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Past Honorees

Class of 2009:

Peggy Ballard

Senior Director, Worldwide Service Provider Marketing, Cisco Systems.

Alina Falcon

Executive VP and Operating Manager, Univision

Jennifer Gaiski

Senior Vice President, Content Acquisition, Comcast

Joan Gillman

Executive Vice President and President of Media Sales, Time Warner Cable

Kate Juergens

Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development, ABC Family

Vicki Lins

Chief Marketing Officer, Canoe Ventures

Gwen Marcus

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Showtime Networks

Patricia McCaskill

Senior Vice President of Programming, Suddenlink Communications

Eileen O’Neill

President and General Manager, TLC

Kathy Payne

Vice President of Programming, Cox Communications

Diane Robina

President, FearNet, Comcast Programming Group

Class of 2008:

Janice Arouh

Senior Vice President, Network Distribution and Service, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel

Susan Bunda

Executive Vice President, Content and Strategy, CNN Worldwide

Jackie De Crinis

Senior Vice President of Original Scripted Series Programming, USA Network

Charlotte Field

Senior Vice President, Testing and Operations, Comcast

Rosa Gatti

Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Outreach, ESPN

Brown Johnson

Executive Vice President, Executive Creative Director, Nickelodeon Preschool, General Manager, Noggin

Amy Tykeson

President and CEO, BendBroadband

Sandy Wax

President, PBS Kids Sprout

Mary White

President, Central Division, Charter Communications

Melinda Witmer

Executive Vice President, Chief Programming Officer, Time Warner Cable

Class of 2007:

Colleen Abdoulah

President, WideOpenWest

Cathy Avgiris

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Comcast Voice Services

Debby Beece

President of Programming and Marketing, Oxygen Media

Frances Berwick

Executive Vice President of Programming and Production, Bravo Network

Nancy Dubuc

Executive Vice President and General Manager, The History Channel

Michele Ganeless

Executive Vice President and General Manager, Comedy Central

Jill Luckett

Senior Vice President of Program Network Policy, NCTA

Linda McMahon


Marilyn O’Connell

Senior Vice President of Video Solutions, Verizon

Eloise Schmitz

Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning, Charter Communications

CLASS OF 2006:

Shari Anne Brill

Vice President/Director, Programming, Carat USA

Louise Henry Bryson

President, Distribution and Affiliate Sales Development, Lifetime Entertainment Services; Executive Vice President and General Manager, Lifetime Movie Network

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Patricia Gottesman

Executive Vice President, Product Management and Marketing, Cablevision Systems

Sue Ann Hamilton

Executive Vice President, Programming, Charter Communications

Carol Hevey

Executive Vice President, Operations, Time Warner Cable Carolinas Region

Kim Martin

Executive Vice President and General Manager, WE TV

Lori McFarling

Senior Vice President, Distribution and Marketing, Discovery Communications

Christina Norman

President, MTV

Rebecca Scilingo

Vice President, Integration and Deployment, Comcast

Suzanne Scott

Network Executive Producer, Fox News

Cathy Weeden

Vice President and General Manager, Sunshine Network

CLASS OF 2005:

Nomi Bergman

Executive Vice President, Strategy and Development, Advance/Newhouse Communications

Deborah Blackwell

Senior Vice President and General Manager, SoapNet

Stephanie Campbell

Executive Vice President, Programming, DirecTV

Lauren Corrao

Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Head of Development, Comedy Central

Jill Greenthal

Senior Managing Director, Corporate Advisory Services, The Blackstone Group

Lisa Gersh

Chief Operating Officer and Cofounder, Oxygen Media

Michele James

Chief Talent Scout and Co-Founder, James and Co.

Suzanne Keenan

Senior Vice President, Customer Service, Comcast

Stacey Lynn Koerner

Executive Vice President and Director of Global Research and Planning, Viacom

Harriet Novet

Vice President, Time Warner Cable Of New York and New Jersey

Susan Swain

Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer, C-SPAN

Meredith Wagner

Executive Vice President, Public Affairs And Corporate Communications, Lifetime Television

Pandit Wright

Senior Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Administration, Discovery Communications

Linda Yaccarino

Executive Vice President and General Manager, Turner Entertainment Sales and Marketing

Lauren Zalaznick

President, Bravo and Trio, NBC Universal Cable

CLASS OF 2004:

Jenny Alonzo

NAMIC President/Vice President Creative Services And Production, Lifetime Television

