Pamela Williams, C2HR

Years in Industry: 27

Education: BA Psychology MacMurray College

These five association leaders guide the cable industry, particularly through these troubling times. Williams makes her first appearance on our list, guiding the rebrand of human resource group C2HR. Beyond a name change, the organization launched new offerings, resources and events and attracted multiple new member companies. Lins is working to fight piracy, launching an industry-wide effort educating consumers, as well as mitigating pay-TV cord cutting. The team at the Cable Center introduced five-year roadmap Vision 2025, empowering current and future industry leaders. NAMIC and SCTE-ISBE have both had to rapidly pivot in light of the health crisis, with NAMIC reimagining its leadership seminar as a virtual, five-day event under Washington’s guidance. Dzuban is helping SCTE-ISBE Cable-Tec Expo pivot to a free, virtual event for the first time. Interest seems high in the tech gathering, which drew in a record 267 thought leadership abstracts.

The COVID-19 pandemic forever changed my perspective on:
The very rapid and unforgiving nature of change.

What about travel used to annoy you but that now you actually miss?
I actually miss going to the airport. Although I took it for granted and always felt like it was such a waste of time I really wish I had somewhere to go right now!!

Working from home has taught me…
That I really, really like it and I do it well! And that is a huge surprise.

Best TV commercial you’ve seen recently?
For some reason I love the GEICO commercial where the couple has a “clogging problem”. I never get tired of it.

Worst job you ever had?
As a teenager I de-tassled corn for part of a summer…dirt, heat, sweat, giant spiders and large farm equipment. I did a lot of crying!

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