WICT Announces Betsy Magness Leadership Institute Classes 36 and 37


Washington, DC - Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced the members of Classes 36 and 37 of the 2017-2018 Betsy Magness Leadership Institute (BMLI).  

BMLI is recognized by the industry as the premier leadership development program for executive women in the cable media industry. Since its launch in 1994, over 900 women have graduated from the program. 

WICT proudly recognizes Charter Communications as the Premier Sponsor of the upcoming classes as well as Industry Partner, the Walter Kaitz Foundation.

"WICT is honored to welcome the incoming BMLI classes to our flagship program. Each year, the bar is set higher and higher as participants are selected through a competitive application process featuring some of the top talent in our industry," said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, WICT President & CEO. "BMLI graduates continue to break barriers in the cable media arena and are instrumental in shaping their companies and the industry at large. I have no doubt that the newest classes will be just as influential, if not more."

Members of Class 36 of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute are:

  • Susan Brami, RVP, Ad Sales, Spectrum Reach
  • Dana Crandall, Division VP, Customer Experience, Comcast - West Division
  • Cheryl Davis, VP, Video Products, Charter Communications
  • Linda DeLaurentis, VP, General Manager, Comcast Spotlight
  • Mandy Esposito, VP, Operations Support & Customer Experience, Altice USA
  • Michelle Gilbert, VP, Public Relations, Comcast
  • Lisa Greene, SVP, Human Resources, CNN Worldwide
  • Jeanine Heck, Executive Director, Product Management, Comcast
  • Dina Juliano, SVP, Consumer Product Strategy, NBCUniversal
  • Kimberly Kleinhans, VP, Financial Planning & Analysis, Comcast
  • Pamela Lloyd, VP, Government, Healthcare & Education, GCI
  • Kristin Malaspina, VP, Partnership Marketing, Charter Communications
  • Jill Meinzer, VP, Technical Services, ARRIS
  • Kristie Moomey, VP, Post Production - Unscripted Programming & Digital Extensions, Turner
  • Twuanna Munroe Ward, VP, Transaction Accounting, Scripps Networks Interactive
  • Sarah Murphy, VP, Sales & Marketing, Mountain West Region, Comcast
  • Bonnie O'Donnell, VP, Distribution Marketing, FOX Networks Group
  • Alison Overholt, VP, Editor in Chief, ESPN The Magazine & espnW, ESPN
  • Debra Piscola, Director, Government Affairs, Comcast
  • Pamela Post, SVP, Original Programming, MTV VH1 Logo, Viacom
  • Kathleen Ramirez, VP, Spectrum Reach Preferred, Spectrum Reach
  • Elisa Segovia, Director, Marketing Strategy, Univision
  • Theresa Sempiti, VP, Corporate FP&A, Viacom
  • Meena Soleiman, VP, Business Operations & Finance, Comcast
  • Heather Symmes, VP, Content Distribution & Marketing, UP TV & Aspire
  • Judy Train, VP, HR Shared Services, Cox Communications
  • Sharon White, VP, Human Resources, HBO

Members of Class 37 of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute are:

  • Andrea Agnew, VP, Human Resources, Comcast Spotlight
  • Melanie Ashley, Director, Promotion Production, iN DEMAND Networks
  • Lisa Barroso, SVP, Distribution, Crown Media Family Networks
  • Alicia Black, VP, Content Administration & Sales Operations, Turner
  • Tamara Bowens, GVP, Field Marketing & Sales Enablement, Spectrum Enterprise
  • Emma Carpenter, Client Services Director, Cisco Systems
  • Alexandra Carter, SVP, Reporting & Decision Support Services, Turner
  • Serena Dickerson-Ferrer, RVP, South Region, Comcast Spotlight
  • Allison Dombrow, VP, Human Resources, NBCUniversal
  • Regan Forman, VP, Creative Strategy & Planning, Nickelodeon
  • Jennifer Garrett, SVP, National Sales & Digital Marketing, Cox Communications
  • Madhu Goel Southworth, SVP, Business & Legal Affairs, AMC Networks
  • Judi Hartman, VP, Strategic Sourcing, Charter Communications
  • Jennifer Hoffnagle, VP, Multimedia Sales, ESPN
  • Cecilia Isaacs-Blundin, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Comcast
  • Karen Jones Hadley, VP, Media Relations, HBO
  • Mindy Kramer, VP, Public Relations, Comcast
  • Christine Olson, VP, Advertising Sales, A+E Networks
  • Angela O'Neill, VP, Division Project Management, Comcast - Northeast Division
  • Nilla Park, VP, Financial Planning & Analysis, Altice USA
  • Sharon Peters, GVP, Marketing, Charter Communications
  • Brooke Pruter, VP, NCO Strategy & Deployment, Comcast
  • Kathy Rodriguez, VP, IT Ordering, Charter Communications
  • Mary Savery, Director, Marketing, Business Services, Cable ONE
  • Alexandra Sewell, VP, Enterprise Marketing, Comcast Business
  • Jessica Stafford, VP, Marketing - Media Solutions Group, Cox Automotive
  • Gina Wagner, Finance Talent Development Programs, Comcast

The women selected for BMLI Classes 36 and 37 will participate in a yearlong educational program which incorporates direct feedback on their leadership styles, as well as guidance in developing a strategic vision for their teams and companies. WICT's content partner for BMLI, the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), is a top-ranked, global provider of executive education, recognized for its exclusive focus on leadership education and research. 

Additional details about BMLI and Classes 36 and 37 can be found here.