Most Influential Minorities 2017 Archive

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The Influentials

1

Mark Allen

SVP, Customer Service Operations
Comcast Cable
The Influentials

2

Maria Arias

VP, Diversity & Inclusion
Comcast Corporation
The Influentials

3

Oduwole Wally Bakare

Area VP, Field Operations
Charter Communications
The Influentials

4

Florentina Balseca-Almonte

Director, Programming
Hispanic Information Telecommunications Network
The Influentials

5

Carmen Bauza

EVP & Chief Merchandising Officer
HSN
The Influentials

6

Donna Blackman

SVP, Business Operations
BET Networks
The Influentials

7

Tamara Bowens

Group VP, Field Marketing & Sales Enablement
Spectrum Enterprise
The Influentials

8

Christine Bragan

VP, Corporate Marketing & Communications
AMC Networks
The Influentials

9

Rudy Brioché

VP, Global Public Policy & Policy Counsel
Comcast Corporation
The Influentials

10

Nina Cerbo

VP, Distribution Marketing
Fox Networks Group
The Influentials

11

Derek Chang

Head, International Lifestyle Channels
Scripps Networks Interactive
The Influentials

12

Joseph Clark

VP & Senior Deputy General Counsel, Government Investigations
Comcast Cable
The Influentials

13

Sara Clarke

SVP, Corporate Strategy, Analysis & Communication
Showtime Networks
The Influentials

14

Eric Claytor

SVP, Affiliate Distribution & Marketing
Entertainment Studios Networks
The Influentials

15

Dara Cook

VP, Strategy & Development
Viacom
The Influentials

16

Michael Cooper

VP, Distribution & Ad Sales
Fox Networks Group
The Influentials

17

Tonya Cornileus

VP, Learning & Organizational Development
ESPN
The Influentials

18

Meeri Cunniff

SVP, Program Strategy & Acquisitions
E! Entertainment
The Influentials

19

Betty DeCicco

VP, Media
Charter Communications
The Influentials

20

Maria Laino DeLuca

SVP, Consumer Marketing
Bravo Media
The Influentials

21

Lourdes Diaz

President, Entertainment
Univision Communications Inc.
The Influentials

22

Monica Diaz

VP, Diversity, Inclusion & Wellness
ESPN
The Influentials

23

Marty Dominguez

VP, Marketing
C-SPAN
The Influentials

24

David Don

VP, Regulatory Policy
Comcast Corporation
The Influentials

25

Leslie Farrell

VP, Current Production
Bravo Media
The Influentials

26

Johanna Fuentes

EVP, Corporate Communications
Showtime Networks
The Influentials

27

Jennifer Giddens

SVP, Marketing & Digital
Universal Kids/Sprout
The Influentials

28

Monica Gil

EVP, Corporate Affairs
NBCU Telemundo Enterprises
The Influentials

29

Sandra Girado

VP, Events & Partner Relations
NAMIC
The Influentials

30

Rafael Gomez

SVP, Business Affairs
NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment
The Influentials

31

Troy Griffin

Regional VP, Customer Service Strategy & Operations
Comcast Cable
The Influentials

32

Princell Hair

SVP & GM
CSN New England
The Influentials

33

Eduardo Hauser

Managing Director, Latin America & the Caribbean
Scripps Networks Interactive
The Influentials

34

Zenita Henderson

Director, Marketing Operations & Business Development
SCTE-ISBE
The Influentials

35

Jessica Herrera-Flanigan

EVP, Government Relations & Public Policy
Univision Communications Inc.
The Influentials

36

Kimberly Hulsey

VP, Legal & Government Affairs
Scripps Networks Interactive
The Influentials

37

Melissa Ingram

VP & Channel Manager
Aspire
The Influentials

38

Marge Jackson

VP, Call Center Sales
Comcast Cable
The Influentials

39

Ajamu Johnson

Executive Director, Supplier Diversity & Strategic Procurement
Comcast Cable
The Influentials

40

Cheryl Middleton Jones

SVP, International Human Resources
Scripps Networks International
The Influentials

41

James Jones

SVP, Education & Diversity Solutions
NAMIC
The Influentials

42

Ravi Kandikonda

VP, Marketing Strategy & Planning
Comcast Cable
The Influentials

43

Patricia Kollappallil

SVP, Communications, TLC
Discovery Communications
The Influentials

44

Ebony Lee

SVP, Growth Development
Comcast Cable
The Influentials

45

Rita Cooper Lee

Former EVP, Communications & Publicity
WGN America & Tribune Studios
The Influentials

