The Cable Center is honored to administer the Bresnan Ethics in Business Award, created in partnership with the Bresnan family, to recognize outstanding individuals and to honor Bill’s lifelong commitment to business ethics. The award is made possible through a gift from Bill’s family and Bresnan Communications.
Bill Bresnan demonstrated the highest ethical standards in both his professional and personal life. He was known and respected for this within his family, the industry and the communities he served. Put simply, Bill had an innate understanding of what was right, and doing right is how he lived his life. And while he was not one to call attention to himself, recognizing others for their integrity pays deep respect to his legacy.
The Bresnan Award, given for the first time in 2011, is conferred annually on one person from within the cable industry who throughout their career has demonstrated deep and genuine commitment to ethics in business as exemplified by Bill Bresnan. The honoree thoroughly represents the ideals upheld by Bill Bresnan, including continuous demonstration of ethical leadership qualities; doing what's right in the face of adversity and in everyday life, even when it is unpopular; maintaining high standards and ethics in the workplace, including mentorship and inspiration of employees and associates, and a commitment to society, community and philanthropy.
Nominations may be submitted by Cable Center Board and Honorary Board members and the Bresnan Ethics in Business Award Selection Committee. The awardee will be chosen by the members of the Bresnan Ethics in Business Award Selection Committee, which is comprised of industry leaders and a Bresnan family member.
A permanent exhibit at The Cable Center recognizes the awardees and honors Bill Bresnan.
The 2013 Bresnan Award honoree is Brian Lamb, Executive Chairman, C-Span.