Betsy Magness Fellows Named

Women in Cable & Telecommunications Tuesday announced the members of Class X of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute, its flagship executive-leadership program.

BMLI provides intensive, yearlong training to prepare senior-level women to take on significant leadership responsibilities.

This year marks the program's 10th anniversary. The curriculum begins in October.

According to WICT, the new members are:

  • Marcie Anderson, vice president of business development, Cox Communications Inc.;
  • Molly Battin, VP of brand development, marketing and on-air promotions, TBS Superstation;
  • Kathy Brabson, VP and general manager, Time Warner Cable;
  • Jill Campbell, senior VP of operations, Cox Communications Inc.;
  • Jennifer Daley, director of corporate finance, Comcast Corp.;
  • Diane Dietz, VP of corporate affairs, Comcast Cable Communications Inc.;
  • Kimberly Edmunds, VP of customer care, Cox;
  • Kristin Frank, regional VP of affiliate sales and marketing, MTV Networks;
  • Jennifer Gaiski, VP of programming, Comcast Cable;
  • Laurie Goldberg, senior VP of public relations, Cartoon Network;
  • Joan Gundlach, VP of affiliate sales, A&E Television Networks;
  • Vicki Hamilton, senior VP of shared services and information-technology operations, The Weather Channel;
  • Lane Hammond, chief counsel and VP of business affairs, International Channel Networks;
  • Jola Harris, VP of affiliate sales and marketing, Fox Cable Networks;
  • Maggie Hutter, senior director of advertising sales, Comcast Cable;
  • Janet Johnson, executive producer, TWC;
  • Julie Klappas, creative director, Lifetime Television;
  • Kathryn Kross, VP and Washington bureau chief, Cable News Network;
  • Donna Lewis, senior VP and chief legal officer, Turner Entertainment Group;
  • Elizabeth Miceli, VP of human resources and administration, The Pfaltzgraff Co.;
  • Susan Panisch, VP of programming, Outdoor Life Network;
  • Katherine Payne, executive director of programming, Cox;
  • Midge Pierce, VP of WAM! America's Kidz Network programming, Starz Encore Group LLC;
  • Susan Rardin, VP of customer care, Comcast;
  • Kim Roden, VP of public affairs and customer care, Time Warner Cable; and
  • Kim Woodworth, VP of ad sales, Comcast.