the Winners Are….
in 2007, CTHRA’s Excellence in HR Awards
program was created to honor HR professionals
within the cable and satellite industry whose
outstanding achievement, leadership and innovation
have positively impacted business results. The
caliber of nominations this year was incredibly
strong, making the selections especially difficult.
Broadcasting System’s Global Technology
and Operations (GTO) HR Team was selected
as the 2014 Team Innovator of the Year for its
successful realignment of the visual effects and
animation division of the company which resulted
in increased internal utilization of the company’s
Studio Effects. In his nomination of the HR team,
Arthur David, VP of Effects,
wrote, “My leadership team and I could not
have asked for better partnership and expertise
or more dedicated effort as we took unprecedented
actions to reshape our organization and position
us for future success.” In the next issue
of HR Pulse, we’ll detail Turner
Broadcasting System’s award-winning efforts.
Aspiring Leader award recognizes an emerging HR
professional whose fresh perspective, inventive
ideas and innovative approach have positively
impacted the leadership and culture of the organization.
The individual must exhibit professional excellence
and a commitment to his/her work in the cable
and satellite industry. CTHRA’s 2014 Aspiring
Leader is Beth Biggs, Senior
Director of Benefits for Charter Communications.
Since joining the company in 2010, Beth has been
an invaluable resource with respect to driving
quality programs, delivering results and ensuring
Charter is competitive in its benefits offerings.
Last year, Beth’s scope of responsibility
was expanded to include mergers and acquisitions.
demonstrated exceptional leadership as she positioned
Charter for necessary changes including Health
Care Reform. She brings innovation and an inventive
approach to the programs she implements,”
shared Abby Pfeiffer, SVP of HR for Charter Communications.
recipient of the 2014 Leadership Excellence Award
is Kerri St. Jean, SVP of HR
for Comcast Cable, Northeast Division. Kerri has
more than 20 years of experience in the cable
industry and has held positions at Cablevision,
MediaOne and AT&T Broadband. Throughout the
years, she has been a visionary leader. Over the
past five years, Comcast has evolved into a pay-for-performance
culture that had its seeds in programs that launched
and thrived on Kerri’s watch. In addition,
The Northeast Division’s bonus program became
the model for Comcast’s National Frontline
Bonus Program that rewards Comcasters across the
country for improvements in Customer Experience
ScoreCard Metrics. The Northeast Division’s
Compensation Center of Expertise (COE) served
as the model for the enterprise-wide Compensation
COE that Comcast HR has today. Furthermore, efforts
on behalf of veterans and reservists in the Northeast
Division have been instrumental in Comcast being
included in G.I. Jobs’ annual list of the
nation’s top military-friendly employers.
Kerri’s nominator, William Strahan,
EVP of HR for Comcast Cable, also touted Kerri’s
achievements as a change agent, trusted advisor,
people developer, and influencer.
We hope you’ll
join us in Philadelphia on October 14 to honor
these three deserving recipients at CTHRA’s
Excellence in HR Awards Luncheon which will take
place during our Insight & Impact Symposium.
You can reserve your seat by registering
now. The 2014 honorees will also be featured
in CTHRA’s HR Pulse member newsletter
and in Multichannel News. We are pleased
to have the awards sponsored by Multichannel