In an effort to encourage the employment of military veterans in the cable industry, The Cable and Telecommunications Human Resources Association (CTHRA) has created an Advisory Task Force on Veteran Talent in the Media Industry.
The task force, which will be chaired by Michael Powell, president and CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), seeks to attract, hire and retain military veterans in various employment positions throughout the industry.
Task force members include Will Baas, vice president of talent acquisition for Comcast; Carlos del Castillo, senior vice president of human resources for A+E Networks; Gary McCollum, senior vice president/general manager of Virginia for Cox Communications; Kevin Moore, vice president of telephony for Charter Communications; Kevin Preston, director of the veterans initiative for ESPN Inc. and the Walt Disney Company; Carrie Storer, senior vice president of legal for Discovery Communications; and Jack Womack, senior vice president of operations and production for CNN Worldwide. The task force will also have an advisory group of adjunct members.
During last year’s Cable Show, the NCTA partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to host a Hiring Our Heroes job fair for military veterans. The Advisory Task Force held its first meeting during this year’s show on April 30.