WICT Picks Rising Stars

Women in Cable & Telecommunications has selected its 120 designees for its 2011 Rising Leaders Program, a week-long training program in leadership skills, stress management, wellness and more, funded by a grant from the Walter Kaitz Foudation.

There were almost 250 applicants for the slots, said WICT.

And the winners were:

Danielle Acampora, Director of Accounting; ESPN
Leah Altman, Director, Ad Sales Marketing; Scripps Networks Interactive
Lynne Antinarelli, Manager, Integrated Marketing; CMT
Danielle Arnold, Senior Manager, Finance; PBS KIDS Sprout
Shaheena Arshad-Trijillo, Director, Operations Engineering; Comcast
Amanda Bader Perry, Manager, Internal Audit; Insight Communications
Sakshi Bajaj, Technical Team Lead; Comcast
Meghan Ballantyne, Director, National Accounts; Scripps Networks Interactive
Tiffany Barnes, Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis; MTV Networks
Stephanie Bastin-Wells, Senior HR Manager; Comcast Spotlight
Renee Beck, Director, Production Services, Programming & Production; National Geographic Channel
Megan Bishop, Director of Business Operations; Comcast
Jennifer Blaxland, Senior Interconnect Traffic Manager; Comcast Spotlight
Susan Blum, Director of Retention and Competition; Comcast
Carrie Bocian, Senior Director, Programming; Time Warner Cable
Audrey Boecklen, Senior Product Manager - Technology & Product Development; Comcast
Elizabeth Braiman, Manager, Distribution Business Development; AETN
Laura Brayton, Director; Comcast
Catherine Butler, Senior Finance Manager; ESPN International
Eliana Castro, Senior Manager, Wireless PMO; Time Warner Cable
Ruth Cheng, Director, Human Resources; MTV Networks
Sharon Codeanne, Manager of Government & Community Relations; Comcast
Sara Corcoran, Associate Director, ESPN Multimedia Sales Research; ESPN
Norma Cordova, VP, Business Operations & Project Management, West Region; Time Warner Cable
Dana Cox, Director, Commercial Operations; Time Warner Cable
Trisha Coy, Senior Director of Customer Care; Comcast
Dana Crose, Assistant Collections Manager; Insight Communications
Kristi De Tienne, NASR - Senior Manager of Repair and Incubation; Comcast
Kelly Deen, Senior Manager, 360 Consumer Marketing; Cartoon Network
Gimette DeLaughter, Video Operations Support Manager; Cox Communications
Christine Delestowicz, Field Manager, Distribution; Hallmark Channels
Wendy Deyton, Director of Sales Operations; CommScope
Lisa Donaldson, Marketing Manager; Cable One
Wanda Doran, Executive Producer, On-Air Promotion & Branding; WE tv
Jordana Drell, Senior Director, Preschool Games; Nickelodeon
Heather Dworakowski, Marketing Manager, Partnerships & Promotions; Time Warner Cable, East Region
Amy Emmerich, Vice President, Production & Development; Travel Channel
Lisa Engelke, Manager, Product Management Team; Charter Communications
Melissa Filippone, Research Director; WE tv & Wedding Central
Patty Fowler, Director, New Product Support; Comcast
Jennifer Frager, Manager of Sales and Customer Retention; Suddenlink Communications
Janet Glenn, Director of Billing Carolina Region; Time Warner Cable
Kate Gross, Manager of Operations, Creative Services; truTV
Corinne Harradine, Regional Director, Affiliate Sales; NBC Universal Television Network Distribution
Aaliyah Harris, Manager, Partner Marketing; MTV Networks
Ramonica Harton, Director, Business Development & Multi-Platform Distribution; Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Becky Henderson, Founder, EVP, General Manager; Halogen TV
Heather Hipke, Director of Finance; Time Warner Cable
Shelley Hoffmann, Producer; Food Network/Cooking Channel
Betsy Holland, Director, Corporate Responsibility & Civic Affairs; Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Melissa Ingram, Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs; GMC
Olivia Jarvis, Director, HR; Comcast
Shelly Jones, Midwest Region IT Director - Commercial Services; Time Warner Cable
Kealani Kimball, Associate Director, Event Development; ESPN
Brenda Kinne, Senior Director of Marketing; Time Warner Cable - Wisconsin
