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Reni Gorman Joins SCTE

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) said it is expanding its education and certification capabilities with the appointment of Reni Gorman as the organization’s first vice president, learning and development.

In that role, Gorman will be responsible for bringing to cable system operators and vendors the next phase of SCTE’s professional development evolution: Implementation of a strategic planning curriculum; migration to a scalable Learning Management System that supports membership growth; and establishment of the value of SCTE Educational and Certification programs through the use of operational performance metrics.

SCTE said Gorman, most recently president and chief strategist of her own consultancy, Minds Rewired, is a leader in using Web-based platforms to drive educational results.

As director of interactive technology for client education and internal knowledge management with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, architected the firm’s first online university, SCTE said.  The Merrill Learning Network was profiled in the Harvard Business Review and recognized by Cisco Systems for its “best of breed” Learning Management System capabilities. SCTE said Gorman’s methodologies also have brought positive results to Merck, Verizon, Unisys, AstraZeneca and other major firms.

Gorman has previously served as VP of global e-learning and  talent management for investment banking with Morgan Stanley, and was president and chief strategist for Palamate, a consultancy firm.

“The fast pace of technological change and new opportunities for service delivery are dramatically altering the needs of our members—particularly our Corporate Alliance Partners—for more sophisticated training programs,” said Lindsay Johnston, SCTE’s senior vice president, operations, in a statement. “Reni Gorman’s expertise in cognition and her ability to create and implement cutting-edge instructional architectures will be invaluable assets as we create the learning, certification and measurement tools our MSO and vendor partners require.” 

Gorman holds an undergraduate degree in Communications from Rutgers University and a graduate degree in Cognitive Studies and Intelligent Technologies from Columbia University Teachers College, from which she graduated with highest honors.