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A Farewell From Jana Henthorn

The holiday season is upon us. It’s that time of year when we all reflect back on 2021, recalibrate our goals and intentions for 2022, and most importantly, rest and recharge!

As another memorable year marked by great challenges—and great triumphs—comes to a close, so does my time as The Cable Center’s president and CEO.

Although one chapter ends, another begins. And believe me, it’s going to be the best chapter ever for The Cable Center.

A Farewell From Jana Henthorn

By Jana Henthorn

The holiday season is upon us. It’s that time of year when we all reflect back on 2021, recalibrate our goals and intentions for 2022, and most importantly, rest and recharge!

As another memorable year marked by great challenges—and great triumphs—comes to a close, so does my time as The Cable Center’s president and CEO.

Although one chapter ends, another begins. And believe me, it’s going to be the best chapter ever for The Cable Center.

Leading The Cable Center has been one of the greatest honors of my life. I am so proud of all the work, expansion, and impact The Cable Center has created for our industry. This time has been formative. It has been value-driving. It has been pivotal. The Cable Center has never been in a stronger or healthier position for continued financial success and growth.

I know what you’re thinking. What will the future of The Cable Center look like?

Well, it’s looking really bright. Our path for the future is crystal clear, and we are already well on our way.

The Cable Center will continue the incredibly thoughtful and strategic work of our Vision 2025 Business Plan. Our future-focused strategy includes programs, events, symposia, and other high-impact ways of engaging the connectivity industry—all while still honoring and preserving our industry’s legacy. At The Cable Center, we are dedicated to enabling and inspiring a new generation of leaders to drive the next connectivity era because we understand what was then, what is now, and what is next.

We will continue to offer experiential programs, thought leadership, academic partnerships, events, and the industry’s preeminent collection of entrepreneurial accounts and objects to empower the next generation of bold thinkers. We draw from our rich foundation by engaging industry innovators as speakers and mentors, sharing industry case studies and providing primary thought leadership to demonstrate our expertise in intrapreneurship. As the industry’s expert and destination for intrapreneurship and innovation education, The Cable Center will collaborate to shape the next connectivity era.

The Cable Hall of Fame will continue to honor and celebrate the incredible leaders and entrepreneurs, innovators, and intrapreneurs who have all made lasting impact in our industry. While we delivered an unforgettable virtual event for our Honorees this year, we plan to host an in-person celebration at the Ziegfield Ballroom in New York once again in 2022.

Stay tuned for some BIG and exciting announcements in the New Year. Hint: 2022 will be another great chapter of strategic expansion for The Cable Center, and change—the good kind. Oh, just you wait!

And as for me and my plans, I am first and foremost looking forward to giving back to my community. I will be taking a more active role in the nonprofit organizations that I support.

I will also be teaching a leadership course at the University of Denver Daniels College of Business in the upcoming quarter. That’s right—you can call me Professor!

Having said that, I am not going far. I am delighted to join The Cable Center’s Board of Directors upon my retirement and to stay involved with the organization and the industry at large.

I will continue my work as a mentor for young professionals and women in our industry. I am passionate about lifting others up, just as I have been supported throughout my own career. Our industry and its collaborative community is beloved to me and has been integral to both my personal and professional success. I will be here to provide my encouragement, guidance, and mentorship. Let’s stay in touch!

My heart is full of gratitude for all of you—our community of supporters, our ambassadors, our friends, and our advocates. Without you, none of The Cable Center’s success would have been possible. Once again this year, I encourage you to support our year-end educational campaign to underwrite the Intrapreneurship Academy. You can donate here.

It has truly been an honor and a privilege leading The Cable Center through its inspiring seasons of growth and transformation. Particularly, these last couple of years as we designed and activated our business plan for The Cable Center’s future have been nothing short of spectacular. I will cherish the memories and lessons, stories and relationships that we have built and nurtured together along the way. With you all in our corner, I am confident The Cable Center is in good hands.

Thank you for your continued support. I can’t wait for what’s next.

All my best,

Jana