Press Releases 2022

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July 12, 2022

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Camilla Formica Named Chief Program Officer of The Cable Center

Formica to Lead Experiential Programs and Thought Leadership to Empower and Embolden Industry Innovators

Camilla Formica Named Chief Program Officer of The Cable CenterDENVER, July 12, 2022 — The Cable Center today announced the appointment of Camilla Formica as Chief Program Officer. She will work alongside president & CEO Diane Christman to accelerate the next phase of the organization’s Vision 2025 strategic plan. Formica joins The Cable Center from NCTI, where she served as Chief Revenue Officer and minority owner.

“Camilla is a respected leader and recognized mentor in our industry who brings the experience, relationships, and drive to move The Cable Center forward,” said Diane Christman, president and CEO of The Cable Center. “Working with Camilla, our team will deliver on our mandate to evolve The Cable Center by supporting leaders who are defining a new era for our industry.”

The Cable Center’s strategic shift to a more dynamic and innovation-focused organization builds on the activation of Vision 2025. It includes expansion of Intrapreneurship Academy in 2021 and investments to create a vibrant community for resource and idea sharing through thought leadership, with the First Annual Intrapreneurship and Innovation Report and launch of the Cross/Cut webinar series in 2022. The five-year strategic plan will culminate with The Cable Center’s 40th anniversary in 2025.

“The Cable Center is an iconic organization known for developing leaders into innovators. This role offers an unprecedented opportunity to support the growth of our industry’s future leaders,” said Camilla Formica, Chief Program Officer of The Cable Center. “I am thrilled to advance The Cable Center and Intrapreneurship Academy’s work, empowering brilliant people to act as intrapreneurs, accelerate innovation, and transform their organizations.”

Formica brings 33 years of experience cultivating strategic partnerships and creating programs that provide people with the skills and confidence to increase their impact. She joined NCTI in 2010 after serving as International Fiber Communications’ Corporate Vice President, Sales. She also held leadership roles at Metromedia/Worldcom and ICG. She began her career at Metromedia Communications in Southern California.

Celebrated by the industry for her leadership and mentorship, Formica will be inducted into the 56th Class of Cable TV Pioneers in September. This past May, she was recognized by The WICT Network-Rocky Mountain with the Mentor of the Year award. She supports women leaders as vice president of that organization and has led and served on NTCA and PACE advisory councils. A breast cancer survivor, Formica is a Model of Courage for the Ford Warriors in Pink ambassadorship program.

About The Cable Center

The Cable Center is an educational nonprofit serving the connectivity industry that advances future innovation by helping organizations develop connectivity innovators from within. Through our Intrapreneurship Academy, we enable companies to drive business growth by channeling the entrepreneurial drive of their greatest source of inspiration – their people. Our programs, expertise, and opportunity instill the leadership of our industry’s original innovators to empower a new generation of bold thinkers. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is also the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry’s progress; and the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources. Visit www.cablecenter.org for more information.

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June 8, 2022

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Cable Center Honors Bill Daniels And Pat Esser With 2021 And 2022 Bresnan Ethics In Business Awards

To Be Presented During 2022 Cable Hall of Fame Celebration

DENVER, CO, June 8, 2022 – The Cable Center announced today that the late Bill Daniels, a cable television pioneer and founder of the Daniels Fund, has been named the 2021 Bresnan Award recipient and Pat Esser, former President and CEO of Cox Communications, has been named the 2022 recipient. The award recognizes the late William J. Bresnan, founder and chairman of Bresnan Communications and longtime chairman of the board of The Cable Center. The award will be presented at the 25th annual Cable Hall of Fame celebration, September 15, 2022, at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City.

“On behalf of the Daniels Fund, I am honored to accept this award for Bill Daniels,” said Hanna Skandera, President and CEO, Daniels Fund. “He would have been extremely proud to receive this recognition along with Pat. He dedicated his life to the cable industry and to giving back to his community. His commitment to ethics and to being a steward of the next generation of leaders was unrivaled and we continue to see the impact of that commitment today.”

“I am thrilled to accept the Bresnan Award,” said Pat Esser. “Bill Bresnan was not only a mentor, but also a friend, and I greatly admired his passion for our industry and to doing what is right in today’s business world. I am humbled to be named this year’s award recipient and I am thrilled to be recognized alongside Bill Daniels.”

