The WICT Network Announces Betsy Magness Leadership Institute Classes 48 & 49 

August 11, 2023

CONTACT: Greg Hickman

Washington, DC – The WICT Network is pleased to announce the members of Classes 48 and 49 of the 2023-2024 Betsy Magness Leadership Institute (BMLI). BMLI is recognized by the industry as the premier leadership development program for women holding senior leadership positions in media, entertainment and technology. Since its launch in 1994, more than 1,200 top-ranking industry executives have graduated from the program.  

The 2023-2024 program has two cohorts, both of which will start their year with a week of training at The Center for Creative Leadership’s global headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina, and will conclude their year in May 2024.  

The WICT Network gratefully acknowledges Charter Communications as the premier sponsor and Comcast NBCUniversal as the supporting sponsor of the upcoming classes. 

“We are proud to welcome the outstanding executives selected for the next iteration of BMLI,” announced Maria E. Brennan, CAE, President & CEO of The WICT Network. “These distinguished women exemplify the very best in leadership and strategic thinking – essential qualities for top executives. Upon completing their transformative journey, they will join an esteemed cohort of more than 1,200 graduates who are working to transform our industry.”

Members of Class 48 of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute are:  

  • Tammy Adrian, VP, HR Strategy & Enablement, Cox Communications
  • Tiesha Ali, Executive Director, Solutions Management, Comcast Business
  • Sabrina Alimi, Executive Director, Product Management, FreeWheel
  • Jessica Allsopp, VP, Marketing & Sales Operations, Comcast
  • Michelle Aragon, VP, Brand Marketing & Strategy, Spectrum Reach
  • Meg Aronowitz, VP, Production, ESPN
  • Stephanie Babin, SVP, Billing Strategy & Design, Charter Communications
  • Christina Barlowe-Villano, GVP, Business Integration, Charter Communications
  • Susan Bennett, VP, Financial Analytics, Comcast
  • Glenda Blough, Executive Director, Engineering Ops, Comcast
  • Stephanie Brawley, Sr. Director, Video Operations, Charter Communications
  • Christine Calandros, VP, Recruiting Sales & Marketing, Charter Communications
  • Colleen Cone, VP, Human Resources, Comcast
  • LaKendra Davis, VP, Fulfillment Operations, Cox Communications
  • Sarah Flood, Senior Director, Platform Distribution Sales, Disney & ESPN Media Networks
  • Sheetal Gattani, VP, eProcurement Solutions & Analytics, Charter Communications
  • Christine Hodges, VP, Business Analytics, Comcast Cable
  • Sally Huriaux, VP, Network Evolution Strategy, Data & Delivery, Comcast
  • Jennifer Kilgo, Assistant VP, Sales Enablement, Cox Communications
  • Marissa Lambrinos, VP, Diversity & Inclusion, Charter Communications
  • Amber Landry, VP, Performance Marketing Ad Sales, Hallmark Media
  • Alicia Matthews, VP, GA & Strategic Initiatives, Comcast
  • Sumedha Mungale, Sr. Director, BI, Charter Communications
  • Sarah Nix, Sr. Director Archives & Data Governance, Viacom Media Networks
  • Meagan Roberts, VP, Sales, Paramount Pictures
  • Jamie Roff, VP, Business Process Effectiveness, Comcast
  • Laurie Seidman, SVP, Current Programs, CBS Entertainment
  • Anne Tran, VP, Financial Reporting & Treasurer, Cable One, Inc.
  • Amrei Wolfschuetz, VP, Content Distribution, NBC Universal Television Network Distribution
  • Regan Yeldell, Executive Director, Program Management, Comcast Business

Members of Class 49 of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute are:  

  • Melissa Bahoora, VP, Sales, Heartland Region, Comcast
  • Laura Baker, VP, Digital Excellence & Optimization, Comcast
  • Megan Barbe, VP, Consumer Insights, Hallmark Media
  • Valerie Barreiro, VP, Business Affairs, Paramount Global
  • Renita Butts, Executive Director, Universal Repair Performance & Operations, Comcast – CXSO 
  • Jacquelyn Caridad, VP, Senior Deputy General Counsel, Privacy & Legal Information Security, Comcast
  • Angela Churchill, Senior Director of Marketing, Operations and Analytics, Comcast Business
  • Kaitee Daley, VP, Social Media, Next, & Content Optimization, ESPN
  • Sara Dollar, VP, Production, WE tv/ALLBLK
  • Amber Hall, VP, Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer, Cox Communications
  • Emily Horowitz, VP, Digital Media Programming, ESPN
  • Betsy Kippenhan, VP, Talent Attraction & Acquisition, Comcast
  • Tara Lantieri, VP, Primary Research, Ad Sales Strategic Insights, A+E Networks
  • Jackie MayBeck, RVP, Sales & Marketing, Comcast
  • Colleen McKelvey, Sr. Director, Mobile Product, Comcast
  • Diana Monk, VP, Learning Solutions, Charter Communications
  • Jodi Muller-Stotser, Executive Director, Retention Marketing, Cox Communications
  • Moya Neville, SVP, Sales, Cox Business, Cox Communications
  • Amy Nisenson, Regional VP, Sales, Effectv
  • Abbie O’Dell, Sr. Director, Learning Services: Field Operations, Charter Communications
  • Jennifer Pirozzi, VP & Senior Counsel, Employment Law, Charter Communications
  • Gwen Purtell, Executive Director, Hospitality, Comcast Business
  • Stephanie Rideau, Division VP, Comcast Business Operations, Comcast
  • Lauren Rodgers, Sr. Director, Sales Operations, HQ, Comcast
  • Maria Sanchez, SVP, Television Licensing, Paramount Global
  • Jessica Sant, VP, Entertainment Experiences, Comcast
  • Anju Shunglu, GVP, Business Planning (Customer Operations), Charter Communications
  • Lisa Stelling, VP, Content Acquisition, Comcast 
  • Julia Vantuyl, SVP, Ad Sales and Marketing, TV One Urban One
  • Elena Voonasis, Sr. Director, Pricing & Strategy, NBCUniversal

Bios and photos for each participant may be found here: Class 48 and Class 49.  

The Institute’s Founding  

Established by The WICT Network in 1994 with a generous grant from TCI’s Bob Magness and J.C. Sparkman, the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute is named in honor of one of the industry’s most charismatic leaders, a cable pioneer who combined business acumen with compassion. Betsy Magness was instrumental in transforming TCI, later AT&T Broadband and Internet Services, and now Comcast, into one of the nation’s most prominent and influential cable and telecommunication companies. Through The WICT Network’s access to the nation’s top ranking learning institutes, BMLI provides a powerful, year-long program consisting of five tailored sessions focusing on distinct leadership competencies.

About The WICT Network

The WICT Network is a global 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 and 24 chapters strong, The WICT Network is the largest and oldest professional association serving women in media. Charter Communications, Comcast NBCUniversal and The Walt Disney Company are The WICT Network’s Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit or follow @WICTHQ on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for more information.