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Women in Cable Telecommunications Announces 2014 WICT Signature Luncheon Honorary Chair and PAR Acceptors

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WASHINGTON -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced the honorary chair of the 2014 WICT Signature Luncheon, Suzanne Kolb, President of E! Entertainment, premier sponsor of the luncheon. The Signature Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, April 29 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in conjunction with The Cable Show.

Kolb was named President of E! in July 2011. There she leads the executive team that oversees the global pop culture brand’s ongoing growth and multi-platform success, and directs all activities on behalf of the network, including programming, development, production, marketing, digital media, business development, research and communications. Kolb previously served as President, Marketing, News and Online for E! and The Style Network, leading all marketing, communications and brand alliances for both networks.

Kolb joins E!’s own Giuliana Rancic, host of the luncheon, and anchor of E! News, co-star of E!’s Fashion Police team, red carpet anchor for E!’s Live from the Red Carpet, host of Beyond Candid with Giuliana and star on her hit reality show, Giuliana & Bill. Kolb also joins the numerous PAR Excellence Award acceptors noted below.

The Signature Luncheon is designed to recognize those companies that are leading the way in demonstrating superlative gender diversity and inclusion tactics as measured by the WICT PAR Initiative employment survey.

Industry executives scheduled to accept PAR Excellence Awards on behalf of their organizations include:

  • Nomi Bergman, President, Bright House Networks
  • Jill Campbell, EVP & COO, Cox Communications
  • David L. Cohen, EVP & Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation
  • Jerry Kent, Chairman & CEO, Suddenlink Communications
  • Ken Lowe, President, Chairman & CEO, Scripps Networks Interactive
  • Gail MacKinnon, EVP & Chief Government Relations Officer, Time Warner Cable
  • Gary Marsh, President and Chief Creative Officer at Disney Channels World Wide, Disney ABC Television Group
  • John Martin, CEO, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
  • Debbie Stang, VP, Human Resources, Midcontinent Communications
  • David Zaslav, President & CEO, Discovery Communications

“We are pleased to shine a spotlight on the companies whose diversity programs and initiatives are positively impacting gender diversity in the industry,” said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, WICT’s President & CEO.

Added WICT’s Vice President of Development, Lesa Faris, “It is a pleasure to welcome E! and Suzanne Kolb as the premier sponsor and honorary chair of this important event that supports women in cable. We are also pleased to recognize Accenture and Neustar, Inc., Champion Sponsors of the 2014 WICT Signature Luncheon.”

More information about the 2014 WICT Signature Luncheon including table reservations and individual tickets may be found online at

About WICT

For thirty-five years, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) has partnered with cable and telecommunications leaders to provide professional development programs, research and services that help advance women in cable media. With nearly 10,000 members, WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the cable and telecommunications industry. Comcast|NBCUniversal, Time Warner Cable, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Suddenlink Communications are WICT's Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.

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