“Bill and Pat have been two of the most passionate and innovative members of our industry. Their dedication to people and philanthropy exemplifies what the Bresnan Award is all about,” said Michael Willner, Chairman and CEO of Penthera Partners and Chairman of The Cable Center’s Board of Directors. “Pat has shown outstanding leadership at the helm of Cox Communications and his dedication to our industry and to supporting his community is extraordinary. Bill helped found the cable industry and his entrepreneurial spirt was at the core of its growth and success. We are honored to recognize both Bill and Pat.”

Bill Daniels was a born entrepreneur, widely considered one of the great business visionaries of the twentieth century and one of the earliest pioneers in the cable industry. Daniels’ company, Daniels & Associates, brokered many of the deals that shaped the industry, and his leadership attracted many technology and communications companies to Denver, making it the recognized “cable capital of the world.”

Daniels was also a dedicated philanthropist, providing significant support to innovative education efforts. He founded Young Americans Bank in 1987, the world’s only bank exclusively for kids, and made substantial donations to the University of Denver to incorporate ethics, values, and personal integrity into the business school curriculum. The business school was later renamed the Daniels College of Business in his honor.

Daniels spent his final years laying plans for the Daniels Fund, which is now one of the largest foundations in the Rocky Mountain region, continuing Daniels’ legacy of compassion and generosity across Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through grants, scholarships, and an ethics initiative.

Pat Esser held the top executive position at Cox since 2006, retiring December 31, 2021. During his leadership tenure, Cox earned many accolades for celebrating its diverse people, suppliers, communities, products and the characteristics that make each one unique. Esser has personally been recognized with several industry awards including the Cable Advertising Bureau’s President’s Award, NCTA’s Vanguard Award for Leadership, Multichannel News’ Executive of the Year, NAMIC’s Living Legend Award and Hall of Fame inductions by both The Cable Center and Multichannel News.

Esser currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of C-SPAN as well as a national Trustee and member of the Board of Governors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. He also served many years on both the board of CableLabs and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association.

“Bill and Pat’s commitment to the creation and growth of the cable industry, as well as their history of supporting innumerable philanthropic endeavors is truly inspirational,” said Diane Christman, President and CEO, The Cable Center. “We are delighted to honor them with the Bresnan Award.”

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, and demonstrating societal, community, and philanthropic engagement.

The 25th annual Cable Hall of Fame returns to the Ziegfeld Ballroom on September 15, 2022.

For more information on the celebration and to secure sponsorships, visit www.cablehalloffame.com, or call 720-502-7513.

About The Cable Center

The Cable Center is an educational nonprofit serving the connectivity industry that advances future innovation by helping organizations develop connectivity innovators from within. Through our Intrapreneurship Academy, we enable companies to drive business growth by channeling the entrepreneurial drive of their greatest source of inspiration – their people. Our programs, expertise, and opportunity instill the leadership of our industry’s original innovators to empower a new generation of bold thinkers. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is also the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry’s progress; and the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources.

Visit www.cablecenter.org for more information.

About The Cable Hall of Fame Celebration

The industry’s best networking event, the Cable Hall of Fame honors leaders in connectivity, content, and 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 www.cablehalloffame.com or call 720-502-7513

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May 17, 2022

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The Cable Center’s Barco Library Announces New Collection Highlighting the Impact of Market and Industry Trends

Rich collection of groundbreaking research, investor reports, and newsletter publications donated by Tom Wolzien, former Wall Street analyst and five-decade cable and media industry veteran.

DENVER, CO – The Cable Center today announced a new addition to its Barco Library: a robust collection of Wall Street investor reports, primary research, and publications demonstrating the impact of market and industry trends on cable, broadband, media, and communications companies.

The unique collection was donated by longtime Wall Street analyst and five-decade cable and media industry veteran, Tom Wolzien. It joins a rich cache of industry archives, memorabilia, and curated collections housed at The Cable Center’s Barco Library in Denver—the connectivity industry’s preeminent collection of entrepreneurial accounts and objects that empowers the new generation of bold thinkers.

