Comcast Corp. Chairman/CEO Brian Roberts and BendBroadband CEO Amy Tykeson will receive this year's top Vanguard awards at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association's annual trade show, the group announced today. The two will be given honors for "Distinguished Leadership" in the cable industry on May 8 at a reception during the NCTA's Cable Show '07. BET Chairman/CEO Debra Lee, Chair of the NCTA Vanguard Awards Committee, will present.
Roberts has helped grow Comcast into the country's biggest cable operator with $22.3 billion in annual revenues and is serving his second consecutive term as Chairman of NCTA. Tykeson has led BendBroadband, a leading independent operator, to launch high speed data, digital cable, high-definition, video on demand, digital simulcast and digital phone services. She is a member of the NCTA Board of Directors.
The year's other Vanguard recipients are:
Youth Leadership - Alicin Reidy-Williamson, Senior VP, Corporate Responsibility & Public Affairs, MTV Networks
Cable Operations Management - John Bickham, President, Cable & Communications, Cablevision Systems Corporation
Programmers - Phil Kent, Chairman/CEO, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Science & Technology - Chris Bowick, Senior VP/Chief Technology Officer, Cox Communications, Inc.
Government & Community Relations - Libby O'Connell, Senior VP, Corporate Outreach, A&E Television Networks
Marketing - Patricia Gottesman, Executive VP, Digital Marketing & Commerce, Cablevision Systems Corporation
Associates & Affiliates - Cathy Wilson, Founder/President/Publisher, Broadband Library
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