The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) renewed a partnership with Time Warner Cable as corporate sponsor of its annual conference and said TWC executive David Rone will co-chair the upcoming event.
The 27th Annual NAMIC Conference, Oct. 8-9 at the New York Marriott Marquis, will include the participation of three Time Warner Cable "diversity champions:" Glenn Britt, chairman and chief executive officer; Rone, who is president, Sports, News & Local Programming; and Craig L. Collins, senior vice president of small and medium business sales at the cable company.
The other NAMIC Conference co-chair is Nancy Dubuc, president and chief executive officer of A+E Networks. Rone oversees Time Warner Cable’s overall sports strategy, and all content creation and programming for the company. His purview includes Time Warner Cable’s regional sports networks, Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes. He also represents Time Warner Cable’s interests in SportsNet New York and SportsNetLA, the new regional television home for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
“Time Warner Cable is committed to diversity and building an inclusive culture, which is central to delivering the highest standard of service to our customer base,” Rone said in a NAMIC release. “I am excited to support the NAMIC Conference, which is an optimal forum for re-affirming our commitment.”
“NAMIC is pleased to continue our partnership with Time Warner Cable, a company that shares our focus on inclusion as a core business imperative,” Michael D. Armstrong, NAMIC board chair and senior vice president and general manager, BET International and Paramount Channel, said in the release. "On behalf of the NAMIC board, we extend our sincere thanks to David Rone and Glenn Britt for supporting this year’s conference. Also, it is my honor to welcome one of our industry’s foremost thought leaders, Craig Collins, as he joins NAMIC’s distinguished board of advisors.”
Presented as a one-on-one discussion focused on the legacy of a leader, the conference master class features Britt, who is set to retire at the end of the year after more than three decades at Time Warner Cable and predecessor companies. A recipient of the NCTA’s Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership, the NAMIC Stanley B. Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Kaitz Foundation Diversity Champion honor, Britt has been inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame (2007), Cable Pioneers (2001), and Broadcasting and Cable’s Hall of Fame (2008).
Craig L. Collins, who oversees commercial sales at Time Warner Cable, is joining NAMIC's board of advisers.