Submitted by: NAMIC
Posted: Dec 10, 2009 – 11:11 AM EST
NEW YORK, Dec. 10 /CSRwire/ - The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) today announced the results of its 2009 Board Directors election. Newly elected Directors include ten of the communications industry's top business leaders. Additionally, five incumbent Directors were re-elected. All Directors begin serving terms effective immediately.
The newly elected members of the NAMIC Board of Directors are: Michael D. Armstrong, SVP and GM, BET International; Matthew Barnhill, Jr., SVP, Corporate Market Research, BET Networks; Mark DePietro, VP, Strategy & Business Development, Motorola; Raul de Quesada, Assistant GM and SVP, Fox Sports en Espanol and Fox Soccer Channel; Sherisse Hawkins, VP, Customer Premise and Navigation Systems, Time Warner Cable; Juan Herrera, VP, Office of Global Inclusion, MTV Networks; Robert Mendez, SVP, Diversity for ABC, Disney-ABC Television Group; Necole J. Merritt, VP, Corporate Public Affairs, Cox Communications; Pragash Pillai, SVP, Engineering and Technology, Bresnan Communications; and Belinda Turner-Patterson, VP, People Services, Cox Communications.
James G. Brown, SVP, ESPN Rise; Lino Garcia, GM, ESPN Deportes; Mark Horn, Principal, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Deloitte; Winston P. Warrior, Senior Director of Marketing, Cox Media Group; Akihiko Washington, EVP, Worldwide Human Resources, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. are among the re-elected incumbents.
The NAMIC Board of Directors also approved the appointment of Raymond Gutierrez, EVP, Human Resources & Administration, CBS Television Networks, Inc. to the position of Vice Chair. In his role of Vice Chair, Gutierrez joins the board's Executive Committee, which is Chaired by Mark Garner, SVP, Distribution, Marketing & Business Development, A&E Television Networks, and includes Kathy Johnson, president, NAMIC; Marsha J. Conaway, Regional VP, Human Resources, Midwest Region, Time Warner Cable (Treasurer); Lucinda Martinez-Desir, VP, Acquisitions and Multicultural Marketing, HBO (Secretary); and Alicin Williamson, SVP, Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Affairs, MTV Networks (Immediate Past Chair).
"As a collective body, the diverse expertise, cultural and corporate representation is invaluable," said Johnson. "It would be impossible to further our mission without the commitment and insight of this distinguished group of business leaders."
Additional members of the NAMIC Board of Directors include: Patricia Andrews-Keenan, Chief Strategy Officer, The Tallulah Group; Kenetta Bailey, SVP, Marketing, WE tv Networks; Lisa Choi-Owens, SVP, Partnerships & Digital On-Line Distribution, Scripps Networks; Jason Eanes, VP, Eastern Region, Affiliate Relations, Univision; Clara Felix, VP, Consumer Research, Showtime Networks Inc.; Earl F. Jones, Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs, Comcast Corporation; Mark Kang, SVP, Affiliate Relations, The Sportsman Channel; Reinaldo Llano, Director, Corporate Community Relations, Bright House Networks; Filemon Lopez, Regional SVP, South Florida Region, Comcast Cable; Joiava Philpott, Attorney At Law; Loretta Polk, VP & General Counsel, NCTA; Michelle Rice, EVP, Affiliate Sales & Marketing, TV One; Danielle Wade, VP, Customer Service & Marketing, Bright House Networks; Lenore Washington; and Loretta Young Walker, SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
For more information on NAMIC or the 2009 Board of Directors elections visit www.namic.com or call the NAMIC National Headquarters at 212-594-5985.
NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) is the premier organization focusing on multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry. Founded in 1980 as a non-profit trade association, today NAMIC is comprised of 2,000 professionals belonging to a network of 18 chapters nationwide. Through initiatives that focus on education, advocacy and empowerment, NAMIC champions equity and inclusion in the workforce, with special attention given to ensuring that the leadership cadres of our nation's communications industry giants reflect the multi-ethnic richness of the populations they serve. For more information, please visit www.namic.com.