2017 WICT Touchstones Luncheon
September 25, 2017
Actress, producer and director (IFC Films' Freak Show) Trudie Styler, delivered an inspiring keynote address at the 2017 Touchstones Luncheon. WICT Board Member, Lisa Schwartz, Co-President, IFC Films and Sundance Selects, served as the Luncheon's Honorary Chair and provided introductory remarks. WICT recognizes and thanks the 2017 Touchstones Luncheon Premier Sponsor AMC Networks along with our numerous table sponsors.
Lisa Schwartz, Co-President, IFC Films and Sundance Selects; Trudie Styler, Actress, Producer
and Director (IFC Films' Freak Show); and Maria Brennan, President & CEO, WICT
The Woman of the Year and Woman to Watch awards, WICT's highest individual accolades, were presented at the Touchstones Luncheon to the following women for their outstanding contributions to the cable media industry.
Woman of the Year -- Programmer, Sarah Barnett
President & General Manager, BBC America
Arlene Manos, President Emeritus, AMC Networks Advertising Sales & Sarah Barnett
Woman of the Year -- Operator, D'Arcy Rudnay
EVP & Chief Communications Officer, Comcast
David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast;
D'Arcy Rudnay; and Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO, Comcast
Woman to Watch -- Technology, Samira Panah Bakhtiar
Director, Media Operations, Cisco Systems
Samira Panah Bakhtiar & John Dorval, Vice President, Global Service Provider, Cisco Systems
Woman to Watch -- Operator,
AVP, Field Operations -- Western North Carolina, Charter Communications
Charlene Keys & Darrel Hegar, Regional Vice President of Operations, Charter Communications
Woman to Watch -- Programmer,
SVP, Production & Multimedia Sponsorship Integration and Management
Tina Thornton & Doris Burke, Basketball Analyst and Reporter, ESPN
Thank you to all of our generous table sponsors.
|A+E Networks||Liberty Global/Virgin Media|
|BBC Worldwide||Scripps Networks Interactive|
|Charter Communications||Showtime Networks|
|Cisco Systems||Speakeasy, Inc.|
|Comcast NBCUniversal ||Spectrum Reach|
|Crown Media Family Networks||TV One|
The WICT Touchstones Luncheon was held at the
Marriott Marquis in New York, NY.