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In California, Keib opened up a
pair of local sports networks-
including the nation's first
Spanish-speaking regional sports
network-broadcasting the starstudded
Lakers and L.A. Galaxy to
millions of Los Angelenos. Over to
the East, following the devastation
brought by Hurricane Sandy, Munley's
TWC team worked swiftly to
restore downed services to customers.
The company also aided
in the relief effort by dispatching
a fleet of tech vans equipped
with WiFi and charging stations
to digitally connect residents in
storm-ravaged boroughs.
12. BILL BRIDGEN
EVP/GM, Comcast SportsNet
New England and NECN (New
England Cable News)
Best Advice: " Stay Hungry.
Stay Foolish. " - Steve Jobs
most strategic and prominent
territories: Silicon Valley and
tech-savvy San Francisco. She
oversees a team of 600 (mostly
male) employees, and negotiates
and executes labor agreements,
making numerous deals with
vendors. In the last year, she
also launched the Xfinity Home
security and home automation
product in this key territory,
oversaw the launch of Skype on
Xfinity, deployed Xfinity WiFi, and
converted the territories to an
all-digital delivery system.
14. STEVE
HACKLEY
SVP, Greater Boston Region
Comcast Cable
Best Advice: All results are
delivered by people.
coverage. Among recent
accomplishments, SportsNet
Chicago introduced " SportsNet
Central, " the area's most
comprehensive nightly local
sports news show and " Chicago
Tribune Live, " a weeknight talker.
16. REBECCA
O'SULLIVANSCHULTE
President,
Comcast SportsNet
Mid-Atlantic
Best Advice: Work for the job
you want.
but the capable Burrows is
more than up to the task. She
previously worked for the former
US West and Northwestern Bell
telephone companies, and was
a co-founder of a hybrid investment/operating
company.
18. RICH
JENNINGS
Regional VP, Mile High
Region, Comcast Cable
If you love the Boston Celtics,
navigate your remote to Comcast
SportsNet. Under Bridgen's leadership,
the network has redefined
itself as the premier source for
in-depth news, analysis and
passionate opinion on all Boston
sports, and original programming
hours have increased more than
600%. On the NECN side, Bridgen
will leverage growth of " The
Morning Show " and relay it into
promotion for the station's primetime
news coverage. Look for
him to continue developing new
programming while ensuring the
network remains New England's
No. 1 in-depth news source.
13. AMY LYNCH
VP, Field Operations, Silicon
Valley and San Francisco
Peninsula Region, Comcast
Best Advice: Carpe Diem.
In Comcast's Greater Boston
region, Hackley's leadership has
given the region's HD customers
access to more than 100 HD
channels. This past year he also
oversaw the completion of the
digital Network Enhancement in
the balance of the region. Faster
Internet speeds are on tap, too,
and if we know Hackley, they're
coming sooner than later.
15. JIM CORNO
President
Comcast SportsNet Chicago
Best Advice: Make a name for
yourself early on.
If you live in the mid-Atlantic and
football is your passion, thank
O'Sullivan-Schulte. She expanded
a key partnership with the NFL's
Baltimore Ravens. That deal-
along with the one she previously
established with the Washington
Redskins-bagged pre-season
games, pre- and post-game
shows and daily team programs
for two of the top NFL franchises.
She also reached a new multiyear
rights deal with the ACC,
which began this season and
gives the network up to 120 live
events annually.
17. MARILYN
BURROWS
SVP/GM, Central Region
Cox Communications
Best Advice: Success is a
journey, not a destination.
With Jennings' leadership and
strong belief in culture, inclusion
and work-life balance, the Mile
High Region earned the top spot
for Best Place to Work from the
Denver Business Journal. He
oversees operations serving more
than 1 million customers and
leading 3,500 employees. This
year Jennings created strategies
to achieve goals that include:
implementing a strong marketing
campaign, developing a skilled
and cross-functional management
team and increasing overall
Xfinity Home subscriber numbers.
19. JIM SAMAHA
SVP, Keystone Region
Comcast Cable
Best Advice: Ask yourself, " Is it
reasonable? "
Effective in October, Vines now sits
at the helm of Cox's Southeast
Region. It's a well-earned promotion.
She began her cable career
in 1984 with Time Warner Cable
in Dublin, OH, as a receptionist,
and rose through the ranks. In
2000, Vines returned to Louisiana
to become VP/GM of Cox's Baton
Rouge area. Her honors include
the 2010 Virgil Evans Lifetime
Achievement Award from the
LCTA, but she always manages to
find time for her three daughters.
21. TOM MIGHT
President/CEO, Cable One
JERRY MCKENNA
SVP/Chief Sales & Marketing
Officer, CableOne
Best Advice: Stay focused on
what is important.
Lynch is the first woman to oversee
operations for one of cable's
With more than 25 years in
regional sports in Chicago, Corno
is still growing the 24-hour
sports net he launched in 2004.
He also runs its online
counterpart where Comcast
SportsNet provides in-depth
game, pre-game and post-game
coverage for the Chicago
Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and
White Sox, plus Bears post-game
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Earlier this year Burrows began
her new job in Wichita with great
anticipation. Not only does it bring
her closer to the town where she
was brought up, but the large,
geographically complex system
provides an exciting challenge.
Previously, she was GM of the
Cox system in Las Vegas, which
has about 420,000 customers.
The Central region consists of
about 700,000. Quite a contrast,
December 2012
Samaha has fueled continued
improvements in employee
engagement and has formulated
and processed changes that have
improved the customer experience,
from shorter appointment
windows for technicians to new
Call Center technology. He has
been instrumental in guiding the
field response to flooding throughout
the central and eastern parts
of the Keystone Region.
20. JACQUELINE
VINES
SVP/GM, Cox Southeast Region
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Programming and content negotiations
will continue to be key
to Cable One's success, but this
duo has never been one to avoid
a challenge. Might and McKenna
prefer to tackle potential business
hurdles head on. Case in point,
through Might's efforts, policy
shifted at the FCC on the lowcost
set-top-box rules. Whether
fighting in D.C. or in the home
trenches, this is a winning team.
22. MARY
MCLAUGHLIN
Regional SVP, Western New
England Region, Comcast Cable
Best Advice: Embrace change.
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