Communications Technology magazine, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) today named Jennifer Yohe Wagner the winner of the prestigious 2012 "Women in Technology" Award. Yohe Wagner, vice president/Strategic Business Procurement for Comcast Cable, is one of the most well-regarded professionals in the technology sector of cable.
The "Women in Technology" Award, sponsored by Bright House Networks, was created in 1995 to recognize and honor leading technology professionals. The award annually acknowledges the achievements of one woman who has demonstrated outstanding personal and professional growth and significantly contributed to the cable telecommunications industry.
"Communications Technology is proud to be part of the ‘Women in Technology’ Award program, and we congratulate Jennifer on her accomplishments," commented Debbie Vodenos, publisher of the Communications Technology Group. "It is gratifying, once again, to reward and recognize a woman in cable who has parlayed her years of business experience into a front-line role, and who is willing to share that knowledge with her peers while mentoring those who are just starting their careers."
"Jennifer’s reputation as a leader in technology is well-deserved, and we are proud to bestow her with this recognition. When she is not busy working with top technology providers, Jennifer makes time to give back to the industry by mentoring rising professionals and through volunteer leadership among the various cable organizations—and we are all the better for it," said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, president & CEO at WICT.
"Jennifer Yohe Wagner’s success is classically cable," said Cathy Oakes, senior vice president/Operations at SCTE. "She’s worked her way up through the ranks, has earned the responsibility to handle the most critical of projects, and balances superb ability to multitask with the personal relationships that are so important to getting things done. And even though she’s one of the busiest people in cable, she willingly volunteers to mentor others, and always goes the extra mile to help the industry improve."
The 2011 winner, Susan Adams, senior vice president/Engineering & Technical Operations for Comcast Cable’s Northeast Division, will present the 2012 "Women in Technology" Award during SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, Oct. 17-19, during Cable Connection Fall in Orlando. Yohe Wagner also will be featured on the cover of the October issue of Communications Technology along with a story detailing her accomplishments.
In addition to Yohe Wagner, recipients of the award have included Susan Adams, Leslie Ellis, Barbara Jaffe, Cyndee Everman, Carolyn Terry, Vicki Marts, Charlotte Field, Nomi Bergman, Marcie Anderson, Christy Martin, Sabrina Calhoun, Margaret Gaillard, Sally Kinsman, Sheri Sharp, Yvette Gordon-Kanouff, Pam Nobles and Pam Arment.
About Jennifer Yohe Wagner
Jennifer Yohe Wagner has successfully served the business and financial needs of prominent cable-related organizations for more than a decade. She joined Comcast in October 2007, and since then she has gained a reputation within Comcast and throughout the cable industry as a strong leader who possesses business experience and in-depth knowledge of the cable industry. In her current role as Vice President, Strategic Business Procurement, she utilizes her keen ability to effectively translate company objectives into clearly defined goals. Her vision, coupled with exceptional communication skills, have helped to enhance the performance of cable and engineering operations and given her recognition as a top-producing executive.
Since joining Comcast, she has built trusted and strategic partnerships with suppliers that serve as a model for others to follow.She has been instrumental in transforming the Comcast procurement and purchasing organization from a tactical function into a strategic organization that is aligned with her business partners. Yohe Wagner possesses a unique talent for analyzing problems, simplifying procedures and uncovering groundbreaking solutions. Her experience in core infrastructure hardware and software deals makes her a leader in the cable procurement industry.
Prior to joining Comcast, Yohe Wagner worked for Time Warner Cable and Jack Kent Cooke, former owner of the Washington Redskins. She is an active member of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), and she currently serves as an Executive Champion on the Board of Directors of the WICT Philadelphia Chapter. She is a graduate of the Class 12 of the organization’s prestigious Betsy Magness Leadership Institute. Yohe Wagner is also a member of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE).
About Communications Technology magazine
Communications Technology is the industry’s most trusted and reliable source of information on broadband technology trends, strategies, implementations and best practices. The Communications Technology team also produces the daily Communications Technology+Business, tech e-letters and other custom publications. It also maintains a vibrant Web presence at www.cable360.net/ct and presents a full schedule of topical web events. Communications Technology‘s sister publications include CableFAX Daily and CableFAX Magazine. The group’s Web site is www.cable360.net.
For over thirty years, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) has partnered with cable and telecommunications leaders to provide professional development programs, research and services that help advance women in cable media. With over 9,000 members, WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the cable and telecommunications industry. Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., AMC Networks/WE tv and Suddenlink Communications are WICT’s Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) is a non-profit professional association that provides technical leadership for the telecommunications industry and serves its members through professional development, standards, certification and information. SCTE currently has nearly 14,000 members from the U.S. and 70 countries worldwide and offers a variety of programs and services for the industry’s educational benefit. A prime example is SCTE’s Smart Energy Management Initiative (SEMI), an unprecedented effort to help cable operators leverage financial and environmental advantages of implementing Green strategies. SCTE has 68 chapters and meeting groups and more than 3,000 employees of the cable telecommunications industry hold SCTE technical certifications. SCTE is an ANSI-accredited standards development organization. Visit SCTE online at www.scte.org. Follow SCTE at www.facebook.com/TheSCTE and http://twitter.com/SCTE.