“The Cable Center is honored to receive this special collection and thoughtful donation from Tom Wolzien to the Barco Library,” said Diane Christman, president and CEO of The Cable Center. “This unique collection truly showcases the innovative spirit of our ever-evolving, ever-expanding industry and will serve to educate and inspire generations of industry innovators to come.”

The Barco Library includes thousands of items covering virtually every facet of industry innovation and advances. The Barco Library is also the world’s largest collection of printed, audio, and video resources exclusively related to the connectivity industry, and is routinely consulted by professionals and academics working on a wide-range of projects—from documentaries and news productions to books and publications.

“It is a privilege to welcome Tom’s personal collection into the Barco Library,” said Brian Kenny, librarian, archivist, and director of the Barco Library at The Cable Center. “The Barco Library celebrates the connectivity industry and inspires its innovative future. Tom’s collection highlights how much our industry transformed during the 1990s and 2000s through innovation and the launch of the internet. This collection provides unique primary sources and offers incredible insight, information, and inspiration.”

A longtime cable and broadband analyst for Sanford Bernstein, Wolzien has been internationally recognized for his groundbreaking research on industry trends. In 1995, he identified the potential of the cable modem and, later, cable telephony. He was ahead of the curve in predicting advertising downturns (2000), the huge growth in political issue advertising (2003 for the 2004 election), and in 2004, the potential of the “internet bypass” or over the top streaming delivery of video to consumers via broadband connection.

“I am proud and delighted to donate my collection of Wall Street reports to the Barco Library,” said Wolzien. “Across 50 years, I’ve had three careers—news, Wall Street, and consulting/inventing—and essential skills in research and analysis have been fundamental. I hope this collection helps researchers, students, and industry professionals alike learn about the industry and build on its track record of innovation.”

Wolzien attended the University of Denver, which neighbors The Cable Center and Barco Library. His affinity for understanding the interrelationships of media technology and content resulted in multiple inventions and patents, and his broad industry experience and career legacy includes working as a reporter-photographer at a Denver TV station; nearly two decades at NBC News; many years as a Wall Street senior media analyst and a media and tech consultant; and, finally, as the executive chairman of The Video Call Center (VCC), which he founded with his wife, Valerie.

The collection is available to the public at the Barco Library at The Cable Center in Denver, Colorado. For more information about the Barco Library or to schedule a tour of The Cable Center, contact Brian Kenny at .

About The Cable Center

The Cable Center is an educational nonprofit serving the connectivity industry that advances future innovation by helping organizations develop connectivity innovators from within. Through our Intrapreneurship Academy, we enable companies to drive business growth by channeling the entrepreneurial drive of their greatest source of inspiration – their people. Our programs, expertise, and opportunity instill the leadership of our industry’s original innovators to empower a new generation of bold thinkers. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is also the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry’s progress; and the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources. Visit www.cablecenter.org for more information.

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March 30, 2022

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Cable Center Welcomes Six Industry Trailblazers to Cable Hall of Fame Class of 2022

Celebration Returns to New York City on September 15

DENVER, CO, March 30, 2022 – Six industry innovators who have changed the world of media and entertainment are set to be honored at the 25th annual Cable Hall of Fame celebration. The 2022 Cable Hall of Fame red carpet event will return to the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City on September 15.

The honorees, selected for their groundbreaking leadership and entrepreneurship in the connectivity, content, and media industry, are:

  • Patricia Jo Boyers – President/CEO & Co-Founder, BOYCOM Cablevision, Inc.; Chairman of the Board of Directors, ACA Connects
  • Kevin Casey – President, Northeast Division of Comcast Cable
  • Chris Lammers – COO Emeritus and Senior Executive Advisor, CableLabs
  • Tina Perry – President, OWN TV Network & OTT Streaming
  • John C. Porter II – CEO, Telenet Group Holding
  • The Honorable Michael K. Powell – President & CEO, NCTA-The Internet & Television Association; Former Chairman of the FCC

Since 1998, 147 luminaries have been inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame.

“Our 2022 Cable Hall of Fame class represents the ‘best of the best’ of our industry. Each of these trailblazers has worked to shape the cable and video entertainment industry through their leadership and pioneering ideas,” said Michael Willner, president and CEO of Penthera Partners and chairman of The Cable Center’s Board of Directors. “We are also thrilled to welcome everyone back to the red carpet for our Cable Hall of Fame celebration this fall in New York.”