46

Kim Lewis

SVP, Sales
BET Networks
The Influentials

47

Rodrigo Lopez

SVP, Oregon/SW Washington Region
Comcast Cable
The Influentials

48

Lori Lynem

VP, Business Affairs
NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment
The Influentials

49

Rodolfo Martinez

VP, Production & Operations
ESPN Deportes & ESPN International
The Influentials

50

Dennis Mathew

VP, Wholesale & Xfinity Home Product Management
Comcast Cable
The Influentials

51

Karen McClendon

VP, Human Resources
Comcast Cable
The Influentials

52

Oswald Mendez

EVP, Marketing, Creative Services & Digital
BBC America
The Influentials

53

Toni Murphy

VP, Business Services for Keystone Region
Comcast Cable
The Influentials

54

Amalia O’Sullivan

VP & GM, Service Protection & New Value
Comcast Cable
The Influentials

55

Juan Otero

VP, Federal Government Affairs
Comcast NBCUniversal
The Influentials

56

Michael Parker

Regional SVP, Western New England Region
Comcast Cable
The Influentials

57

Bret Perkins

VP, External & Government Affairs
Comcast Corporation
The Influentials

58

Alfred Perry

VP, Intellectual Property Protection
AMC Networks
The Influentials

59

Joiava Philpott

VP, Regulatory Affairs
Cox Communications
The Influentials

60

Endi Piper

SVP, Business & Legal Affairs
TV One
The Influentials

61

D’Angela Proctor

SVP, Original Programming & Production
TV One
The Influentials

62

Juano Queen

VP, Distribution
AMC Networks
The Influentials

63

Sharmila Ravi

VP, Software Engineering
Comcast Cable
The Influentials

64

Anna Tran Reyna

SVP, Business & Legal Affairs, Digital Media
Fox Networks Group
The Influentials

65

James Rollins

VP, Digital Video Distribution, Affiliate Sales & Marketing
Disney/ESPN Media Networks
The Influentials

66

Romina Rosado

SVP & Editor In Chief, E! News
E! Entertainment
The Influentials

67

Miguel Santos

GM
Myx TV
The Influentials

68

Tony Song

VP, Advertising Sales
AMC Networks
The Influentials

69

Madhu Goel Southworth

SVP, Legal & Business Affairs
AMC and Sundance TV
The Influentials

70

Marcela Tabares

SVP, Research & Strategic Insights
A+E Networks
The Influentials

71

Crissy Thomas-Taylor

VP, Business Affairs
NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment & Universal Cable Productions
The Influentials

