NAMIC, WICT Announce Diversity Town Hall Meeting Panelists

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The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications and Women in Cable Telecommunications jointly announced Wednesday the panelists for the Town Hall Meeting on Diversity on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Hilton New York.

The forum will discuss NAMIC's latest edition of AIM (Advancement Investment Measurement) and WICT's PAR Initiative (Pay Equity, Advancement Opportunities and Resources for Work/Life Support) surveys that research advancement of ethnic and gender diversity in the cable industry. The surveys will be a focal point of the panel discussion.

The Town Hall Meeting will be held as part of Diversity Week, which includes the 25th Annual NAMIC Conference, the 2011 WICT Leadership Conference and the 28th Annual Walter Kaitz Foundation Fundraising Dinner.

Executives confirmed to participate in the panel are:

Michael Powell, president/CEO, NCTA;
Adria Alpert Romm, senior  executive vice president, human resources, Discovery Communications;
David Cohen, executive vice president, Comcast;
John Dooney, manager, strategic research, SHRM:
Mae Douglas, executive vice president and chief people officer, Cox Communications;
Jacqueline Hernandez, COO, Telemundo Communications Group;
Kelly Regal, EVP, Turner Broadcasting System; and
Rob Marcus, president and COO, Time Warner Cable

"By partnering on this research, NAMIC and WICT have demonstrated a resolute commitment to ensuring that the industry has access to uniform data that is vital to sustaining a strong pipeline of diverse talent," said Kathy Johnson, president, NAMIC. "We are pleased to have the participation of this distinguished group of thought leaders as we broaden the discussion on diversity through this joint forum."