“The entrepreneurial spirit and dedication shown by this year’s inductees has had an immeasurable impact on our industry throughout the world. We can’t wait to gather in person again and honor them at our celebration at the Ziegfeld Ballroom on September 15,” said Diane Christman, president and CEO, The Cable Center.

The 25th annual Cable Hall of Fame returns to the Ziegfeld Ballroom on September 15, 2022.

For more information on the celebration and to secure sponsorships, visit www.cablehalloffame.com, or call 720-502-7513.

About The Cable Center

The Cable Center is an educational nonprofit serving the connectivity industry that advances future innovation by helping organizations develop connectivity innovators from within. Through our Intrapreneurship Academy, we enable companies to drive business growth by channeling the entrepreneurial drive of their greatest source of inspiration – their people. Our programs, expertise, and opportunity instill the leadership of our industry’s original innovators to empower a new generation of bold thinkers. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is also the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry’s progress; and the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources.

Visit www.cablecenter.org for more information.

About The Cable Hall of Fame Celebration

The industry’s best networking event, the Cable Hall of Fame honors leaders in connectivity, content, and 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 www.cablehalloffame.com or call 720-502-7513

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February 22, 2022

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Intrapreneurship Academy at The Cable Center Welcomes New Instructor to Cultivate Industry Innovators and Leaders

Dr. Simone Bhan Ahuja, a bestselling author, consultant, and expert in intrapreneurship and sustainable innovation, activates Intrapreneurship Academy participants to accelerate business from within.

Dr. Simone Bhan Ahuja, new instructor of industry-acclaimed and prestigious Intrapreneurship Academy course, Driving Innovation.DENVER, CO, February 22, 2022 – The Cable Center today announced the appointment of Dr. Simone Ahuja as the new instructor of its industry-acclaimed and prestigious Intrapreneurship Academy course, Driving Innovation. Driving Innovation equips connectivity industry high performers with the intrapreneurial skills and tools to drive innovation and measurable value within their organizations.

During the 8-week virtual Driving Innovation course, intrapreneurship and sustainable innovation expert and bestselling author, Dr. Ahuja, teaches the process of innovation and cultivates the skills and mindset for participants to effectively innovate and accelerate business from within. Intrapreneurship theory is reinforced with the integration of a real-world project and business plan, enabling and empowering participants to drive innovation, change, and revenue within their organizations.

“I cannot imagine a better fit for this role of course leader and developer,” said Janice Silver, VP of Intrapreneurship Academy. “Dr. Ahuja possesses the knowledge, the experience, and the passion for innovation that will inspire and empower the next generation of connectivity intrapreneurs.”

Founder of Blood Orange, a global innovation and strategy firm, Dr. Ahuja is a successful business leader as well as a co-author of the international bestseller, Jugaad Innovation, which The Economist called, “the most comprehensive book yet” on the subject of frugal innovation. Her most recent book, Disrupt-It-Yourself, discusses why leaders must support the passionate and purpose-driven intrapreneurs inside their organizations to drive sustainable innovation and fend off disruption.

“I’m thrilled to be leading the Driving Innovation course and to join forces with an organization whose mission is to advance intrapreneurship and innovation,” said Dr. Ahuja. “I am passionate about enabling industry leaders to innovate sustainably and grow intrapreneurial cultures within their organizations. I look forward to supporting leaders as they build the skills to do more with existing resources, decrease risk, and emerge with executable action plans that drive measurable ROI for their organizations.”

Dr. Ahuja is a keynote speaker, innovation advisor, and consultant to organizations including 3M, UnitedHealth Group, Procter & Gamble, Target Corp, Stanley Black & Decker, and the World Economic Forum. She has served as an advisor to MIT’s Practical Impact Alliance and the Centre for India & Global Business at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. A regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and a practitioner of improvisational comedy.

Most recently, Dr. Ahuja and the importance of intrapreneurship and sustainable innovation in our fast-changing industry was featured in The Cable Center’s 2022 First Annual Intrapreneurship and Innovation Report.

