Joan Gillman

Title: EVP and COO Media Services, Time Warner Cable
Number of Years in Cable: 9-plus
Education: Holy Cross, BA; GWU, MA
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Don’t be afraid to swim against the current.

Why Her? With Gillman leading TWC’s Media Services, media sales surpassed $1 billion in 2012. That’s an all-time record. She brings an exceptional knowledge of the market to client interactions. At the same time, she leads the ad sales team and delivers advanced advertising solutions for advertisers and partners. The whip-smart Gillman used to work in politics, a career move that produced a versatile style of leadership and cultivated a talent for developing strong relationships. Moving forward, expect to see more of a focus on mulitplatform advertising and direct marketing solutions to drive campaigns that are increasingly more adaptable—and therefore more effective. Gillman is a bold leader, in and out of the office. Case in point: Although afraid of heights, she tackled a zipline with clients over a gorge in Costa Rica. Now that’s commitment.

On Saturday afternoon, you can find me… building Legos with my 5-year-old son, watching my daughter ride horses or gardening.

This is the hobby I’ve been itching to try: Playing piano

The other subject I wish I’d picked for my college major: Engineering or math

The day we get multiplatform measurement is the day… we liberate our products/services to best meet consumer demand.

The biggest lesson I learned from my kids this year was… early childhood education really does make a difference. ?

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