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WICT SoCal Sets 24th Annual Lea Awards Gala for Nov. 10

The Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Southern California Chapter has announced its 2016 LEA Awardwinners, who will be honored at an awards gala on Nov. 10 at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.

Recipients of the prestigious 2016 LEA Awards include:

  • Toby Berlin, president, School of Toby
  • Del J. Heintz, senior director, state government affairs, Charter Communications Western Region
  • Nadya Ichinomiya, director of IT, Television Marketing, Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Donna Thomas, senior vice president, studio sales, Vubiquity
  • Erika Nolting, enterprise client executive, Neudesic, and Board Member of the Year

"WICT SoCal is thrilled to continue the tradition of honoring five outstanding individuals who lead by example and inspire us all,” said LEA Awards co-chair Rachel Richman. "This award is all that much more special because WICT SoCal relies on peers in the industry to submit nominations, and the winners are chosen by a committee comprised of past recipients.  It’s truly peer-driven recognition.”

The WICT SoCal LEA Awards are recognized as one of the most well-respected and prestigious events in the Southern California entertainment industry. The event will feature a celebrity Master of Ceremonies, keynote remarks from an industry leader and speeches by each award recipient. WICT SoCal said it expects to draw several hundred cable, programming and technology innovators who will converge to celebrate the recipients for what they have accomplished in their careers and the work they do to support, advocate and develop women leaders in media.

"In the often challenging and ever-changing entertainment industry, WICT is very proud to continue to recognize individuals that stand out and make us all proud to be in this business," said Helene Juceam,president of WICT SoCal.

Fox Networks, Charter Communications and Discovery are the event sponsors. Additional information, including sponsorship availability, can be found at To buy tickets for the 2016 LEA Awards, visit

With 10,000 members nationally, WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the cable and telecommunications industry.