72

Lawrence Tuckett

VP, Design Services
AMC Networks
The Influentials

73

Kavita Vazirani

SVP, Media Strategy & Sciences
Comcast Cable
The Influentials

74

Drew Watkins

VP & Creative Director
Turner Sports
The Influentials

75

Meghan Hooper White

SVP, Original Co-Productions & Acquisitions
Lifetime & LMN
The Influentials

76

Kimberly K. Wilson

VP, Affiliate Marketing
Disney/ESPN Media Networks
The Influentials

77

Theresa Vargas Wyatt

VP, Corporate & Brand Development
El Rey Network
The Influentials

The Leaders

1

Dexter Goei

President | Chairman & CEO
Altice N.V. | Altice USA
The Leaders

2

Debra Lee

Chairman & CEO
BET Networks
The Leaders

4

Rita Tuzon

EVP & General Counsel
Fox Networks Group
The Leaders

5

Juan Carlos Rodriguez

President, Sports
Univision Communications Inc.
The Leaders

6

Luis Silberwasser

President
Telemundo Network & NBC Universo
The Leaders

7

Oprah Winfrey

Chairman & CEO
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
The Leaders

8

Steve White

President, West Division
Comcast Cable
The Leaders

9

Henry Ahn

EVP, Content Distribution & Marketing
Scripps Networks Interactive
The Leaders

10

Sean Cohan

President, International & Digital Media
A+E Networks
The Leaders

11

Alfred C. Liggins III

President & CEO
Urban One & TV One
The Leaders

12

Hakim Boubazine

Co-President & COO
Altice USA
The Leaders

13

Sujata Gosalia

EVP & Chief Strategy Officer
Cox Communications
The Leaders

14

Michael Powell

President & CEO
NCTA – The Internet & Television Association
The Leaders

15

Kimberley Harris

EVP & General Counsel
NBCUniversal
The Leaders

16

Chris Satchell

EVP & Chief Product Officer
Comcast Cable
The Leaders

17

Scott Mills

EVP & Chief Administrative Officer
Viacom
The Leaders

18

Dan Murdock

SVP & Chief Accounting Officer
Comcast Corporation
The Leaders

19

Cheryl Manley

SVP, Employment Law
Charter Communications
The Leaders

20

Christy Rupert Shibata

CFO
NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment
The Leaders

21

Pascal Desroches

EVP & CFO
Turner Broadcasting
The Leaders

22

Rita Ferro

President, Sales
Disney-ABC
The Leaders

23

Byron Allen

Chairman & CEO
Entertainment Studios Networks
The Leaders

24

Louis Carr

President, Broadcast Media Sales
BET Networks
The Leaders

25

Howard Lee

EVP, Development & Production | GM
TLC | Discovery Life
The Leaders

26

Marlene Sanchez Dooner

EVP, Hispanic Enterprises & Content
NBCUniversal
The Leaders

27

Beau Ferrari

EVP
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
The Leaders

28

Sola Winley

EVP, Corporate Strategy & Planning
A+E Networks
The Leaders

29

Michael Armstrong

GM
BET Networks
The Leaders

30

Matthew Hong

COO
Turner Sports
The Leaders

31

Marva Smalls

EVP, Global Inclusion Strategy | EVP, Public Affairs & Chief of Staff
Viacom | Nickelodeon
The Leaders

32

Claudia Teran

EVP, Business & Legal Affairs & Deputy General Counsel
Fox Networks Group
The Leaders

33

Jessica Rodriguez

EVP & CMO
Univision Communications Inc.
The Leaders

34

Isaac Lee

President, News | Chief Content Officer
Univision Communications Inc. | Televisa
The Leaders

35

Stephano Kim

EVP, Digital Strategy and Operations & Chief Data Strategist
Turner Broadcasting
The Leaders

36

Connie Orlando

Interim Head, Original Programming & Production
BET Networks
The Leaders

37

Ralph Martinez

SVP, Houston Region
Comcast Cable
The Leaders

38

Charlon McIntosh

Group VP, Customer Care
Charter Communications
The Leaders

39

Susan Jin Davis

Chief Sustainability Officer
Comcast Corporation
The Leaders

40

Enrique Martinez

President & Managing Director
Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic & Canada
The Leaders

41

Mark Garner

SVP, Distribution & Digital Content Licensing
A+E Networks
The Leaders

42

Kay Madati

EVP & Chief Digital Officer
BET Networks
The Leaders

43

Michael Smith

SVP & GM
Cooking Channel
The Leaders

44

Janet Han Vissering

SVP, Development & Production
Nat Geo Wild
The Leaders

45

Craig Robinson

EVP & Chief Diversity Officer
NBCUniversal
The Leaders

46

Carolina Lightcap

EVP & Chief Content Officer
Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic
The Leaders

47

Maria Martinez

Chief Human Resources Officer
HSN Inc.
The Leaders

48

Michelle Rice

Interim GM
TV One
The Leaders

49

Stephen Espinoza

EVP & GM, Sports and Event Programming
Showtime Networks
The Leaders

50

Holly Tang

CFO
Bravo & Oxygen Media
The Leaders

51

Rob Simmelkjaer

SVP
NBC Sports Ventures & Comcast Ventures
The Leaders

52

Kevin Stephens

President, Business Services
Altice USA
The Leaders

53

Sofia Chang

EVP, Worldwide Digital Distribution & Home Entertainment
HBO
The Leaders

54

David Porter

Executive Director
The Walter Kaitz Foundation
The Leaders

55

Eglon Simons

President & CEO
NAMIC
The Leaders

56

Lisa Hsia

EVP, Digital
Bravo & Oxygen Media
The Leaders

57

Michael Quigley

EVP, Commercial Operations, Content Strategy & Monetization
TBS & TNT
The Leaders

58

Keith Holmes

SVP, Field Sales
Cox Communications
The Leaders

59

Cynthia Hudson

SVP & GM, CNN en Español and Hispanic Strategy
CNN/US
The Leaders

60

Linda Pan

SVP, New Digital Business
AMC Networks
The Leaders

61

Julie Yoo

SVP, Corporate Development
Scripps Networks Interactive
The Leaders

62

Freddy Rolon

VP & GM
ESPN Deportes
The Leaders

63

Mike Roggero

COO & CFO
Fuse Media
The Leaders

64

Michele Thornton

Head, Television Sales
BET Her
The Leaders

65

Susette Hsiung

EVP, Network Production Management & Operations
Disney Channels Worldwide
The Leaders

66

Sunil Chadda

SVP, Cable Entertainment Finance
NBCUniversal
The Leaders

67

J.D. Myers

SVP & Region Manager, Virginia
Cox Communications
The Leaders

68

Paul Richardson

SVP, Human Resources
ESPN
The Leaders

69

Val Boreland

EVP, Content Strategy & Acquisitions
NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment
The Leaders

