Susan Adams, senior vice president/Engineering and Operations for Comcast Cable’s Northeast Division, is this year’s winner of the prestigious "Women in Technology" Award, chosen by Communications Technology magazine, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE).
Adams, who will be featured on the cover of the November issue of CT along with a story detailing her accomplishments, will be presented with her award at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, set for Nov. 15-17 in Atlanta.
“Communications Technology is proud to be a longtime supporter of the ‘Women in Technology’ award,” comments Debbie Vodenos, publisher of the Communications Technology Group at Access Intelligence. “The number of talented women who are moving the industry forward is a testament to operators, networks and vendors that are creating an environment for career growth. We congratulate Susan along with all of the hard-working women who were nominated for the award this year.”
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.
In her present capacity, Adams leads the technical teams responsible for building and maintaining Comcast’s voice, video and data networks serving approximately 7.8 million customers across 14 states from Maine through Virginia.
She has more than 15 years of experience in the cable industry, holding a variety of executive, management and technical operations positions with Comcast and its predecessor companies, including Continental Cablevision, MediaOne, RoadRunner and AT&T Broadband.
A long-time member of WICT and SCTE, Adams is a graduate of Class 19 of WICT’s Betsy Magness Leadership Institute. In 2008, she was named to sister publication CableFax’s “Most Powerful Women in Cable” list and, in 2010, she was included as one of the “Top Women in Cable Tech” for that same publication.
According to Maria E. Brennan, president & CEO at WICT, “Susan is an exemplary honoree and serves as a role model for women in all fields of technology. This award, and our ongoing partnership with SCTE and Communications Technology, gives us an opportunity to showcase the crucial role that women play in the technical side of the cable industry.”
Adds Mark Dzuban, president and CEO at SCTE, “One of the great attributes of Susan Adams has been the way her dedication to promoting education and development of the workforce influences the attitudes of others. From her support of the SCTE-Tuck Executive Leadership Program at Dartmouth to the active involvement of Comcast engineers at all levels of our New England Chapter, we’ve seen time and again how Susan’s commitment to learning and excellence carries over to her team and to her peers in the industry.”
Recipients of the award in past years include 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.