Terry Cordova Named SCTE Board Chair

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) has announced its 2014 Board of Directors. Terry Cordova, Suddenlink senior vice president and chief technology officer, was elected to serve as board chair.

Terry has served as vice chairman of the board and has held numerous leadership roles at a national level in SCTE.  Earlier his efforts were recognized by induction into the SCTE Hall of Fame, and he was named to the 2011 class of Cable TV Pioneers.

Since its beginning in 1969, SCTE has been dedicated to providing technical leadership for the telecommunications industry and serving its members through excellence in professional development, standards, certification, and information.

Andy Parrott Named to ‘40 Under 40’ List

The editors of national trade magazine Multichannel News published their annual “40 Under 40” list this week, spotlighting young industry standouts who have “come a long way in a relatively short time and continue to make invaluable contributions in their area of expertise.”

Included on their list is Suddenlink Corporate Vice President of Technical Operations Andy Parrot, 37, who last week received the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Excellence in Cable Telecommunications Learning and Development Award.

Multichannel News commended Andy’s focus on helping deliver an excellent customer experience, noting that his work implementing and managing workforce automation has been viewed as “best in class.”

Andy serves as chairman of SCTE’s Certification Subcommittee. He also is a columnist for Broadband Library and has been a contributor to other trade publications.

Lubbock-Area SCTE Chapter Earns Four Awards

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) presented Chapter of the Year and three other awards to the Llano Estacado Chapter this week. The chapter, which represents engineering and operations professionals from Suddenlink and other organizations in the Lubbock, Texas, area, also took home the Professional Development Award, the Compliance Award and the Most Improved Compliance Award from a special awards dinner held in conjunction with the SCTE Leadership Conference.

SCTE is a non-profit professional association that provides technical leadership for the telecommunications industry and serves its members through professional development, standards, certification and information.

Suddenlink’s Andy Parrott Wins Industry Award

Suddenlink Corporate Vice President of Technical Operations Andy Parrot was recently honored by the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) with its Excellence in Cable Telecommunications Learning and Development Award. The award recognized Andy’s work to promote tools, training, and SCTE certification to help Suddenlink improve customer satisfaction ratings.

In June 2008, Suddenlink launched Careerlink, a training and development program for the company’s technical operations staff. As a result, Suddenlink became the first major cable operator to have 100 percent of its broadband technicians with the company for at least 90 days earn one or more professional certifications from SCTE.

Andy (center), shown with colleagues, received the award at a SCTE Leadership Conference luncheon last Tuesday in Henderson, Nev.

SCTE is a non-profit professional association that provides technical leadership for the telecommunications industry and serves its members through professional development, standards, certification and information.

Suddenlink CTO Enters SCTE Hall of Fame

Suddenlink Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Terry Cordova, second from left, was inducted into the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Hall of Fame during a ceremony held at last week’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. Cordova served as the Expo’s program committee chairman. According to the SCTE:

“Over the years, Terry has continually supported SCTE in many ways, including allowing technical staff in Suddenlink’s systems to participate in all SCTE activities – regional seminars, the Cable-Tec Expo and local chapter meetings. His greatest contributions to SCTE came while he served two separate terms on the SCTE board of directors. He’s also been instrumental in promoting SCTE’s professional development mission.”

Earlier this year, Cordova was named to the 2011 class of Cable TV Pioneers by The Cable Center, the nonprofit educational arm of the cable industry.

SCTE is a non-profit professional association that provides technical leadership for the telecommunications industry and serves its members through professional development, standards, certification and information.