NAMIC Announces Seminar Participants

The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications Thursday announced the 39 participants in its recent inaugural “NAMIC Leadership Seminar.”

The event -- sponsored by the Walter Kaitz Foundation and led by an ethnically diverse faculty, focusing on experiences of managers of color, leadership styles, career development and team leadership -- was held in New York July 18-19.

NAMIC said its next Leadership Seminar is scheduled for Dec. 12-13 in Atlanta.

Participants in the New York event were: Charles Abrams, advanced-product manager, Comcast Corp.; Jody Andrean, regional manager, Scripps Networks; Patrice Renee Antoine, program manager, college relations, ESPN; Kasana Banks, manager, internal communications and special events, Katz Media Group; Tejpaul Bhatia, senior manager, product development, ESPN; Shinese Bridgeforth, marketing/product specialist, Cox Communications Inc.; Pamela Brown, human-resources manager, Charter Communications Inc.; Elizabeth Bryant Sherred, HR-admin manager, Cablevision Systems Corp.; Elsa Castro, manager, ad-sales research, National Geographic Channel; Terri DeBarros, area manager, Northeast region, Showtime Networks Inc.; Rosalyn Durant, manager, national accounts, ESPN; Tavia Fisher, manager, corporate outreach, ESPN; Herbert Ford, associate director of director proposal, SOAPnet; Bernard Guinyard, education manager, NAMIC; Joseph Horton, field-service supervisor, Cablevision; Scott Jenkins, senior manager, receivables and credit analysis, ESPN; Angela Johnson, regional account manager, Lifetime Television; Jennifer Karlsson, senior manager, ESPN Mobile; Alix Kram, manager, social expressions, Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products; Alexander Lama, account executive, ESPN International; James Lavallee, national manager, ad-sales marketing, Discovery Communications Inc.; Danielle Lee, senior manager, new-products marketing, Showtime; Sheree Love, office-operations supervisor, Charter; Charissa O'Neal, brand-development manager, Cable News Network, Turner Broadcasting Sales Inc.; Kia Painter, manager, recruitment and retention, Cox; Grace Peissner, customer-care supervisor, Charter; Sugeily Pena, manager, HR, Lifetime; Sylvester Phifer, account manager, The Weather Channel; Vishwas Prabhakara, senior manager, finance and strategy, ESPN; Yvonne Reid, production manager, Court TV; Kia Riddick, manager, talent and casting, Nickelodeon/The N; Dave Rodriguez, staffing manager, Cablevision; Pablo Rodriguez, employee-relations manager, Cablevision of New York City; Lea Satterfield, project manager, Comcast Cable Communications Inc.; Brian Shepard, area manager, Internet-service providers, Cablevision of NYC; Tanique Solomon, manager, toys, Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products; Ravena Valentine, senior HR business partner, ESPN; Barry Watkins, manager, network resource, ESPN Mobile; and Tanisha Younger, manager, cash management, Cablevision.