“Just as the original entrepreneurs built our industry and enabled and inspired its evolution, today’s intrapreneurs continue this legacy by building, enabling, and inspiring our industry’s future,” said Diane Christman, president and CEO of The Cable Center. “It’s an honor to work with Dr. Ahuja to empower intrapreneurs to drive change within their organizations and accelerate business from within. We are delighted to welcome her to our esteemed group of Intrapreneurship Academy course leaders!”

To date, Intrapreneurship Academy at The Cable Center has graduated over 300 industry leaders and intrapreneurs from over 40 different industry organizations around the world, including Charter Communications, Comcast, Cox Communications, Crown Media Family Networks, Discovery Communications, Liberty Global, and Liberty Latin America.

In 2022, Intrapreneurship Academy is hosting three sessions of its Driving Innovation course. Besides Driving Innovation, Intrapreneurship Academy offers three other distinguished professional development courses, each designed to teach a unique, core building block of intrapreneurship: Leading With Agility; Leading With Agility: Executive Intensive; and Leveraging Customer Experience.

For more information on Intrapreneurship Academy at The Cable Center and to reserve 2022 course seats, visit www.intrapreneurshipacademy.org.

About The Cable Center

The Cable Center is an educational nonprofit serving the connectivity industry that advances future innovation by helping organizations develop connectivity innovators from within. Through our Intrapreneurship Academy, we enable companies to drive business growth by channeling the entrepreneurial drive of their greatest source of inspiration – their people. Our programs, expertise, and opportunity instill the leadership of our industry’s original innovators to empower a new generation of bold thinkers. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is also the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry’s progress; and the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources.

Visit www.cablecenter.org for more information.

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February 2, 2022

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Intrapreneurship & Innovation Report Reveals New Insights on ‘State of Innovation’

Interactive Resource Designed to Support Collaboration, Idea Sharing in Fast-Evolving Industry

DENVER, CO, February 2, 2022 – The Cable Center today announced the release of its First Annual Intrapreneurship & Innovation Report, an interactive resource for idea sharing and innovation leadership. The report serves as a connection point for leaders to exchange information and explore new ideas to shape business strategy.

“The Cable Center empowers innovators to drive change from the inside,” said Diane Christman, president & CEO of The Cable Center. “We tapped our network of influencers and global changemakers to provide data-driven insights on the ‘state of innovation’ in our industry. Our First Annual Intrapreneurship & Innovation Report showcases how and why today’s corporate entrepreneurs enable and inspire industry innovators.”

Featuring guest commentary, perspectives, and video interviews from 20 industry and leadership experts in an interactive digital format, the report is designed for decision makers seeking to benchmark best practices for innovative thinking and action. Leaders will take away relevant content and actionable information to drive business strategy through intrapreneurship and internal innovation.

In the report’s foreword, industry leader Ken Klaer, EVP & president, Comcast Technology Solutions, offers perspective on using agile approaches and autonomous teams when planning for change.

“The advanced innovation happening across our peer companies enables us to compete at a level that years ago we might not have imagined,” said Klaer. “To succeed in this environment, I believe companies must embrace challenges, be forward thinking, and lean into the kind of changes required to operate in this hyper-competitive and connected marketplace of the future.”

Industry leaders will also find in-depth guidance on preparing for what’s next. The Cable Center’s human resources industry partner, C2HR, focuses on leadership preparedness and resilience to face the future with confidence. Additionally, the First Annual Intrapreneurship & Innovation Report offers the industry an introduction to Dr. Simone Ahuja, a bestselling author, consultant, and expert in intrapreneurship and sustainable innovation. She is the newest course leader at the Intrapreneurship Academy at The Cable Center, a place that activates leaders to accelerate business from within.

Ahuja draws from the book she co-authored, Jugaad Innovation, to outline how companies can integrate frugal innovation approaches to accomplish more with less. For future Intrapreneurship Academy participants, the report previews the insights she will share during the Driving Innovation course.

Embracing change, empowering people, supporting a culture in which innovation thrives, enhancing customer experience, collaborating to advance technology, and seizing the opportunities of tomorrow are all connection points within the report aligned to the pillars of intrapreneurship and innovation. Leaders from all levels in the connectivity and content industry will discover how their peers use the building blocks of innovation to construct successful internal programs to solidify an innovative foundation for success.

