CTHRA Names Excellence In HR Winners

The Cable and Telecommunications Human Resources Association has named its 2014 recipients of CTHRA’s Excellence in HR Awards.

The awards were launched in 2007 to honor HR professionals within the cable and satellite industry whose outstanding achievement, leadership and innovation have positively impacted business results. Since the inception, the awards have been sponsored by Multichannel News.

Here are the recipients:

Team Innovator of the Year:Turner Broadcasting System Inc.’s Global Technology and Operations Human Resources Team. This award recognizes a company that demonstrated innovative, creative problem solving that positively impacted business results. Composed of Caron Cone, director of HR; Nicole Johnson, manager of HR; and Josephine Wong, HR generalist, Turner Broadcasting System’s Global Technology and Operations (GTO) HR Team was selected as this year’s recipient for successfully realigning the company’s visual effects and animation division resulting in increased internal utilization of the division’s services.

Aspiring Leader:Beth Biggs, Charter Communications. This award recognizes an emerging HR professional whose fresh perspective, inventive ideas and innovative approach have positively impacted the leadership and culture of the organization. Since joining the company in 2010, Beth Biggs has been an invaluable resource with respect to driving quality programs, delivering results and ensuring Charter is competitive in its benefits offerings.

Leadership Excellence Award:Kerri St. Jean, senior vice president of HR for Comcast Cable, Northeast Division. This award recognizes an HR executive who has demonstrated extraordinary and visionary leadership in addressing a critical business issue, challenge or opportunity by enhancing the organization’s efficiency, performance, cost management or profitability. Kerri St. Jean’s recent work leading a national team of HR senior executives has led to the development of Comcast’s first change management strategy for high-impacting business initiatives.

CTHRA’s Excellence in HR Awards Luncheon which will take place during its Insight & Impact Symposium on Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Philadelphia. To register, visit http://www.cthra.com/symposium.

Kent Gibbons

Kent has been a journalist, writer and editor at Multichannel News since 1994 and with Broadcasting+Cable since 2010. He is a good point of contact for anything editorial at the publications and for Nexttv.com. Before joining Multichannel News he had been a newspaper reporter with publications including The Washington Times, The Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal and North County News.