The Cable Center has named June Travis, former executive VP and chief operating officer of the National Cable Television Association, the 2018 Bresnan Ethics in Business Award recipient. The award honors the late William J. Bresnan, founder and chairman of Bresnan Communications and longtime chairman of the board of The Cable Center. Travis will be presented the industry accolade at the 21st annual Cable Hall of Fame celebration, April 4 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City, the Cable Center noted in a release.
“I am honored to be recognized as this year’s Bresnan Ethics in Business Award recipient,” Travis said in the release. “Bill was a friend and colleague whom I admired greatly. He displayed integrity and high ethics in every aspect of his life, and I am humbled to be named this year’s award recipient.”
“June has helped to shape the cable television industry with her vision and guidance,” Frank Drendel, chair of the board and founder of CommScope, chairman of the Bresnan Award selection committee and past Bresnan Award recipient, added. “She demonstrated ethics in every aspect of her career, and we are thrilled to present her this year’s Bresnan Ethics in Business Award.”
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Travis was EVP and COO of NCTA from 1994 until she retired from the cable television industry in 1999. Earlier she had been president and COO of Rifkin & Associates, a Denver-based cable company. She had also served in executive positions at American Television and Communications Corporation, the predecessor to Time Warner Cable.
She has served as an officer and board member for CommScope, NCTA, C-SPAN, Cable in the Classroom, TechCorps and Women in Cable Telecommunications, and chaired the industry’s political action committee, CablePAC, for nine years, the Cable Center said.
“June’s involvement through boards and organizations in both the cable industry and in her community has been phenomenal, and she has provided thought leadership in so many areas of our industry,” Jana L. Henthorn, president and CEO, The Cable Center, said. “We are delighted to honor her as this year’s Bresnan Ethics in Business Award honoree.”
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 demonstrating societal, community and philanthropic engagement.
The 21st annual Cable Hall of Fame will be held on April 4, 2018 in New York City at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. Since 1998, 127 leaders have been inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame. For more, see www.cablehalloffame.com or call 720-502-7513.