Mary Meduski Named WICT Board Chair

Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) has announced its 2013 Board of Directors. Mary Meduski, Suddenlink executive vice president and chief financial officer, was elected to serve a two-year term as board chair.  She served as vice chair in 2012 and as treasurer in 2009 and 2010.

With nearly 10,000 members, WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the cable and telecommunications industry.

WICT Honors Suddenlink’s Jennifer Frager

Jennifer Frager, director of customer care at Suddenlink’s Lubbock, Texas, call center, was honored as Chapter Leader of the Year for 2012 by Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT). Jennifer serves as vice president of WICT’s Greater Texas Chapter.

WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the cable and telecommunications industry.

WICT Names Suddenlink ‘Rising Leaders’

Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) recently announced the participants in its 2012 Rising Leaders Program. The list includes several Suddenlink managers: Amy Brown, Director Senior Counsel, St. Louis, Mo.; Nancy Gray, Director Cash Disbursement, Tyler, Texas; Alee Hartline, Market Segment Manager, Lubbock, Texas; Virginia Hartley, Billing Manager, St. Louis; Deanna Hornback, General Manager, Jonesboro, Ark.; Cynthia Jackson, Director Customer Care, Tyler; Kimberlee LaPoint, General Manager, Lake Charles, La; Julie Sparlin, Manager IT, St. Louis; and Amy Wildegrude-Atkins, Regional Dispatch Manager, Tyler. Nearly 200 women applied for this intensive, week-long industry leadership program.

In December, WICT, in collaboration with the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), named Suddenlink one of the cable industry’s top five companies for women for a third year.

New Ladders Step Up to Safety, Workforce Diversity

In its introduction of the new Lunar™ extension ladder this week, Little Giant Ladder Systems also announced its partnership with Suddenlink in helping develop the lighter-weight equipment.

In a Little Giant press release, Mary E. Meduski, Suddenlink Executive Vice President and CFO, and Executive Board Member for Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), said, “Our hard-working technicians, including many capable women, have difficult work assignments that often require them to carry industrial-weight equipment. By partnering with Little Giant Ladder Systems in developing these new products, Suddenlink can now reduce the current job weight-carrying requirement to help encourage the recruitment of a more diverse workforce in our technical operations group.”

“The lower weight requirement gives more people opportunities to be a part of our technical workforce,” added Suddenlink Vice President of Technical Operations Andrew Parrott. “Suddenlink and Little Giant Ladder Systems are innovative leaders in our respective industries. Working together helps Suddenlink keep its commitment to find new ways to open doors for a more diverse workforce and to provide better service, while helping our employees do so with ease and maximum safety.”

A video of the Lunar™ ladder can be viewed on YouTube.

Suddenlink Among Best for Women in Cable

Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced the recipients of its Best Companies for Women in Cable honors, based on results of the 2011 WICT PAR (Pay Equity, Advancement Opportunities, and Resources for Work/Life Support) Survey.

In the cable provider category, Suddenlink was included in the prestigious Top Five, along with Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Comcast and Bright House Networks.

The survey was conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management in collaboration with the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications AIM Survey. A full survey report will be released later this year.

Read the full WICT press release here.

WICT Chapter Honors Suddenlink’s Dave Gilles

The Greater Texas Chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) recently recognized cable industry leaders at the 2011 Lone Star Awards. Among the 2011 honorees was Senior Vice President of Suddenlink Regional Operations Dave Gilles, who received the North Star Advocate Award. The North Star Award is presented to a man or woman with a track record of devoting time and resources to the personal and professional development of others within the cable telecommunications industry.