Chosen by the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications and the editors of Multichannel News, the Next Generation Leaders Awards recognize business leaders who demonstrate exceptional practices of diversity and inclusion in the communications industry. Awards are given in three categories: MSO, Programmer and Technology.
“By presenting the Next Generation Leaders Awards, we have the opportunity to showcase the exceptional business leaders that are now among our industry's pipeline of diverse executives,” said NAMIC president Kathy Johnson.
Also are being honored are 10 luminaries, representing a distinguished group of professionals emerging as future industry leaders.
Award recipients will be honored during the NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast, which is being presented as part of Cable Connection-Spring on Friday, April 3, at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C.
Robert Miron, chairman of Advance/Newhouse Communications, is serving as honorary chair for the awards breakfast, with T.J. Holmes, anchor for the weekend edition of CNN Newsroom, hosting.
2009 Next Generation Leaders
Programmer: Cesar Conde, chief strategy officer and executive VP, Univision Communications
MSO: Kashif Haq, strategic execution officer, Bright House Networks
Technology: Toni Stubbs, VP of field information technology, Cox Communications.
Bernadette Aulestia, senior VP of affiliate marketing and product strategy, Home Box Office
Wally Bakare, VP and general manager, Time Warner Cable
Brenda Freeman, chief marketing officer, Turner Broadcasting System
Glenn Goldsmith, VP of programming, Mediacom Communications
Naz Haider, VP of business management, ABC Family
Juan Herrera, VP, office of global inclusion, MTV Networks
Susan Jin-Davis, VP of corporate development and voice services, Comcast
Flavio Morales, VP of programming, Mun2
Michael Parker, area VP for Connecticut and New York, Comcast
Michael Smith, senior VP of marketing, creative and brand strategy, Food Network