Bridget Baker

Senior Vice President, Cable Distribution, NBC Cable

Italia Commisso Weinand

Senior Vice President Programming, Human Resources, Mediacom Communications

Lynne Costantini

Vice President, Programming, Time Warner Cable

Lee Ann Daly

Senior Vice President, Marketing, ESPN

Kristin Dolan

Senior Vice President, Digital Product Management, Cablevision Systems

Ellen East

Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cox Communications

Betsy Frank

Executive Vice President, Research and Planning, MTV Networks

Andrea Greenberg

President, Distribution Rainbow Sports Networks

Dena Kaplan

Senior Vice President, Marketing, GSN

Lynn Picard

Executive Vice President, General Manager, Lifetime Television

Jessica Reif Cohen

First Vice President, Senior Media and Entertainment Research Analyst, Merrill Lynch

Debora Wilson

COO, The Weather Channel and The Weather Channel Interactive

CLASS OF 2003:

Amy Banse

Vice President, Programming Investments, Comcast

Mary-Ellis Bunim

Executive Producer, Cofounder, Bunim Murray Productions

Mae Douglas

Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer, Cox Communications

Danielle Gelber

Vice President, Original Programming, Showtime Networks

Dominique Telson

Vice President, Original Programming, Showtime Networks

Pamela Euler Halling

Senior Vice President, Marketing And Programming, Insight Communications

Kathy Johnson

Executive Vice President, NAMIC

Laureen Ong

President, National Geographic Channel

Ellen Schned

Senior Vice President, National Accounts and Affiliate Marketing, Court TV

Linda Simensky

Senior Vice President, Original Animation, Cartoon Network

Carolyn Strauss

Executive Vice President,

Original Programming, HBO

Susan Whiting

President and CEO, Nielsen Media Research

Cyma Zarghami

Executive Vice President and General Manager, Nickelodeon

CLASS OF 2002:

Nicole Browning

President, Affiliate Sales And Marketing, MTV Networks

Jill Campbell

Operations Vice President, Cox Communications

Sherita Caesar

Vice President and General Manager, Subscriber Network Services, Scientific Atlanta

Miranda Curtis

President, Liberty Media International

Susan Marshall

Senior Vice President, AT&T Broadband

Chris Moseley

Executive Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, Crown Media Holdings

Sheila Nevins

Executive Vice President, Original Programming, HBO

Abbe Raven

General Manager and Executive Vice President, The History Channel

Pamela Thomas-Graham

President and CEO, CNBC

Barbara York

Senior Industry Affairs Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, NCTA


Char Beales

President, CEO, Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing

Mary Pat Blake

Senior Vice President, Marketing, Charter Communications

Ann Carlsen

Founder, Chairman, Carlsen Resources

Kathleen Dore

President, Bravo Networks

Judy Girard

Senior Vice President, General Manager, Food Network

Yvette Gordon

Interactive Technologies Director, SeaChange International

Bonnie Hammer

Executive Vice President, General Manager, Sci Fi Channel

Kim Kelly

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Insight Communications

Debra Lee

President, Chief Operating Officer, Black Entertainment Television

Ann Montgomery

Senior Vice President, Operations, Adelphia Communications

Dawn Tarnofsky-Ostroff

Executive Vice President, Entertainment, Lifetime Television

CLASS OF 2000:

Maggie Bellville

Executive Operations Vice President, Cox Communications

Carole Black

President, CEO, Lifetime Television

Christie Hefner

Chairman, CEO, Playboy Enterprises

Mindy Herman

President, CEO, In Demand LLC

Judith McHale

President, Chief Operating Officer, Discovery Communications

Rosemarie Nye

Cable Communications Vice President, Lucent Technologies

Pat Thompson

Senior Vice President, Daniels and Associates

Maggie Wilderotter

President, CEO, Wink Communications

Pam McKissick/Lucy Hood

President, Chief Operating Officer, TV Guide Networks; Senior Vice President, General Manager, Sneak Prevue

Brooke Johnson/Delia Fine

Executive Vice President, General Manager; Original Films, Drama, Performing Arts Vice President, A&E Network

CLASS OF 1999:

Jan Peters/Julie Berg/Judith Allen

President, CEO; Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer; Senior Vice President, Video, MediaOne

Betty Cohen

President, Cartoon Network

Deborah Lathen

Cable Services Bureau Chief, Federal Communications Commission

Gerry Laybourne

Chairman, Oxygen Media

Margaret Loesch

President, CEO, Odyssey Network

Kate McEnroe

President, American Movie Classics, AMC Networks