The 18th and 19th Betsy Magness Leadership Institute were announced by WICT today. The women will be part of a year-long leadership training course and join some 400 alums. The classes will be facilitated by Grace Killelea, VP, Talent & Leadership Initiatives, Comcast. Class 18 will be chaired by alum Regina Hutchinson, VP, Comcast University. Class 19 will be chaired by alum Jennifer Hightower, VP, Regulatory Affairs; Law & Policy, Cox Communications.

The classes are below.

Members of Class XVIII:
Friday Abernethy, Vice President – Field Operations, MTV Networks
Shannon Cassidy, Executive Director, Leadership Coach, bridge between, inc.
Rebecca R. Cianci, Director – Regional Programming Greater Chicago Region, Comcast- NorthCentral Division
Diana Clark-Baty, Senior Vice President & General Manager, BET Interactive
Bonnie Cleaver, Senior Director – Strategic Initiatives, Comcast Media Center
Marsha J. Conaway, Regional Vice President Human Resources Midwest Region, Time Warner Cable
Nancy Crawford, Director – Human Resources, North Puget Sound Area, Comcast Cable
Laura Dames, Senior Vice President, TNT, TBS and TCM Marketing Operations
Rosalyn Durant, Vice President and General Manager – ESPNU , ESPN, Inc.
Laura Fleury, Vice President – Non-Fiction and Alternative Programming, A&E Television Networks
Michele Golden, Vice President – Talent Management, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Liza M. Grier, Vice President – Administration, Insight Communications
Kellie W. Grutko, Vice President – Marketing, Comcast Spotlight
Susan Leigh, Vice President Ad Sales – GAC, Scripps Networks Interactive
Sonya Lockett, Vice President – Public Affairs, BET Networks
Deborah Lucas, Vice President Solution Initiation and Management, Comcast Cable
Charlon McIntosh, Senior Director – Customer Care, Comcast Cable Communications, Inc.
Catherine Mitchell, Vice President – Field Service, Cox Communications, Inc.
Heidi Newman, Senior Vice President – National Accounts, TV Networks Distribution, NBC Universal
Stefanie Nimick, Senior Vice President – Distribution, Rainbow Network Sales, Rainbow Media Holdings LLC
Abigail Pfeiffer, Vice President, Human Resources-Operations, Charter Communications
Betsy Rella, Vice President – Research, Lifetime Networks
Cinnamon Rogers, Vice President & Legislative Counsel – Government Relations, National Cable & Telecommunications Association
Laurie Root, Vice President – Education & Program Development, Women in Cable Telecommunications
Amy Skiff, Senior Director – BASS Marketing, ESPN
Charlotte Strong, Director – Technical Operations, Time Warner Cable Southwest Division
Sue Wante, Area Vice President – Metro Boston East Area, Comcast

Members of Class XIX:

Susan Adams, Senior Vice President – Engineering & Technical Operations, Comcast North Central Division
Jennifer Bergman, Vice President – Business Operations Kansas & Arkansas, Cox Communications, Inc.
Dianne Blackwood, Regional Vice President – Customer Care, TWC Carolina Region
Karen Broach, Division President, Bright House Networks
Lauren Cassidy, Creative Director – Special Projects, Rainbow Media Holdings LLC
Sherita Ceasar, Vice President Product Engineering, Comcast
Katrina Cukaj, Vice President CNN Sales, Turner Broadcasting Sales Inc.
Ardella Darst, Vice President – Human Resources, Comcast
Sharon T. Desmond, Senior Vice President – Finance & Business Operations, Business Unit, Marketing & Product Development, Comcast Cable
Nell DeVane, Associate General Counsel, ESPN, Inc.
Dianne E. Earley, Vice President, General Manager, Cox Media—Northern Virginia
Vickie Fiala, Vice President Operations Planning, Time Warner Cable
Elisa Freeman, Vice President – Domestic Distribution, Discovery Communications
Linda Hossinger, Senior Vice President – Three Rivers Region, Comcast
Tricia Hulse, Vice President – TV Networks Distribution, NBC Universal
Marcia Keegan, Vice President – Content Integration & Strategic Planning, ESPN
Jennifer Kranz, Vice President – Advertising and Branding, WE tv
Elena Laskin, Assistant General Counsel, Comcast Interactive Media, LLC
Carla Lewis-Long, Senior Vice President – Affiliate Sales, AmericanLife TV Network
Sheri Gates McGaughy, Senior Counsel, The Weather Channel Companies
Mary R. Meier, Senior Vice President – Marketing, Suddenlink Communications
Donna Northington, Vice President Strategic Planning, Turner Broadcasting Corporation
Shari Pace, Vice President – Licensing and Merchandising, The Weather Channel
Mimi Thigpen, Senior Vice President – Strategy, Cox Communications
Susie Tomenchok, Senior Director – Content Services, Comcast Media Center
Lisa Washa, Vice President & General Manager, Charter Communications
Brucetta M. Williams, Vice President – Off-Channel Marketing & Promotions, BET Networks

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