Eight new Touchstones of Leadership Award winners will be saluted at the Women In Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Washington/Baltimore Chapter's PowerBrokers Breakfast Oct. 4 at the National Press Club in Washington. They include a current FCC commissioner saluted for his public service.
The awards honor leaders who have had local, regional and national impacts on the industry. ABC News Live anchor/correspondent Kimberly Brooks will keynote the event.
And the 2019 Leadership Awards winners are:
Geraldine B. Laybourne Award: Michelle Rice, GM, TV One and Cleo TV
Inspire Award: Jana D. Fay, VP of finance, C-SPAN
Communicate Award: Janet Uthman, VP, inclusion and multicultural marketing. Comcast Northeast Division
Connect Award: Brad Surdam, VP, engineering, Comcast's Beltway Region
Know Yourself Award: Michelle A. Ray, executive director, The Walter Kaitz Foundation
Catalyst Award: Lesli Rotenberg, chief programming executive and GM, children's media and education, PBS
Listen Award: Vonya Alleyne, VP, human resources, Cox Communications, Virginia
Glenn Britt Emerging Leader Award: Karen Greenfield, SVP, business and production operations, NatGeo Wild
Outstanding Public Service Award: FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly.
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.