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WICT Names Magness Graduate Institute Discussion Leaders

Women in Cable & Telecommunications has announced the discussion leaders for its 2014 Betsy Magness Graduate Institute (BMGI) on Nov. 6-7 in Baltimore.

The BMGI program is for alumnae of WICTs' leadership training program and provides discussion of case studies and research on successful leadership.

Discussion leaders for the two-day event are:

*Lori Conkling, EVP, Strategy and Business Development, NBCUniversal
*Denise Denson, EVP, Content Distribution & Marketing, Viacom Media Networks
*Kristin Dolan, Chief Operating Officer, Cablevision Systems Corp.
*Beth Hanssens, CFO & SVP, Sprout/NBCUniversal
*Marva Johnson, Corporate VP, Government & Industry Affairs, Bright House Networks
*Gail MacKinnon, EVP & Chief Government Relations Officer, Time Warner Cable
*Kim Martin, Senior Advisor, AMC Networks
*Laura Nathanson, EVP, Sales, ABC Family
*Tonia O'Connor, President, Distribution Sales & Marketing, Univision Communications Inc.
*Kathleen O'Reilly, Senior Managing Director, Accenture
*Michelle Rice, EVP, Affiliate Sales & Marketing, TV One
*Savalle Sims, SVP, Litigation & IP, Discovery Communications, LLC
*Dane Snowden, Chief of Staff, National Cable & Telecommunications Association
*Marie Svet, Chief Revenue Officer, AccuWeather, Inc.

Time Warner Cable is the sponsor of BMGI.

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.