CTHRA Seeks Nominees for 2014 Awards to Highlight HR Pros’ Business Impact
As HR professionals we innovate, motivate, mediate, negotiate and initiate. However, for a long time, we often did these things without ever drawing any attention to ourselves. Instead, we let those other departments, such as marketing and technology, take the center stage. In a time when every employee from every type of job function is expected to measure, report and contribute, anonymity isn’t the best policy. It’s high time for HR pros to own their accomplishments and receive accolades for them.   [read more]

HR Must Influence to Succeed
Thoughts from Think Tank 2014
By Chris Powell, CTHRA’s HR Advisor

On April 1st and 2nd, senior-level HR executives from across the cable industry convened in New York City for CTHRA’s Think Tank for HR Executives. This event always focuses on critical and emerging topics, and this year’s dialog centered on defining the HR role relative to an ever-morphing marketplace, workplace and workforce expectations. Attendees joined with the featured speaker, Professor Patrick Wright, Ph.D. to discuss the seven roles HR leaders have at any given time. Keep reading to find out what the seven roles are and Dr. Wright’s advice for HR leaders. [read more]


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CTHRA Nets Two New Board Members
CTHRA is pleased to announce two new appointments to our Board of Directors: Robert Fodge, Vice President of HR Business Services for Comcast, and NJ Pesci, SVP of HR Domestic and International Business for Scripps Networks Interactive.

College Cash for Cable Industry Employees, Spouses and Children
The Mid-America Weary Scholarship Foundation will award six scholarships of $3,000 each to cable industry employees, their spouses and children in the Mid-America region. The scholarship is funded by the late Cable Pioneer Robert Weary. Applications are due by June 16. For more information, click here.

Symposium Committee Announced
Work is well underway to revolutionize your HR Symposium experience! The program is being developed by these industry professionals: Co-chair Eric Hawkins, EVP of HR Management for Discovery Communications, Co-chair Scott Murphy, SVP of HR for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., Seth Feit, Group Vice President of HR for Time Warner Cable, Robert Fodge, Vice President of Comcast Business,  Angela Mazeres, Senior Director of HR for Bright House Networks and Kelley Pearson, Vice President for TD Madison & Associates. 

This year's HR Symposium will be held on Tuesday, October 14 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Watch your inbox for further details!

Member Accolades
CTHRA Board Member Eric Hawkins was promoted to Executive Vice President (EVP), Human Resources Management, at Discovery Communications!  Eric will continue to oversee Human Resources Management for all of Discovery's U.S. networks and joint ventures and he will also now oversee the Corporate Global Organizational Talent Review (OTR) as well as Discovery’s new HR 2020 initiative.  [read more]

Several of CTHRA’s members were included in CableFAX’sThe Most Powerful Women in Cable: Sheryl Anderson, CTHRA President and EVP of HR and Administration for Starz, Maria Arias, Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Comcast, Pat Crull, Group VP and Chief Learning Officer for Time Warner Cable, Adria Alpert Romm, Senior EVP of HR and Global Diversity for Discovery Communications, Martha Soehren, SVP and Chief Learning Officer for Comcast Cable, Rhonda Taylor, CTHRA Board Member and Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer for Cox Communication (pictured in the center of the cover photo), Italia Commiso-Weinand, EVP of Programming and HR for Mediacom.  We tip our hats to these ladies for their well-deserved recognition.

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