WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, November 2, 2011, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC Mid-Atlantic) will present Mae Douglas, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer for Cox Communications, its inaugural "Diversity Champion Award."
The award will be presented at a reception to be held at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum, located at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, in Washington D.C.
NAMIC Mid-Atlantic Chapter President Sherry Hubbard says, "Mae is uniquely qualified to receive our very first Diversity Champion Award. I've known her for years and in that time she has been such an inspiration for many in the telecommunications industry. It is a befitting tribute. We are setting a high standard for future honorees."
In her current role, one she's held since 2000, Ms. Douglas is responsible for setting the human capital strategy in support of Cox Communications' long term strategy and operating plans. She works with the company's executive team to drive talent and leadership development, organizational development, workforce planning and recruiting, employee relations, labor relations, diversity and inclusion, compensation and human resources management systems.
During Ms. Douglas' distinguished career, she has been recognized nationally for her advocacy of diversity efforts and leadership development across the cable industry. In 2008, Savoy Magazine listed her among their Top 100 Blacks in Corporate America. In 2011, she was presented the Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership by the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA). Also, this year, she was presented with the Friend of NAMIC Award for outstanding leadership and commitment to diversity by the national organization.
Ms. Douglas has also received recognition for her company's human resources practices from organizations such as Women in Cable and Telecommunications (WICT), Diversity Inc., Training Magazine and Working Mother Media.
Hubbard notes, "This award has been created to recognize those individuals working within the communications industry who have made significant contributions to the advancement of diversity. Like Mae, future honorees will exemplify the highest standards of excellence, achievement and diversity engagement and will have distinguished themselves in their specific field of expertise."
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.
To learn more about NAMIC's Mid-Atlantic Chapter visit NAMIC's website at www.namic.com. For more information regarding the awards program, contact Felicia Blow at (757) 222-8432 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE Cox Communications