Deborah Lamb, Local Content Vehicle, Coordinating Producer; C-SPAN
Shana Lebofsky, Director, Finance & Operations; Comcast
Traci Loonstra, Director, Sales & Marketing; Charter Communications
Erin Lorenz, Director of IT, HR Applications; Suddenlink Communications
Laraine Mancini, Senior Director, Investor Relations; Time Warner Cable
Beth Marchetti, Customer Care Manager; Insight Communications
Monique Marcil, Director of Features; Tribune Media Services
Corrie Marden, HR Generalist; Midcontinent Communications
Karen McCague, Director of IT Service Management; Scripps Networks
Samantha Meiler, Editorial Director; Nickelodeon
Robbin Meyers, Senior Manager, HRIS; Time Warner Cable
Kukis Moran, Senior Manager, Market Design; Comcast
Louise Moran, Producer; ESPN International
Julie Morris, Production Supervisor; Turner Broadcasting - truTV
Sandra Nelson, Director of Finance; Bright House Networks
Marietta Obfenda, Director of Accounting & Finance; Comcast
Kathy O'Brien, Senior Manager of Workforce Management; Comcast
Courtney Oliver, Director, Human Resources; Nickelodeon
Sharon Orloff, Manager, Customer Service Centers; Comcast
Alessandra Otero-Reiss, Director of Targeted Marketing; Time Warner Cable
Rachel Ozias, Marketing Manager; Comcast
Sandra Parks, Director of Marketing Operations; Comcast
Lorelei Pate, Project Manager, Voice & IP Operations; Time Warner Cable
Ursula Pfeiffer, Coordinating Producer; ESPN
Christa Pickel, Senior Marketing Operations Manager; Comcast
Adele Plumail, Director, Integrated Marketing; MTV Networks
Anne Porter, Manager, Finance; Comcast
Emily Powers, Director, Business Development, Digital Distribution; NBCUniversal
Lara Pritchard, Vice President, Communications - Northeast; Time Warner Cable
Patricia Ragsdale, Senior Engineering Project Manager; Comcast
Devi Ramachandran, Director, Technology; Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Katherine Reeves, Principal Engineer; Time Warner Cable
Lisa Reeves, Senior Counsel; Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Eilisa Reid, Director, Device & Network Application Engineering; Comcast
Jean Rench, Senior Director of Advanced Advertising Operations; Time Warner Cable Media Sales
Luz Reval, Customer Service Manager; Cable One
Sara Richardson, Operations Manager; Comcast
Marie Robinson, Director of Product Management; Comcast
Severn Sandt, Senior Operations Manager; ESPN
Michelle Scheuermann, Director of Communications; The Sportsman Channel
Soluna Shah, Corporate Director, Online Strategy; Bright House Networks
Nicole Siegel, Regional Manager, Distribution Field Sales, East Region; AETN
Ingrid Simunic, Senior Director, Voice/Wireless Product Management; Time Warner Cable
Joy Sivec, Senior Manager, Customer Care Training; Time Warner Cable
Jennifer Smardo, Senior Director of Engineering and Business Operations; Comcast
Beth Smith, Finance Director of International Digital Media; MTV Networks
Kenley Smith, Manager, Consumer Marketing; HGTV
Tammy Smith, Senior Director of Research; Outdoor Channel
Nadia Sookram, Senior Manager, Finance; MTV Networks
Erin Spurling, Marketing Communications Manager; Comcast
Ebony Staton Weidman, Senior Manager, Human Resources; Comcast
Lauren Stevenson, Director, National Accounts; Disney and ESPN Media Networks
Carol Ann Sweeney, Manager, Procurement; Comcast
Bonna Tanaka, Senior Project Manager; Time Warner Cable
Chandni Thakrar-Ochoa, Director, Corporate Voice Operations; Suddenlink Communications
Tina Thompson, Manager, Programming; GMC
Johnna Turner, Customer Experience Manager; Suddenlink Communications
Marshelle Walker, Project Manager, New Development; Cable One, Inc.
Lisa Walsh, Senior Director of Human Resources; Comcast
Robyn Watson, Director, Corporate Communications; Time Warner Cable
Heather Whitley, Senior Producer; CNN Idea Lab
Caryn Williams, Project Manager, Customer Service Strategy & Operations; Comcast
Mickey Williams, Project Manager - All Digital; Cable One, Inc.
Helen Wilson, Director of Marketing Operations; Comcast
Liza Wyles, Executive Producer; WE tv

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.