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DENVER (January 10, 2018) – The Cable Center announced today that June Travis, former EVP and COO of the National Cable Television Association (NCTA), has been named the 2018 Bresnan Ethics in Business Award recipient. The award honors the late William J. Bresnan, founder and chairman of Bresnan Communications and longtime chairman of the board of The Cable Center. Travis will be presented the industry accolade at the 21st annual Cable Hall of Fame celebration, April 4 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City.

“I am honored to be recognized as this year’s Bresnan Ethics in Business Award recipient,” said Travis. “Bill was a friend and colleague whom I admired greatly. He displayed integrity and high ethics in every aspect of his life, and I am humbled to be named this year’s award recipient.”

“June has helped to shape the cable television industry with her vision and guidance,” said Frank Drendel, chair of the board and founder of CommScope, Inc., chairman of the Bresnan Award selection committee, and past Bresnan Award recipient. “She demonstrated ethics in every aspect of her career, and we are thrilled to present her this year’s Bresnan Ethics in Business Award.”

June E. Travis served as EVP and COO of NCTA from 1994 until she retired from the cable television industry in 1999. Prior to joining the NCTA, Ms. Travis served as the President and COO of Rifkin & Associates, a Denver-based cable television operator. Before that, she served in several executive positions at American Television and Communications Corporation, the predecessor company to Time Warner Cable.

Ms. Travis has served as an officer and board member for a number of cable television industry boards, including CommScope, NCTA, C-SPAN, Cable in the Classroom, TechCorps and Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT). She chaired the industry’s political action committee, CablePAC, for 9 years.

Ms. Travis has been active in a number of Colorado organizations including the Greater Denver Chamber of Commerce, the Colorado Forum, the Colorado Women’s Forum, the National Jewish Center, Inter-Faith Community Services, Young Americans Center for Financial Education and the Dumb Friends League. Travis recently stepped down as Chairman of the Board of the Daniels Fund but remains on that board and also serves as a Trustee for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Ms. Travis received her MBA from the University of Denver Graduate School of Business and Public Management.

“June’s involvement through boards and organizations in both the cable industry and in her community has been phenomenal, and she has provided thought leadership in so many areas of our industry,” said Jana L. Henthorn, president and CEO, The Cable Center. “We are delighted to honor her as this year’s Bresnan Ethics in Business Award honoree.”

The Bresnan Ethics in Business award was created to honor outstanding men and women in the cable industry who best exemplify Bill Bresnan’s longstanding commitment to ethics in business. Awardees represent the ideals upheld by Bill Bresnan, including continually demonstrating ethical leadership qualities, doing what’s right in the face of adversity, even when it is unpopular, incorporating doing what’s right in everyday life, and demonstrating societal, community and philanthropic engagement.

The 21st annual Cable Hall of Fame will be held on April 4, 2018 in New York City at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. Since 1998, 127 leaders have been inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame. For more information on the celebration and to secure sponsorships, visit, or call 720-502-7513.


About The Cable Center
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About The Cable Hall of Fame Celebration
The industry's best networking event, the Cable Hall of Fame honors those in media who have made a lasting contribution to the advancement of the industry. The official Cable Hall of Fame hashtag is #cablehof. For more information, visit or call 720-502-7513.