NEW YORK, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), today announced Irene M. Esteves, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Time Warner Cable, as honorary chair of the NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast. Held as part of Cable Connection - Spring, the event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, 2012, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (EDT) at the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, Massachusetts.
The NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast will be highlighted by the presentation of the Next Generation Leaders Awards honoring emerging executives of color for their professional achievements as well as their efforts in fostering multi-ethnic diversity and inclusion. Presented in partnership with Multichannel News, the Next Generation Leaders Awards recognize business leaders age 45 and under in four categories: Cable MSO, Cable Programmer, Technology Company or Discipline and Creative Discipline. This year's honorees will be announced Tuesday, April 10.
A member of Time Warner Cable's senior management team, Esteves oversees all of the company's finance functions, including treasury, accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax, mergers and acquisitions, and investor relations. In her 30-year career, Esteves has held positions in finance, strategy, business development and M&A at several leading U.S. and international companies.
NAMIC board directors, Mark DePietro, vice president, strategy and business development, Motorola, and Michelle Rice, executive vice president, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, TV One are this year's planning committee co-chairs.
For more information about the 2012 NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast including questions pertaining to sponsorship and ticket/table purchases, contact Sandra Girado, director of Meetings and Events, at NAMIC National, 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 2,600 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.