70

Audrey Steele

EVP, Sales Research Insights & Strategy
Fox Networks Group
The Leaders

71

Valerie Cabrera

SVP, Worldwide Content Distribution
AMC Studios
The Leaders

72

Tina Simmons

SVP, Human Resources, Central Division
Comcast Cable
The Leaders

73

Jeff Smith

SVP & Deputy General Counsel, General Operations
Comcast Cable
The Leaders

74

Michelle Strong

SVP, Distribution Sales
A+E Networks
The Leaders

75

Anthony Pope

SVP & Southeast Region Manager
Cox Communications
The Leaders

76

Rich Jennings

SVP, Mountain West Region
Comcast Cable
The Leaders

77

Rob King

SVP, SportsCenter & News
ESPN
The Leaders

78

Lisa Williams-Fauntroy

SVP, Business & Legal Affairs
Discovery Communications
The Leaders

79

Rahsaan Harris

President & CEO
Emma Bowen Foundation
The Leaders

80

Mark Kang

SVP, Worldwide Distribution
INSP
The Leaders

81

Sameel Osuri

SVP, Global Operations
Discovery Communications
The Leaders

82

Rosalyn Durant

SVP, College Networks, Programming
ESPN
The Leaders

83

Nina Diaz

EVP, Unscripted & Reality Programming
MTV & VH1
The Leaders

84

G. Wayne Davis

SVP, Human Resources, Technology & Product
Comcast Cable
The Leaders

85

Matt Chun

SVP, Corporate Development
Discovery Communications
The Leaders

86

Judi Lopez

SVP, Affiliate Distribution & Marketing
Fuse Media
The Leaders

87

Veronica Cajigas

SVP, Global Business Operations
Discovery Communications
The Leaders

88

Jessica Fang

SVP, Distribution, National Accounts
Fox Cable Networks
The Leaders

89

Marcos Santana

President
Telemundo International
The Leaders

90

Javier Garcia

SVP & GM, Multicultural Services
Comcast Cable
The Leaders

91

Tony Maldonado

VP, Marketing, Retention & Base Management
Cox Communications
The Leaders

92

Tina Perry

EVP, Business & Legal Affairs
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
The Leaders

93

Devesh Raj

SVP, Strategic & Financial Planning
Comcast Corporation
The Leaders

94

Dalila Wilson-Scott

SVP, Community Investment | President
Comcast Corporation | Comcast Foundation
The Leaders

95

Elizabeth Casanas

SVP, Human Resources
Showtime Networks
The Leaders

96

John Hsu

EVP, Corporate Development & Treasurer
AMC Networks
The Leaders

97

Jeanine Liburd

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
BET Networks
The Leaders

98

Crystal Washington

SVP, External Relations & Vendor Management
Scripps Networks Interactive
The Leaders

99

Savalle Sims

EVP & General Counsel
Discovery Communications
The Leaders

100

100. Lance Still

SVP, Branded Content
A+E Networks
The Leaders

The Techies

1

Raj Bahl

SVP & CTO, Digital Media
A+E Networks
The Techies

2

Himesh Bhise

CEO
Synacor
The Techies

3

Nancy Jo Cassidy

VP, Strategic Development
NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment
The Techies

4

Sherita Ceasar

SVP, Technology Environments & Strategy
Comcast Cable
The Techies

5

Terry Cordova

EVP & CTO
Altice USA
The Techies

6

Darrel Hegar

Regional VP, Field Operations, Carolinas
Charter Communications
The Techies

7

Bryant Isaacs

Former President, Assurance Solutions
Arris Inc.
The Techies

8

Charlene Keys

Area VP, Field Operations, Western North Carolina
Charter Communications
The Techies

9

Deighton Liverpool

VP, Information Technology
SCTE-ISBE
The Techies

10

Philip Nutsugah

VP, Product Strategy & Management
Cox Communications
The Techies

11

Damon Phillips

VP, Technical Product Management
ESPN
The Techies

12

Pragash Pillai

EVP, Operations
Altice USA
The Techies

13

Kishore Raja

VP, Engineering Strategic Programs
Boingo Wireless
The Techies

14

Vibha Rustagi

CEO
Itaas, A Cognizant Company
The Techies

15

Myrna Soto

SVP & Global Chief Information Security Officer
Comcast Corporation
The Techies

16

Tony Speller

SVP, Engineering & Technical Operations, Northeast Division
Comcast Cable
The Techies

17

Kalpa Subramanian

VP, Engineering, California
Comcast Cable
The Techies

18

Monica Williams

VP, Business Operations, Technology & Strategy
NBCUniversal
The Techies

19

Diane Yu

SVP & Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Advertising
Comcast Cable
The Techies
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