance, Crown Media Family Networks
  • Ami Ehlenberger, VP, Decisioning & Advanced Technologies, Comcast
  • Natalie Gavrilovic, Sr. Director, Strategic Sourcing, Charter Communications
  • Anna Gohmann, Executive Director, Strategy & Business Operations, Comcast
  • Laurie Gruneich, VP, Field Operations, Cox Communications
  • Heli Harris, Executive Director, Enterprise Planning & Analysis, Cox Communications
  • Ann Jackson, VP, Human Resources, Charter Communications
  • Coleen Jennison, VP, Kansas Market, Cox Communications
  • Mary McConnell, VP, Distribution, Showtime Networks Inc.
  • Karen Montecuollo, VP, Consumer & Social Media Insights, A+E Networks
  • Patricia Paredes Saez, Sr. Director, Production Management, A+E Networks
  • Julie Perlish, SVP, Research & Insights, ViacomCBS
  • Resham Ramchandani, VP, Associate General Counsel, A+E Networks
  • Svetlana Semenova, VP, B2B Inside Sales, Altice USA
  • Melody Smalls, EVP, Global Human Resources, Allen Media Group
  • Jennifer Stefani, VP, Marketing Strategy, Content Distribution, NBC Universal
  • Isabel Tan, SVP, HR Shared Services, WarnerMedia
  • Courtney Thomasma, Executive Director, BBC America, AMC Networks
  • Miranda Thorpe, Sr. Director, Management Operations, ESPN
  • Alexandra Tuck, SVP, Corporate Social Responsibility, NBC Universal
  • Mickey Williams, Sr. Director – PMO, Cable One, Inc.

About WICT

WICT’s mission is to create women leaders who transform our industry. We do this by providing unparalleled professional development programs, commissioning original gender research, and supporting a B2B network that helps advance women. For more than 40 years, WICT has partnered with cable and technology companies to help build a more robust pipeline of women leaders. Founded in 1979, and now over 10,500 members strong, WICT is the largest and oldest professional association serving women in cable media. Charter Communications and Comcast NBCUniversal are WICT’s Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICTHQ on Facebook/Instagram/LinkedIn/Twitter for more information.