Women in Cable Telecommunications has named WICT New York its Chapter of the Year for 2014. Additionally, the organization picked WICT Southeast's Kathy Gray, director of production operations for Turner Studios, a unit of Turner Broadcasting System, as Chapter President of the Year; and Jill Meinzer, vice president of technical services at Arris, as the Chapter Advisor of the Year.
Meinzer, who supported the WICT Greater Chicago Chapter, received the Advisor of the Year honor for the second consecutive year.
Other 2014 WICT honorees include Christine Fiske, Chapter Leader of the Year, and Shanna Gildersleeve, Chapter Volunteer of the Year. Fiske, vice president, solutions delivery, Unison Systems, served as the membership chair for WICT Rocky Mountain; Gildersleeve, media manager, NBC hub operations, Encompass Digital Media, belongs to the WICT Southeast Chapter.
WICT also singled out the following chapters for their performance in 2014:
- WICT Washington DC/Baltimore: Most Improved Chapter
- WICT New York: Best Chapter Programming
- WICT Carolinas: Chapter Mentoring Excellence
- WICT New York: Community Service Award
Additionally, WICT recognized 13 chapters with the "Inspire and Others Will Follow" Award, including WICT Carolinas, Great Lakes, Greater Ohio, Greater Philadelphia, Midwest, New England, New York, Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountain, Southeast, Southern California, Southwest, Virginia, Washington DC/Baltimore.
WICT New York, which outscored all other chapters on the the Model Chapter Business Plan (MCBP), a measurement system that assesses chapter performance in areas such as programming, marketing and communications, governance and membership, is a co-sponsor of Multichannel News's Wonder Women Luncheon, scheduled for March 19.
Looking ahead, WICT also named new chapter presidents and advisers for 2015. To see the complete list, visit the WICT website.