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NAMIC Announces Additions, New roles for Board of Directors

At the end of March, NAMIC announced the addition of Sandra Garcia Lowery, immediate past president for NAMIC-NY and founder of Encounter Marketing and Public Relations, and Emory R. Walton III, vice president, Content Distribution, A+E Networks to its board of directors. Mark Kang, senior vice president, Worldwide Distribution, INSP TV was named as Vice Chair of the board. Continuing as Board Chair is Joiava Philpott, vice president, Regulatory Affairs, Law & Policy Department, Cox Communications.

The WICT Senior Executive Summit

(SES), in partnership with the Stanford Graduate School of Business, was held March 10 – 14 featuring senior level speakers from the media, entertainment, finance, education and tech fields. Program participants were part of an immersive program focused on innovative strategies and case studies that reinforce business acumen and workplace power and influence.

Designed exclusively for the cable industry’s top-ranking women executives, the master class immersion program combines the power of WICT’s proven leadership development programs with the excellence of Stanford’s top-rated business school.

The invitation-only program is hosted on campus at the Knight Management Center at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. Launched in 2013, the SES offers a unique and compelling educational experience to participants. It is designed to take leadership and excellence to the next level by presenting diverse and dynamic perspectives by both the Graduate School of Business’ faculty and business icons.

The T. Howard Foundation Hosts Diversity Awards Dinner

The T. Howard Foundation hosted its annual Diversity Awards Dinner on March 27 celebrating industry leaders and companies committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in the media and entertainment industry. Hosted by TODAY Co-Host and Anchor, Craig Melvin, the event was held at Cipriani Wall Street. During the event, the THF recognized major media corporations and executives for their outstanding leadership in the area of diversity, while saluting the previous year’s internship class, the student’s host company partners, and the new alumni hired into the industry. The Diversity Awards Dinner is the Foundation’s premier fundraising and networking event. In 2019, the Walter Kaitz Foundation became a grantor to the T. Howard Foundation and was a participant in this year’s dinner.

Multicultural TV Summit April 30th

The Multicultural TV Summit is the latest event from the editors of Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News. The half-day afternoon event will look at revenue growth opportunities for businesses involved in creating content for specific audience segments defined by age, ethnicity or race, gender, nationality or sexual preference. NAMIC will also present the winners of their 2019 Vision Award winners during the Summit luncheon. The event will be held April 30th at the Stewart Hotel in New York.

MMTC Broadband and Social Justice Conference

The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) hosted its 10th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit (#BBJ19) on March 6, 2019. During the #BBSJ19 Summit, media and telecom industry experts, innovators, investors, and social justice advocates discussed the latest developments in tech accountability, online privacy, net neutrality, diversity, the future of work, innovative financing, spectrum, and next generation technologies and opportunities for smart cities and entrepreneurs.

To view images from the event click here.