WICT Announces 2019 Global Board of Directors

New Directors-at-Large include Karen Bennett, Cox Communications; Morgan Bondon, Cisco; Rhonda Crichlow, Charter Communications; Lauren Dolan, Liberty Global; Jodi Friedman, ARRIS; Sloan Kennedy, HBO; Peri Shamsai, Accenture; Michelle Strong, A+E Networks; and Chapter Leader Designee, Fernanda Merodio, Hemisphere Media Group

Washington, DC – Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced the members of its 2019 Global Board of Directors.

Marva Johnson, VP, State Government Affairs (South), Charter Communications, enters her second and final year as Board Chair. Sandy Howe, EVP & President, Americas, Technetix, has been elected to the role of Vice-Chair and will become Chair in 2020.

Catherine Bohigian, EVP, Government Affairs, Charter Communications, and Jen Neal, EVP, Marketing; Executive Producer, Live Events, E! Entertainment, rose to the Executive Committee and will serve as the Strategic Planning Committee Chair and Chapter Development Committee Chair, respectively. New At-Large Members of the Board of Directors are: Karen Bennett, EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Cox Communications; Morgan Bondon, VP, Sales, Cisco; Rhonda Crichlow, SVP & Chief Diversity Officer, Charter Communications; Lauren Dolan, VP, Global Talent & Organization, Liberty Global; Jodi Friedman, Account VP, Business Services, ARRIS; Sloan Kennedy, VP, Domestic Network Distribution and Director, Affiliate Sales, HBO; Peri Shamsai, Managing Director, Accenture; and Michelle Strong, SVP, Content Distribution, A+E Networks. In addition, Fernanda Merodio, Senior Director, Distribution, Hemisphere Media Group, will serve a one-year term as the Chapter Leader Designee. These leaders join the incumbent WICT board members noted below.

The WICT Global Board is a subset of WICT’s 10,500 members. Each board leader brings their deep industry experience and astute business perspectives to ensure WICT remains on the forefront of the ever-evolving media landscape. Board member bios are linked here.

“I am honored and excited to chair WICT’s board in 2019,” said Marva Johnson. “WICT cultivates gender diversity by developing, empowering and elevating women, which is needed now more than ever. As WICT celebrates its 40th anniversary, I am proud to help lead the organization during this milestone year as we continue to expand our educational resources and global footprint.”

2019 WICT Global Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Chair: Marva Johnson, VP, State Government Affairs (South), Charter Communications
Vice-Chair: Sandra K. Howe, EVP & President, Americas, Technetix Inc.
Treasurer: Jocelyn Cooley, SVP, Human Resources and Global Talent Acquisition, Viacom Media Networks
Strategic Planning Chair: Catherine Bohigian, EVP, Government Affairs, Charter Communications
Chapter Development Chair: Jen Neal, EVP, Marketing; Executive Producer, Live Events, E! Entertainment
Development Chair: Michelle Rice, General Manager, TV One
Governance Chair: Angela Santone, EVP & Global Chief Human Resources Officer, Turner
Industry Relations Chair: Leigh Woisard, SVP, Corporate Public Affairs, Cox Communications
President & CEO: Maria E. Brennan, CAE, Women in Cable Telecommunications

Returning Directors-at-Large

Karen Buchholz, SVP, Administration, Comcast
Justin Connolly, EVP, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, Disney & ESPN Media Networks
Catherine Frymark, Group SVP, Corporate Communications, Discovery, Inc.
Mary McLaughlin, Regional SVP, Beltway Region, Comcast
Judith Mills, Group VP, Human Resources, Mediacom
Lisa Rosenblum, Vice Chairman, Altice USA
Lisa Schwartz, Co-President, Sundance Selects & IFC Films
Debbie Stang, Chief Operating Officer, Midco
Alaka Williams, SVP, Human Resources – US Networks, Discovery, Inc.

About WICT (Women in Cable Telecommunications)

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 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 Twitter for more information.

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