AWARD CEREMONIES A HIGHLIGHT OF THE NATIONAL SHOW
The awards will be presented the evening of Tuesday, June 10, 2003, during The National Show, NCTA’s 52nd Annual Convention and International Exposition, June 8 – 11, 2003, at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. The theme for this year’s show is “Leading the Digital Revolution.”
“The Vanguard Awards are the cable industry’s opportunity to honor the men and women who are, in fact, leading the digital revolution,” said Robert Sachs, President & CEO, NCTA. “The various award categories enable the industry to recognize those individuals who have built the world’s most advanced broadband infrastructure, and who provide consumers with innovative digital services and programming.”
Inaugurated in 1965, the Vanguards are presented to individuals who excel in business and in personal commitment to colleagues, and whose accomplishments merit the recognition of the cable industry. Award winners are honored in the following categories:
- Distinguished Vanguard Award for Leadership (Man)
- Distinguished Vanguard Award for Leadership (Woman)
- Vanguard Award for Young Leadership
- Vanguard Award for Programmers
- Vanguard Award for Associates and Affiliates
- Vanguard Award for Science and Technology
- Vanguard Award for Cable Operations Management
- Vanguard Award for Government and Community Relations
- Vanguard Award for Marketing
Nominations for the Awards are due on or before March 21, 2003. To obtain information about nominations, please contact Michelle Ray of the NCTA’s Department of Industry Affairs by phone at 202/775-3669 or via email at [email protected]. Vanguard Awards nomination forms also are available for downloading from The National Show Web site, at www.thenationalshow.com. Last year’s Vanguard Awards winners were:
Distinguished Vanguard Award for Leadership (Man)
Charles F. Dolan, Chairman, Cablevision Systems Corporation
Distinguished Vanguard Award for Leadership (Woman)
Christie Hefner, Chairman & CEO, Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
Vanguard Award for Young Leadership
Edward Carroll, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Bravo and The Independent Film Channel
Ellen M. East, Vice President, Communications & Investor Relations, Cox Communications, Inc.
Vanguard Award for Programmers
Herb Scannell, President, Nickelodeon, TV Land and TNN
Vanguard Award for Associates and Affiliates
William G. McGorry, Senior Group Vice President, Reed Group Television, Reed Business Information
Vanguard Award for Science and Technology
David M. Fellows, Chief Technology Officer, AT&T Broadband
Vanguard Award for Cable Operations Management
John N. Rigsby, President, Central Florida Division, Time Warner Cable
Vanguard Award for Government and Community Relations
Joseph W. Waz, Jr., Vice President, External Affairs & Public Policy Counsel, Comcast Corporation
Vanguard Award for Marketing
Len Fogge, Executive Vice President, Creative & Marketing, Showtime Networks Inc.
Additional, up-to-the-minute information for The National Show, including convention schedule and registration materials, is available via the official web site (www.thenationalshow.com); or from the NCTA’s Department of Industry Affairs (202/775-3669).
NCTA is the principal trade association of the cable television industry in the United States. NCTA represents cable operators serving more than 90 percent of the nation's cable television households and more than 200 cable program networks, as well as equipment suppliers and providers of other services to the cable industry.