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WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, November 14, 2013, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic) will present Glenn Britt, Time Warner Cable Chairman and CEO, with its 3rd Annual Diversity Champion Award.
NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic's Diversity Champion Award presentation will be held on the roof of The W Hotel, located at 515 Fifteenth Street, NW in Washington, D.C. Past recipients of the award include Mae Douglas of Cox Communications and The Honorable Mignon Clyburn, Acting FCC Chairwoman.
In making the announcement, NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic's President Joelle Patience commented, "We are delighted to present the chapter's third Diversity Champion Award to Glenn Britt and to recognize the unprecedented loyalty and support that Time Warner Cable's Herndon Corporate Office has provided to NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic over many years. Mr. Britt has been an active and effective champion of diversity and inclusion at Time Warner Cable and in the communications ecosystem. We are proud to honor him with this award for his tireless dedication to advance diversity within the communications industry."
Mr. Britt is a Cable industry luminary whose influential career has spanned four decades. He began his professional career with Time Inc. in 1972. Following a series of entrepreneurial roles in cable over the years, he was named President of Time Warner Cable in 1999 and assumed Chief Executive responsibilities in 2001.
A recipient of many honors, Mr. Britt was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame (2007), Cable Pioneers (2001) and Broadcasting and Cable's Hall of Fame (2008). He received NCTA's Distinguished Vanguard Award for Leadership in 2006 and has been honored with awards for his efforts to advance multicultural initiatives, including the Kaitz Foundation Diversity Champion award and the NAMIC Stanley B. Thomas Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2009, Mr. Britt was one of five corporate executives appointed by President Obama to a task force charged with strengthening America's economic competitiveness through leadership in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
Mr. Britt serves on the boards of Cardinal Health and Xerox Corporation. He is also on the boards of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), The Paley Center for Media, FIRST Robotics and the Manhattan Theatre Club.
To purchase tickets to the 3rd Annual Diversity Champion awards, visit namic.com/events. Learn more about NAMIC at namic.com and connect with the Mid-Atlantic Chapter on facebook/NAMIC.MidAtlantic and twitter.com/NAMICMidA.
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 comprises over 2,200 professionals belonging to a network of 16 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.
Pamela M. Ford, NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic
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