CTHRA’s Excellence in HR Awards program was created in 2007 to honor HR professionals within the cable and satellite industry whose outstanding achievement, leadership and innovation have positively impacted business results. We are currently accepting nominations for the 2016 Aspiring Leader and Team Innovators of the Year awards through June 17, 2016.
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The 2016 recipients will be recognized at the Excellence in HR Awards Luncheon which will be held in conjunction with CTHRA's HR Symposium on November 2 in Philadelphia.
TEAM INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR recognizes a company or team within the company for innovative, creative problem solving that had a measurable impact on the business (i.e., increased revenue, improved operating efficiencies, reduced expenses, best practices and/or enhanced customer satisfaction). Award recipients must exhibit diligence, perseverance, and dedication to developing and executing successful HR business strategies.
2015 A+E Networks' Compensation & Benefits Team (programmer)
2015 Comcast's HR Leave of Absence Team (MSO)
2014 Turner Broadcasting System's Global Technology and Operations Team
2013 Cox Communications California System’s People Services Team
2012 Time Warner Cable’s Human Capital and Analysis Team
2011 Discovery Communications Flexible Staffing Group
2010 Turner Broadcasting System Inc.’s HR Technology Team
2009 Comcast’s Human Capital Management Team
2008 The Weather Channel Companies
2007 Cox Orange County and Palos Verdes System (OCPV)
ASPIRING LEADER recognizes an emerging HR professional whose fresh perspective, inventive ideas and innovative approach has positively impacted the leadership and culture of the organization. The individual must exhibit professional excellence and a commitment to his/her work in the cable and satellite industry.
2015 Jennifer Tracy, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition & Diversity, Bright House Networks
2014 Beth Biggs, Senior Director of Benefits, Charter Communications
2013 Angela Mazeres, Senior Director of HR, Bright House Networks
2012 Yvette Smetana, Executive Director of HR, Comcast Cable
THE LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARD recognizes an HR executive who has demonstrated extraordinary and visionary leadership in addressing a critical business issue, challenge or opportunity by enhancing an organization’s efficiency, performance, cost management or profitability. The individual must embody professional excellence and exhibit a strong dedication to the cable and satellite industry.
2014 Kerri St. Jean, SVP of HR, Comcast Cable
2013 Pat Langer, EVP of HR, NBCUniversal
2012 Chris Powell, former EVP of HR, Scripps Networks Interactive
2011 Adria Alpert Romm, SEVP of Global HR, Discovery Communications
2010 Tomas Mathews, former EVP Human Resources, Time Warner Cable
2009 Jack Jackson, VP Human Resources & Administration (retired), C-SPAN
2008 Mae Douglas, SVP and Chief People Officer (retired), Cox Communications
2007 Brian Koenig, SVP Human Resources (retired), Scientific Atlanta
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