Tykeson officially wrapped up her involvement with BendBroadband on Sept. 1 and bid adieu to her cable Boards during Diversity Week. After more than 30 years in the industry, she leaves behind a legacy that includes being the first company in Oregon to launch cable modem service, introduce VoIP and migrate to all-digital, and the first in the nation to establish an HSPA+ (3.5G) wireless broadband network. Her service to cable include serving as director of the NCTA and chairing its Small & Rural Operators Council. What’s next? Focusing on community and state level activities at this point. “We’ll see about the future after a break,” she tells us. Meanwhile, her legacy and influence continues to resonate.
How do you define a successful career?
For me a successful career is being proud and energized by what you do, having maximum fun with a smart group of people and making a difference.
Best trick for maintaining the personal-professional life balance?
Three things: 1) Get help at home 2) Build a fabulous team at work and, 3) Work at being in the moment
When not in the office, where are we most likely to find you?
Hiking in the Cascades, skiing Mt. Bachelor or walking the poodles (or reading board packets)