The National Association of Minorities In Communications' annual awards
breakfast at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association's convention
next month will reserve one of its honors for NCTA's chief.
NCTA president and CEO Robert Sachs will receive the L. Patrick Mellon
Mentorship Award for his diversity advancement efforts.
The award is named after Mellon, the late ESPN/TeleCable senior executive who
encouraged mentoring to foster growth among cable employees of color.
Other individual honors at the breakfast will go to recently departed
Discovery Networks U.S. president Jonathan Rodgers (Stanley Thomas Lifetime
Achievement Award); Time Warner Cable San Antonio president Navarra Williams
(Tony Cox Executive Achievement Award) and Court TV CEO Henry Schleiff (Friend
of NAMIC Award).
Friends awards will also be bestowed upon ESPN, Lifetime Television and Cox
NAMIC will hold its breakfast May 8 in New Orleans.