Washington -- The National Cable Television Association has
announced the recipients of the 1999 Vanguard Awards, to be presented June 16 at the
closing general session and luncheon of Cable '99, the NCTA's 48th Annual
Convention and International Exposition, June 13 through 16 in Chicago.
The Vanguard Awards are presented to men and women who
excel in both business and personal commitment to their colleagues, and whose
accomplishments merit the industry's highest honors.
Michael Willner, NCTA Awards Committee chairman and Insight
Communications Co. president, will present the 1999 Vanguard Awards to the following
Leo J. Hindery Jr., president and CEO of AT&T
Broadband & Internet Services, for Distinguished Leadership. Hindery was president of
Tele-Communications Inc. before it merged into AT&T in March.
Judith McHale, president and chief operating officer
of Discovery Communications Inc., for Distinguished Leadership. McHale joined DCI in 1987
as vice president and general counsel, and she was named the company's top executive eight
Megan Hookey, managing director of Cable in the
Classroom, for Young Leadership. Hookey is responsible for the day-to-day and strategic
operations of this nonprofit organization, which has an annual budget of approximately $2
Matthew C. Blank, chairman and CEO of Showtime
Networks Inc., for Programmers. Blank, a television-industry veteran of more than 20
years, has overall responsibility for SNI's services, including Showtime, The Movie
Channel, Flix and Showtime Extreme. He also oversees Showtime Event Television.
James F. McDonald, president and CEO of
Scientific-Atlanta Inc., for Associates & Affiliates. McDonald has been president and
CEO of S-A since 1993; the company is a leading supplier of broadband-communications
systems; satellite-based video, voice and data-communications networks; and worldwide
customer service and support.
Richard Green, president and CEO of Cable Television
Laboratories Inc., for Science & Technology. Green heads the research-and-development
organization responsible for charting the cable-television industry's course in
Mary L. Cotter, president, Syracuse division, Time
Warner Cable, for Cable Operations Management. Cotter is a 21-year veteran of the cable
industry, and she heads Time Warner's largest upstate New York division. She's been active
in industry affairs, with positions on the boards of directors of Cable Television and
Telecommunications of New York and Women in Cable and Telecommunications.
Steve Effros, president of the Cable
Telecommunications Association (CATA), for Government & Community Relations. Effros
leads the organization; defines its policies, agendas and positions; and acts as an
Whitney Goit, executive vice president of A&E
Television Networks, for Marketing. Goit is responsible for all sales, marketing and
international activities for A&E Network and The History Channel.