Smit, McCaskill Top List of 2014 Vanguard Honorees

Ceremony Slated for April 30 at The Cable Show

Comcast Cable CEO Neil Smit and Suddenlink Communications senior vice president and chief programming officer Patty McCaskill are the 2014 recipients of the cable industry’s top honor, the Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership.   

In its 50th year, the Vanguard Awards are presented annually by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association to individuals to who excel in both business and personal commitment to their colleagues, and whose accomplishments merit the recognition of the entire cable industry.

 The 2014 Vanguard Awards will be presented on Wednesday, April 30 at a reception and awards ceremony during The Cable Show 2014 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles.

A complete list of 2014 Vanguard Award honorees follows.

Vanguard Award for Cable Operations Management

Philip Meeks, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Business Services, Time Warner Cable

John Pascarelli, Executive Vice President, Operations, Mediacom Communications

Vanguard Award for Programmers

David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc.

Vanguard Award for Science & Technology

Yvette Kanouff, Executive Vice President, Corporate Engineering & Technology, Cablevision Systems

Vanguard Award for Government & Community Relations

DeDe Lea, Executive Vice President, Global Government Relations, Viacom, Inc.

Vanguard Award for Marketing

Coleman Breland, President, Turner Network Sales, Inc.

Vanguard Award for Associates & Affiliates

Maria Brennan, President & Chief Executive Officer, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT)

Vanguard Award for Young Leadership

Maggie McLean Suniewick, Senior Vice President, Strategic Integration, Comcast