EXTON, PA — The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and SCTE Foundation, in conjunction with the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), announced the inauguration of an annual diversity in technology award that will recognize a diverse engineering technology leader who has contributed to the advancement of the cable, media, and entertainment industry and has demonstrated significant professional growth.
“The NAMIC award is an extremely important recognition of diversity, not just in our industry but across society. We are eager to highlight the accomplishments of our engineering leaders of color and to create pathways for the next generation of technologists,” said Mark Hess, president of the SCTE Foundation and senior vice president, business and industry affairs for Comcast Technology Solutions.
“Diversity Week is an ideal time to announce this significant recognition for our engineering leaders,” said A. Shuanise Washington, NAMIC president and CEO. “NAMIC is focused on providing resources that allow our members to cultivate their careers. This new award is a demonstration of that mission, particularly in the technology space. We are pleased that the SCTE Foundation also recognizes diversity as a business imperative and is partnering with us to optimize the strategic opportunities inherent in both workforce and consumer diversity.”
Founded in 1980, NAMIC educates, advocates, and empowers for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry. NAMIC is at the forefront of driving diversity, equity, access and inclusion across all channels within the cable, media, and communications industry. Nominations for the first award will be accepted beginning in June 2022, with the winner being selected during August 2022. The honoree of the first award will be recognized during Diversity Week in October 2022 at NAMIC’s annual conference.
SCTE will promote the honoree during SCTE® Cable-Tec Expo® 2022 on September 19–22 in Philadelphia, where David N. Watson, president and chief executive officer, Comcast Cable, will serve as show chair.
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