Sandy Howe Enters Final Year as Chair
Leigh Woisard Elected Vice Chair
New Directors-at-Large include Lisa Gonzalez Anselmo, EVP, Communications and Community Affairs, and Chief Diversity Officer, Altice USA; Jane Latman, President, HGTV & Streaming Home Content, Discovery; and Ann McGlennen, Chief Human Resources Officer, Midco; as well as Chapter Leader Designee, Renita Griskel, Discovery; and Emerging Leader Designees, Kay Allen, Comcast, and Abbie O’Dell, Charter Communications
Washington, DC – The WICT Network today announced the 2022 members of its Global Board of Directors.
Sandy Howe, technology executive, board member at Minim, Inc. and industry advisor, enters her third and final term as Board Chair. Leigh Woisard, SVP, Corporate Public Affairs, Cox Communications, has been elected Vice Chair and will become Chair in 2023.
New At-Large Members of the Board of Directors are Lisa Gonzalez Anselmo, EVP, Communications and Community Affairs, and Chief Diversity Officer, Altice USA; Jane Latman, President, HGTV & Streaming Home Content, Discovery, Inc., and Ann McGlennen, Chief Human Resources Officer, Midco. In addition, Renita Griskel, Director, Emerging Media Content, Discovery, Inc., will serve a one-year term as Chapter Leader Designee. Also serving one-year terms as Emerging Leader Designees are Kay Allen, Senior Director, DEI & Belonging, Comcast – Central Division, and Abbie O’Dell, Senior Director, Learning Services: Field Operations, Charter Communications. The full list of The WICT Network board members is noted below.
The WICT Network Global Board is a subset of its 10,500 members. Each board leader brings deep industry experience and astute business perspectives to ensure The WICT Network remains at the forefront of the ever-evolving media landscape. Board member bios are available online here.
“I’m honored to chair The WICT Network’s board and to welcome our new board members,” Sandy Howe said. “Our organization’s mission is to cultivate gender diversity by developing, empowering and elevating women, which is needed now more than ever. As a board, we will focus on leading the organization to innovate to meet the industry workforce needs during these unprecedented times while championing greater advancement opportunities for women worldwide.”
FULL 2022 Global Board of Directors for The WICT Network
Sandy Howe, Technology Executive & Board Director, Chair
Leigh Woisard, SVP, Corporate Public Affairs, Cox Communications, Vice Chair
Jen Neal, EVP, Live Events, Specials and E! News, E! Entertainment, Treasurer
Catherine Bohigian, EVP, Government Affairs, Charter Communications, Strategic Planning Committee Chair
Karen Buchholz, EVP, Administration, Comcast Corporation, Governance Committee Chair
Justin Connolly, President, Disney Platform Distribution, The Walt Disney Company, Development Committee Chair
Michelle Rice, President, TV One & CLEO TV, Chapter Development Committee Chair
Alaka Williams, SVP, Human Resources – U.S. Networks, Discovery, Inc., Industry Relations Committee Chair
Maria E. Brennan, The WICT Network, President & CEO
Kay Allen, Senior Director, DEI & Belonging, Comcast – Central Division, Emerging Leader Designee
Lisa Gonzalez Anselmo, EVP, Communications and Community Affairs, and Chief Diversity Officer, Altice USA
Crystal Barnes, SVP, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental, Social and Governance Strategy & Reporting, ViacomCBS
Karen Bennett, EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Cox Communications
Morgan Bondon, VP, Sales, Cable & Media, Americas Service Provider, Cisco
Rhonda Crichlow, SVP & Chief Diversity Officer, Charter Communications
Johnita Due, SVP and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, WarnerMedia News & Sports
Laura Gentile, EVP, Marketing, ESPN & Commercial Marketing, Disney Media Networks
Renita Griskel, Director, Emerging Media Content, Discovery, Inc., Chapter Leader Designee
Orlando Hampton, Chief Customer Officer and General Manager, USA, Afiniti
Grace Ho, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Liberty Global
Georgia Juvelis, EVP, Corporate Communications, AMC Networks
Jane Latman, President, Home & Food Content and Streaming, Discovery, Inc.
Ann McGlennen, Chief Human Resources Officer, Midco
Leslie Miles, VP, Technical Services, CommScope
Abbie O’Dell, Senior Director, Learning Services: Field Operations, Charter Communications, Emerging Leader Designee
Peri Shamsai, Managing Director, Media Practice, Accenture
Tina Simmons, SVP, Human Resources, Central Division, Comcast Cable Communications, Inc.
Michelle Strong, SVP, Content Distribution, A+E Networks
About The WICT Network
The WICT Network is a nonpartisan organization whose mission is to create women leaders that 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, The WICT Network has partnered with media, entertainment and technology companies to help build a more robust pipeline of women leaders. Founded in 1979, and now over 10,000 members strong, The WICT Network is the largest and oldest professional association serving women in media. Charter Communications and Comcast NBCUniversal are The WICT Network’s Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICTHQ on Facebook/Instagram/LinkedIn/Twitter for more information.