Comcast And NBCUniversal And Congresswoman Doris Matsui To Receive Special
Diversity Honors At The 2013 NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast
Matthew C. Blank Announced As Honorary Event Chair Awards Breakfast Honoring
The Communications Industry's Next Generation Leaders Scheduled For June 12th
In Washington, DC As Part Of Cable Connection - Spring
NEW YORK, May 3, 2013
NEW YORK, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association for
Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) today announced Comcast and
NBCUniversal and Congresswoman Doris Matsui are the recipients of two special
Diversity Awards to be presented at the 2013 NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast.
Scheduled for Wednesday, June 12th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. EDT at the
Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC, the NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast is held in
conjunction with the National Cable Telecommunications Association's Cable
Show as part of Cable Connection - Spring.
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Comcast and NBCUniversal will be honored with the 2013 Industry Diversity
Champion Award given to a company demonstrating an exemplary effort to address
diversity and inclusion among its workforce and within the communities it
serves. David L. Cohen, executive vice president, Comcast Corporation, is
scheduled to accept the Industry Diversity Champion Award on the company's
Congresswoman Doris Matsui, a member of the House of Representatives
representing California's 6th Congressional District, which includes the city
of Sacramento and surrounding areas will be on-hand at this year's event to
accept the 2013 Public Advocate Diversity Champion Award. A member of the
Energy and Commerce Committee, the Subcommittee on Communications and
Technology, and several other notable Subcommittees, Congresswoman Matsui also
serves as co-chair of the Congressional High-Tech Caucus. Additionally,
Matsui, a sixth term Congresswoman, recently introduced legislation that would
expand the Universal Service Fund Lifeline Assistance Program to focus on
universal broadband adoption.
Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, president and chief executive officer of NAMIC
commented: "Comcast's investment in workforce diversity, commitment to
bridging digital disparities and support of diverse networks and programming
is vital to promoting inclusion. Additionally, Congresswoman Matsui's
advocacy of media diversity and pursuit of legislation that ensures equitable
broadband access for disadvantaged communities is commendable. NAMIC is
thrilled to recognize both leaders at the upcoming event."
Matthew C. Blank, chairman and chief executive officer, Showtime Networks,
Inc. will serve as honorary chair of the 2013 NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast.
NAMIC board directors, Mark DePietro, vice president, Business Development,
Arris, Dr. Timothy W. Goodly, senior vice president, Human Resources CNN
Worldwide, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., and Diana Mogollon, general
manager, mun2 are this year's planning committee co-chairs.
Presented in partnership with Multichannel News, the NAMIC Annual Awards
Breakfast will be highlighted by the presentation of the Next Generation
Leaders Awards with a distinguished group of this year's nominees also being
recognized as Luminaries. The Next Generation Leaders Awards honor
up-and-coming executives for their professional achievements and commitment to
advancing multi-ethnic diversity and inclusion within the communications
industry. Winners of the Next Generation Leaders Awards will be announced
Turner-Lee added: "Since its inception in 2006, the Next Generation Leaders
Awards has evolved into an excellent platform for showcasing the achievements
of multi-ethnic professionals that exemplify NAMIC's mission to educate,
advocate and empower through their business acumen and commitment to fostering
diversity. We are honored to have the two new awards add to our ongoing
tradition of recognizing amazing industry professionals."
For more information about the NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast including
questions pertaining to sponsorship and ticket/table purchases, contact Sandra
Girado, senior director of Meetings and Events, at NAMIC National,
212-594-5985.Visit http://www.namic.comto access online registration.
NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) is the
premier organization focusing on multi-ethnic diversity in the communications
industry. Founded in 1980 as a non-profit trade association, today NAMIC
comprises over 2,600 professionals belonging to a network of 16 chapters
nationwide. Through initiatives that focus on education, advocacy and
empowerment, NAMIC champions equity and inclusion in the workforce, with
special attention given to ensuring that the leadership cadres of our nation's
communications industry giants reflect the multi-ethnic richness of the
populations they serve. For more information, please visit www.namic.comand
stay connected to NAMIC on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Contact: Charmaine Chapman, BTB Communications, 310-882-5498 (office),
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