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NCTA Vanguard Awards

Celebrate Cable's Finest Leaders

One reason cable remains worlds ahead? Leadership. That's why the annual NCTA Vanguard Awards Ceremony, the industry's highest honor, continues to be a signature component of The Cable Show. The NCTA Vanguard Awards, which are presented by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) recognize individuals who have made the cable and telecommunications industry what it is today. These men and women are people who excel both in business and in personal commitment to their colleagues, their companies and our industry. Without exception, they display the multi-dimensional talents of exceptional leadership.

Now in their 49th year, the prestigious NCTA Vanguard Awards honor the cable industry's outstanding performers in leadership, operations, programming, technology, government relations and marketing whose accomplishments benefit the entire industry.

2014 NCTA Vanguard

Awards Winners

Neil Smit, Vanguard Award for Leadership

DISTINGUISHED VANGUARD AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP

Neil Smit
President & CEO, Comcast Cable and EVP, Comcast Corporation

Patty McCaskill, Vanguard Award for Leadership

DISTINGUISHED VANGUARD AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP

Patty McCaskill
SVP & Chief Programming Officer
Suddenlink Communications

Philip Meeks, Vanguard Award for Cable Operations Management

VANGUARD AWARD FOR CABLE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Philip Meeks
EVP & COO
Business Services
Time Warner Cable Inc.

John Pascarelli, Vanguard Award for Cable Operations Management

VANGUARD AWARD FOR CABLE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

John Pascarelli
EVP, Operations
Mediacom Communications Corporation

David

VANGUARD AWARD FOR PROGRAMMERS

David Nevins
President
Showtime Networks Inc.

Yvette Kanouff, Vanguard Award for Science & Technology

VANGUARD AWARD FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Yvette Kanouff
EVP, Corporate Engineering &
Technology
Cablevision Systems Corporation

DeDe Lea, Vanguard Award for Government & Community Relations

VANGUARD AWARD FOR GOVERNMENT & COMMUNITY RELATIONS

DeDe Lea
EVP, Global Government Relations
Viacom Inc.

Coleman Breland, Vanguard Award for Marketing

VANGUARD AWARD FOR MARKETING

Coleman Breland
President,
Turner Network Sales, Inc.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Maria Brennan, Vanguard Award for Associates & Affiliates

VANGUARD AWARD FOR ASSOCIATES & AFFILIATES

Maria E. Brennan, CAE
President & CEO
Women in Cable Telecommunications

Maggie McLean Suniewick, Vanguard Award for Young Leadership

VANGUARD AWARD FOR YOUNG LEADERSHIP

Maggie McLean Suniewick
SVP, Strategic Integration
Comcast Corporation

Award Categories

The Distinguished Vanguard Awards for Leadership

The most prestigious of NCTA's national awards recognizes the best and the brightest in the cable and telecommunications industry leadership.
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The Vanguard Award for Cable
Operations Management

The award recognizes a cable manager from the corporate, regional or system level who has made a significant contribution, through his or her company, to the cable industry.
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The Vanguard Vanguard Award for Programmers

The award was created to recognize the innovation, leadership and individual achievement of NCTA's programmer members.
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The Vanguard Award for Science & Technology

The award was created to honor individuals who have been active and imaginative forces in the design, development and introduction of technologies and engineering techniques that benefit the industry.
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The Vanguard Award for Government & Community Relations

The award recognizes an individual who has significantly enhanced the status of the cable industry as a community leader, a state advocate or a national contributor.
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The Vanguard Award for Associates & Affiliates

The award recognizes the indispensable contributions of our industry's equipment manufacturers and service suppliers. NCTA affiliate members are equally instrumental in providing invaluable guidance and service as lawyers, brokers, bankers and consultants to the industry.
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The Vanguard Award for Marketing

The award honors an individual who has been instrumental in developing a unique marketing approach that conveys convincingly the attributes and the appeal of services that flow over cable's broadband networks.
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The Vanguard Award for Young Leadership

The award was created to recognize those individuals who have emerged early in their careers as innovators and leaders, demonstrating the potential to continue making significant contributions to the cable and telecommunications industries.
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Questions?

To obtain further information about the Vanguard Awards, contact NCTA's Department of Industry Affairs at (202) 222-2430 or email us at vanguardawards@ncta.com.