“Thank you to the leaders from across our industry for providing their perspectives and specific examples on encouraging and elevating new ways of thinking and doing,” said Christman. “Collaboration is the foundation of our industry and a hallmark of our success.”

The Cable Center will build on the thought leadership in its First Annual Intrapreneurship & Innovation Report through the Intrapreneurship Academy’s programming and learning opportunities to support the industry in developing the next generation of connectivity innovators.

About The Cable Center

The Cable Center is an educational nonprofit serving the connectivity industry that advances future innovation by helping organizations develop connectivity innovators from within. Through our Intrapreneurship Academy, we enable companies to drive business growth by channeling the entrepreneurial drive of their greatest source of inspiration – their people. Our programs, expertise, and opportunity instill the leadership of our industry’s original innovators to empower a new generation of bold thinkers. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is also the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry’s progress; and the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources.

Visit www.cablecenter.org for more information.

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January 11, 2022

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Diane Christman Named President and CEO of The Cable Center

Christman to Lead the Organization’s Vision 2025 Transformation Plan to Reflect Industry Evolution and Advance Innovation

Diane Christman Named President and CEO of The Cable CenterDENVER, CO, January 11, 2022 – The Cable Center today announced the appointment of Diane Christman as its new president and CEO. Christman succeeds her longtime colleague, Jana Henthorn, who retired in December 2021. Together, Christman and Henthorn co-architected The Cable Center’s Vision 2025 strategic planning initiative that will shape the organization’s offerings in support of innovation and intrapreneurship, symposia, and thought leadership.

“Diane is a bold leader and born connector who will bring big ideas to her new role as president and CEO of The Cable Center. She understands how to create, cultivate, and maintain strategic relationships and partnerships that allow organizations to thrive,” said Michael Willner, chairman of The Cable Center board and CEO of Penthera Partners. “Diane is the natural choice for this moment in the evolution of the connectivity industry and The Cable Center.”

Christman brings 30 years of experience building partnerships that drive growth and create value.

She is respected for her diplomatic style and global perspective, valued by an industry inventing the future of high-quality video content and Gigabit-speed connectivity for residential and business customers in U.S. and international markets. Christman joined The Cable Center in 2006 as vice president, marketing and development. She was promoted to senior vice president, programs and development in 2009 and senior vice president, development and chief program officer in 2019.

“I am energized and ready to serve as The Cable Center’s new president and CEO. It’s an honor to empower our industry’s innovators through our programs and experiences and inspire their work to drive change within their organizations,” said Diane Christman, president and CEO of The Cable Center.

In concert with the fast-changing industry it represents, Christman will lead an effort to advance The Cable Center in the next phase of its Vision 2025 strategic plan. “We represent and reflect an industry made up of visionaries and doers,” said Christman. “Now is the time for big ideas. In 2022, we will innovate and evolve our organization in concert with our industry with an array of compelling offerings.”

The Cable Center has begun to accelerate a strategic shift to a more dynamic, and innovation-focused organization. It builds on the activation of Vision 2025, the expansion of the Intrapreneurship Academy, and the investment in creating a vibrant community for resource and idea sharing through thought leadership. Christman will advance the Vision 2025 implementation in collaboration with The Cable Center team and board after co-leading the effort in 2020 and 2021.

Christman’s broad background in organizational and financial leadership includes expertise in strategic planning, programs, partnership development, and non-profit management. Since she joined The Cable Center in 2006, she developed and implemented many of the organization’s experiential programs, thought leadership initiatives, academic partnerships, events, and work to curate the industry’s preeminent collection of entrepreneurial accounts and objects.

She is a longtime Coloradan with deep professional and personal ties in the state. Diane holds a master’s degree from the University of Denver and a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University.

About The Cable Center

The Cable Center is an educational nonprofit serving the connectivity industry that advances future innovation by helping organizations develop connectivity innovators from within. Through our Intrapreneurship Academy, we enable companies to drive business growth by channeling the entrepreneurial drive of their greatest source of inspiration – their people. Our programs, expertise, and opportunity instill the leadership of our industry’s original innovators to empower a new generation of bold thinkers. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is also the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry’s progress; and the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources. Visit www.cablecenter.org for more information.

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Primavera Group for The Cable Center
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