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2019 Powerbrokers

Thank you to everyone for attending and honoring our 2019 Touchstones of Leadership Awards Honorees

Touchstones of Leadership Awards

This year’s WICT Washington DC/Baltimore Chapter PowerBrokers Awards will recognize the winners of the WICT Touchstones of Leadership Awards. These prestigious awards are presented to the women and men leaders and executives who have made a difference and a positive contribution in the cable and telecommunications industry through leadership, vision, and dedication.

The PowerBrokers Awards will recognize the following Touchstones of Leadership Awards honorees who have raised the awareness about women’s impactful contributions at the regional and local level of the cable telecommunications industry.

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Kimberly Brooks

Actor and Correspondent ABC News Live

Recently spoke at the 2019 WICT Signature Luncheon

Kimberly Brooks is an anchor and correspondent for ABC News Live, the breaking news and live events streaming channel, hosting “The Debrief,” anchor breaking news coverage and working alongside Senior Washington Reporter Devin Dwyer, who will continue with our top-notch DC bureau and investigative teams to bring viewers “The Briefing Room” and cover major political events from Washington.

In addition to her reporting, she regularly hosted talks, red carpets, and moderated panels including events at the United Nations, Sundance Film Festival, The Peabody Awards, and The Root 100.

View full bio here!

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Musical Talent

Ellington Carthan

Pianist and Composer

Ellington Carthan has a rich musical career that consists of teaching, performing, producing, and composing. He performs jazz regularly, accompanies for choirs, soloists, and collaborates with various ensembles.

Check him out!

Awards were presented in the following categories:

Fearless Award:

Be fearless and confident in your convictions as you take risks and bring others along. Dedicated to Geraldine B. Laybourne.

2019 Winner: Michelle Rice

General Manager, TV One and Cleo TV

Catalyst Award:

Inspire and set the wheels of change in motion.

2019 Winner: Lesli Rotenberg

Chief Programming Executive & General Manager, Children’s Media and Education

Know Yourself Award:

And what you stand for and where you are headed.

2019 Winner: Michelle Ray

Executive Director,
The Walter Kaitz Foundation

Inspire Award:

And others will follow.

2019 Winner: Jana Fay

Vice President of Finance,

Communicate Award:

Communicate with passion and poise, in writing and in-person.

2019 Winner: Janet Uthman

Vice President, Inclusion and Multicultural Marketing,
Comcast Northeast Division

Connect Award:

Connect to your peers, your industry, and everything around you.

2019 Winner: Brad Surdam

Vice President, Engineering
Comcast’s Beltway Region

Emerging Leader Award:

For demonstrating rising leadership in the cable community and a strong commitment to all WICT Touchstones, in word and deed. Dedicated to Glenn Britt.

2019 Winner: Karen Greenfield

Senior Vice President of Business & Production Operations
National Geographic Partners

Listen Award:

With more than your ears.

2019 Winner: Vonya Alleyne

Vice President, Human Resources
Cox Communication, Virginia

Outstanding Public Service Award:

2019 Winner: Michael O'Rielly

U.S. Federal Communications Commission

Congratulations to our 2019 winners!

Check out our photos from the event.

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Have any questions? Please send an email to: wictpowerbrokers.dc.balt@gmail.com