EVP/CFO, BET Networks

Pickrum defines diversity “as respecting and embracing differences.” It’s a philosophy he’s known for upholding as he manages BET’s financial operations. Aside from overseeing the business models behind the network’s launch of original series, acquisitions and expanded distribution paths, Pickrum this year provided key guidance and strategy behind the launch of the successful BET Experience LA Live multiday event, and the model of having fans purchase tickets to the BET Awards. Integrity and honesty rate No. 1 when he’s assessing potential employees, followed by someone who “believes in working smart as well as working hard.”

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Ziply Fiber launched its fiber service in Republic, Washington. Over 350 addresses can now get speeds from 100 Mbps to 10 Gbps today, with an additional 100+ addresses to come. — The town of Thurmont

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