In an ever-changing industry like cable, the forward thinking Simons is focused on addressing the residual effects consolidation and shifting business models may have in the areas of diversity and inclusion. Simons’ supportive leadership style inspires dedication from and collaboration among his team, and through NAMIC’s 16 chapters across the country. As far as on-screen diversity, he says, “Since its debut, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’s’ casting and storytelling have captured a wide spectrum of human interactions while reflecting the diversity of the viewing audience. The show’s commitment to covering timely subject matter such as interracial marriage, elder care, race and gender relations and the LGBT community is to be commended.”

The technology that will most benefit cable over the next year is…
Streaming media will allow companies to extend their demographic reach and provide increased opportunities for the production and distribution of diverse programming.

What television show/s – cable or broadcast – best embrace diversity?
Since its debut, “Grey’s Anatomy’s” casting and storytelling have captured a wide spectrum of human interactions while reflecting the diversity of the viewing audience. The shows commitment to covering timely subject matter such as interracial marriage, elder care, race and gender relations and the LGBT community is to be commended.

Favorite charity organization you work with?
A charity with which I am involved is the Westchester ARC, a nonprofit organization that provides services to people with various developmental disabilities. The services the organization provides are invaluable to the communities that it serves.

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