Miron Named First Bresnan Ethics Award Recipient5/09/2011 10:01 AM Eastern
Retired Bright House Networks chairman Robert Miron was named the first recipient of the Bresnan Ethics in Business Award, the Cable Center announced Monday.
Miron will receive the honor, named after the late cable pioneer and former Bresnan Communications founder and chairman William Bresnan, at the Cable Hall of Fame Celebration on June 14, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers in conjunction with the National Cable and Telecommunications Association Cable Show.
Miron, who retired as chairman of Bright House in 2010, has been one of the industry's most respected leaders for more than 40 years. According to the Cable Center, Miron's "fresh vision and forward thinking have left a legacy on a number of industry initiatives, such as customer service standards, cable's participation in education and responsible programming." He has contributed his talents and experiences to many industry organizations, including the NCTA, C-SPAN, Cable in the Classrom, CableLabs, the Walter Kaitz Foundation, and Discovery Communications. He currently serves on The Cable Center's Honorary Board of Directors and was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame in 2001.
"Bob mirrors the qualities that Bill demonstrated, both personally and professionally," said Nick Davatzes, retired chief executive officer, A&E Television Networks, and chairman of the Bresnan Award selection committee, in a statement. "His ethics and leadership have helped to make the cable industry what it is today, and he is a perfect selection for the first Bresnan Ethics in Business Award."
The Bresnan Ethics in Business award was created to honor outstanding men and women in the cable industry who best exemplify Bill Bresnan's longstanding commitment to ethics in business. Awardees represent the ideals upheld by Bill Bresnan, including continually demonstrating ethical leadership qualities, doing what's right in the face of adversity, even when it is unpopular, incorporating doing what's right in everyday life, and maintaining high standards and ethics in the workplace, including mentoring and inspiring employees and associates. An exhibit honoring the award recipients will be on permanent display at The Cable Center.
"I am honored to be recognized with the Bresnan Ethics in Business Award," Miron said in a statement. "Bill was a dear friend and colleague, and his extraordinary level of integrity and dedication to this industry made him a wonderful role model to me throughout my career."
The Cable Center will host its 14th annual Cable Hall of Fame Celebration during Cable Connection - Spring, a week of cable industry events uniting major industry associations, conferences and meetings in Chicago, June 14-16, 2011. The Cable Hall of Fame is sponsored by NBC Universal, Fox Networks, CommScope, iNDEMAND, and Discovery Communications.
"Bill and Bob had a very special relationship, both personally and professionally, that reflects the spirit of this award, and it is a privilege to recognize Bob and his efforts to advance the development of the cable industry within a framework that reflects his strong ethics in business and everyday life," Cable Center CEO Larry Satkowiak said in a statement.