Media Credentials Are Available for the 2011 NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast

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    Media Credentials Are Available for the 2011 NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast

    HONORING BUSINESS LEADERS FOR ADVANCING DIVERSITY WITHIN THE COMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY – THURSDAY, JUNE 16TH/MCCORMICK PLACE

    PR Newswire

    WHAT:

    2011 NAMIC ANNUAL AWARDS BREAKFAST

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    Presented by the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications, the NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast is held in conjunction with Cable Connection – Spring as part of the National Cable Telecommunications Association's Cable Show 2011 scheduled for June 14-16 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. The NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast will be highlighted by the presentation of the Next Generation Leader Awards honoring executives of color who are demonstrating exceptional business acumen and embody NAMIC's mission to educate, advocate and empower to achieve multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry.  Awards are presented in four categories: Cable MSO, Cable Programmer, Technology Company or Discipline and the newly added award for achievements in the Creative Discipline.  Additionally, the association will present the Friend of NAMIC Award, which is conferred upon individuals or companies that have demonstrated a resolute commitment to advancing the cause and ideals of NAMIC.

    WHO:

    Distinguished recipients of the 2011 Next Generation Leaders Awards include: Vincent C. Cordero, executive vice president and general manager, FOX Deportes; Devin C. Johnson, general manager, Digital Works@NBCU, NBCUniversal; Howard Lee, senior vice president, Production and Development, TLC, Discovery Communications; and Stephen Thomas, area vice president, City of Chicago, Comcast Cable.  Mae A. Douglas, executive vice president and chief people officer, Cox Communications, is the recipient of the Friend of NAMIC Award.  David L. Cohen, executive vice president, Comcast Corporation is the honorary chair for the 2011 NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast.  Jose Diaz-Balart, anchor of Telemundo Network News is the host of the 2011 NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast.  

    Kathy Johnson, president, NAMIC will also be on-hand at this year's NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast.  Ms. Johnson is also available for interviews.

    WHEN:

    Thursday, June 16, 2011 – 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. (CT) – PRESS CHECK-IN 6:30 A.M.

    WHERE:

    McCormick Place Convention Center – Chicago, IL (Grand Ballroom)

    WHY:

    EXCELLENT COVERAGE OPPORTUNITIES      

    NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) is the premier organization focusing on multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry. Founded in 1980 as a non-profit trade association, today NAMIC comprises over 2,200 professionals belonging to a network of 16 chapters nationwide. Through initiatives that focus on education, advocacy and empowerment, NAMIC champions equity and inclusion in the workforce, with special attention given to ensuring that the leadership cadres of our nation's communications industry giants reflect the multi-ethnic richness of the populations they serve. For more information, please visit www.namic.com and stay connected to NAMIC on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and DiversityLive: The Business > Social NAMIC Network.

    FOR MEDIA CREDENTIALS/INTERVIEW REQUESTS CONTACT:

    Charmaine Chapman

    BTB Communications

    CALL/TXT:  310-902-8617

    EMAIL: char@btbcommunications.com

    /PRNewswire — June 8, 2011/

    SOURCE NAMIC