Jana Henthorn

By any measure, 2016 has been Henthorn’s year. Her promotion to president and CEO of The Cable Center came as the organization is repositioning itself to better reflect the changing industry without forgetting its role as a steward of cable’s history and legacy. One method Henthorn is excited about? A virtual reality exhibit she likens to the “holodeck” made famous on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” “It’s OK to be a nerd,” says Henthorn, who is also seeking creative ways to boost revenue for the center. “Loving school isn’t a bad thing. It makes you more interesting when you are older.”

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