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Most Influential Minorities in Cable 2010: The Top 75
sensibility...Therefore it's very
important that we serve up our
content in all the places that
youth spend time...A great tactic
at the moment is identifying
the most exquisite bit of content
from a show and determining
ways to seed it so kids can
discover it on their own, then
share with their friends. Nothing
beats peer word of mouth. "
How Cable Can Attract/
Retain Diverse Employees:
" Provide opportunity for
continuous learning in order to
manage their careers. Supply
mentors so they can successfully
connect with others
who can assist them with the
unwritten rules of the culture.
Have leaders who are culturally
competent and understand
how to lead different groups. "
President, Ops, Charter
Communications
As President of the West
Operating Group, Apodaca
was so impressive he was
promoted recently to his current
position overseeing sales
and service ops nationwide.
28. Nigel Cox-Hagan
EVP, Creative Group and Consumer
Marketing, VH-1
Cox-Hagan oversees consumer
marketing, creative and
on-screen promotions for VH1,
VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul and
Palladia. He controls VH1's
multi-million dollar marketing
budget and was responsible
for the successful rebranding of
BET Networks' Centric.
Challenges of a New Job:
" It was a welcome challenge,
but when the geographic
scope of my job essentially
doubled overnight, our team
had to quickly adjust the
structure of our organization to
ensure the right people were in
the right positions. Speed was
critical to continue focusing on
the customer experience and
avoid interrupting the pace of
Charter's operations. "
30. Stephen Hill
Pres, Music Prog &
Specials, BET
Anyone who's watched BET
over its 30-year history knows
that music has been an
integral part of its DNA. While
BET has diversified its slate in
recent years, music and special
events remain key-and
Hill is in charge of those.
29. Mae Douglas
SVP and Chief People Officer,
Cox Communications
The first African-American
woman on Cox's executive
team, Douglas helped create
Cox's National Talent Development
program. She initiated
The Cox Diversity Council and
co-chairs it with Cox President
Pat Esser. " Mae has the unique
ability to make others not only
be better, but want to be better, "
Esser says.
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On Keeping BET Fresh:
" We understand that to our
audience, music matters... And
because of our strong connection
to the pulse of AfricanAmerican
culture, we've been
able to create moments that
were unforgettable and in some
cases, unbelievable...We set
the standard when we honor
our collective accomplishments
and understand our ability to
inspire great things. "
31. Steve Apodaca
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32. Byron Allen
Founder/Owner, Entertainment
Studios Networks
Comic, talk show host and
broadcast syndication exec,
Allen's one of the few African
Americans who owns a media
company in its entirety. Now
he's pushing to get cable carriage
for his six HD networks.
On Cable and Diversity:
" Cable's done a horrible job
- it's a tragedy and a national
disgrace. Women don't own
networks that are widely
distributed, nor do Asians,
Latinos, LGBTs, Native Americans
or African Americans.
And without diversity in media
ownership, we can't have
a true democracy. It's time
for President Obama, FCC
Chairman Genachowski and
Attorney General Holder to
step in and deliver change. "
September 2010
33. Lisa Chang
SVP, HR, Turner
Broadcasting System
Chang leads HR for the
company's entire Technology,
Strategy & Operations
division and TBS' International
division. In addition to that,
she's President of the CTHRA
board and Founder/Chair of
its Human Capital Benchmark
Survey Committee.
Employee Needs in a
Recovering Economy:
" Employees seem to be
keenly interested in learning &
development. Coming out of
the recession there seems to
be a greater focus on building
personal skill sets that are
translatable. Given the fast
pace of change in our industry,
it's in our best interest to
provide these opportunities to
ensure we have the best and
most skilled talent available
as well. "
34. Chris Powell
EVP, HR, Scripps Networks
Among Powell's many
achievements, he has led
Scripps' enterprise-wide
training and development
initiatives, including the Mentoring
Experience program
and Foundations of Leadership
management training.
He serves on the WICT and
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