NEW YORK, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications), today announced David L. Cohen, executive vice president, Comcast Corporation, as honorary chair for the NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast. Held as part of Cable Connection - Spring, the event is scheduled for Thursday, June 16, 2011, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. (CT) at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.
The NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast will be highlighted by the presentation of the Next Generation Leaders 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.
"As an Annual Corporate Sponsor, Comcast Corporation has been a longtime supporter of our national initiatives and a distinguished diversity champion," said Kathy Johnson, president, NAMIC. "We are honored to have David Cohen join us as we spotlight the pipeline of multi-ethnic executives who are making a difference in our business and the communities we serve."
In Cohen's role as executive vice president, he manages a broad portfolio of responsibilities, including corporate communications, government affairs, public affairs, corporate administration, and serves as senior counselor to the CEO. A member of the NAMIC Board of Advisors, Cohen's extensive civic and charitable activities also include serving on the board of the National Urban League and the Corporate Advisory Board of the National Council of La Raza. An award-winning business leader, Cohen has received numerous honors including the National Cable and Telecommunications Association Vanguard Award for Leadership and Impact in the Cable Industry, the Association of Cable Communicators President's Award, and the National Urban League of Philadelphia Business Leader of the Year Award.
"I'm thrilled to be honorary chair of this year's NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast and look forward to recognizing the exceptional multi-cultural communications leaders in our industry," said Cohen. "These awards will not only highlight their great achievements, but they also serve as an encouragement to others to maintain a strong commitment to diversity."
NAMIC board directors, James G. Brown, senior vice president, ESPN Rise, ESPN, Inc., and Michelle Rice, executive vice president, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, TV One are the planning committee co-chairs for the 2011 NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast.
For more information about the 2011 NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast, contact Sandra Girado, director of Meetings and Events, at the NAMIC national headquarters, 212-594-5985. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Questions pertaining to sponsorship and ticket/table purchases should be directed to Daniel J. McGlone, vice president of Fund Development, NAMIC, 212-594-5985.
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 2,000 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 on NAMIC, visit http://www.namic.com.