NAMIC Announces 2016 Elected Chapter Officers

Newly Elected Leaders Set To Convene In Miami February 4-5 For Strategic Planning Forum

Feb 02, 2016, 17:13 ET from NAMIC

NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) today announced its roster of 2016 Chapter Officers.  Elected by their peers, newly elected and incumbent officers are serving two-year terms as of January 1, 2016.

A leading professional trade association founded in 1980, NAMIC's mission is to educate, advocate and empower for diversity within the media and entertainment industry. The newly elected officers representing NAMIC's 16 nationwide chapters are scheduled to convene in Miami on February 4-5, 2016 to participate in strategic planning sessions focused on team building, membership development and branding recognition.

"Our chapters are central to NAMIC's success and we are excited to collaborate with this talented group of officers. NAMIC National applauds the contributions being made by our regional leadership when servicing our members and partnering companies within the chapter markets nationwide," said Eglon Simons, President and CEO of NAMIC.  

A complete list of the 2016 NAMIC Chapter Officers follows:

NAMIC – ATLANTA: President - Alana Moton-Leverette, Director of Marketing, Comcast; Vice President - Joyclan Sumpter, Consultant; Treasurer - Holly Robinson, Director, Cox Media Business Operations, Cox Communications, Inc.;
Secretary - Nichelle Evans, MBA, Director, Human Resources, Comcast Cable, Central Division.

NAMIC – CAROLINAS: President - Monica Alexander, Director, Customer Tools, Time Warner Cable; Vice President - Garth M. David, Senior Financial Analyst, Time Warner Cable;  Treasurer - Carlos Cuevas, Senior Manager, Finance, Time Warner Cable; Secretary - Martina Ackridge, Database Administrator, Time Warner Cable; Immediate Past President - Monica Moore, Regional Manager, Commercial Business Intelligence and Applications, Time Warner Cable.

NAMIC – CHICAGO: President - Anthony Robinson, Executive Care Manager, Comcast Corporation; Vice President - Steve Thomas, Area Vice President, Comcast;  Treasurer - Nancy Robles, Customer Service Manager, Comcast; Secretary - Felisha Bosby, FTC Supervisor, Comcast.

NAMIC – DENVER: President - Eric Claytor, SVP, Sales and Marketing DistributionEntertainment Studios; Vice President - Nisha Pinto, Director, Inventory, Starz Entertainment LLC; Treasurer - Raoul De Sota, Managing Director, ETJ Enterprises; Secretary - Rebecca Ballesteros, Legal Consultant.

NAMIC – HOUSTON: President - Taqiyya Wallace, Manager, Billing | Customer Care Department, Time Warner Cable Business Class; Vice President - Iba Sambe, Retention Development Manager, Time Warner Cable; Treasurer - Brenda Lazano, Retention Supervisor, Time Warner Cable; Secretary - Asha Fahie, Commercial Billing Lead, Time Warner Cable Business Class.

NAMIC – MID-ATLANTIC: President - Kashyap Kabaria, Sr. Manager, National Systems Infrastructure, Time Warner Cable; Vice President - Mauri Thomas, Manager, Network Provisioning, TNO Network & Operations Support, Time Warner Cable; Treasurer - Jason Rademacher, Attorney, Cooley LLP; Secretary - W. Brian Edge, Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer, Washington Gas.

NAMIC – MINNESOTA: President - Gregory Salvatore, Manager, Employee Communications, Comcast; Vice President - David Vang, Supervisor, Technical Operations, Comcast; Treasurer - Malena Talley, Supervisor, Billing, Comcast; Secretary - Larry Rodrigue, CommTech 5, Comcast.

NAMIC – NEW ENGLAND: PresidentKamilah A'Vant, Senior Manager of TV Station Distribution, Media General, Inc.

NAMIC – NEW YORK: President - Nicole Granston, Senior Manager, Affiliate Finance, Showtime Networks, Inc.; Vice President - Keith Anderson, Director, Content Distribution, Univision Communications, Inc.; Treasurer - Sean Gupta, Vice President, Programming Strategy, BET Networks;  Secretary - Jessica Garcia, Senior Coordinator, Program Scheduling, Viacom/BET Networks.

NAMIC – PHILADELPHIA: President - Angel A. Arocho, Senior Director, Ops Compliance, Comcast; Vice President - Rich Belizaire, Financial Analyst; Treasurer - Dwayne Bien-Aime, Consultant, Comcast; Secretary - Aisha Riley, Administrative Assistant, Comcast Nat'l Customer Operations, Comcast.

NAMIC – SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA: President - Mitzi Givens-Russell, Franchise Operations and Compliance Manager, Comcast Cable, Inc.; Vice President - Ken Maxey, Director, Government Affairs, Comcast.

NAMIC – SOUTH FLORIDA:  President - Paul Biava, Regional VP of Technical Operations,  Comcast, Florida Region; Vice President - Ray Roundtree,  CFO - Regional VP of Finance, Comcast, Florida Region; Treasurer - Carleesha Porter, Director, Human Resources, Comcast Communications; Secretary - Zurelys Cardenas, Senior Manager of HR,  Comcast, Florida Region.

NAMIC – SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: President - Tisha Harris, Head of Scheduling and On-Air Planning, Z Living; Vice President - AJ Feliciano, Manager, Alternative Programming, NBCUniversal - Syfy; Treasurer - Judith Florido, Marketing Coordinator, FUSE; Secretary - Christina Hill, Manager, Affiliate Client Services, Disney and ESPN Media Networks.

NAMIC – ST. LOUIS/MISSOURI: PresidentTodd Gatzke, Director, Technical Operations/Engineering Operations, Comcast; Vice President - Byron Williamson, Human Resources Manager, Comcast; Treasurer - Dina Mitchell, Administrative Assistant, Comcast; Secretary - Vivian Lowe, Administrative Assistant, Suddenlink Communications.   

NAMIC – TENNESSEE: President - Ryan Rowland, Senior Designer, CMT; Vice President - Jill Hollingsworth, Human Resources, Scripps Networks Interactive; Treasurer - Charlotte Coffer, Manager, Event Marketing, Scripps Networks Interactive; Secretary - Sybil Bailey, Program Distribution Manager, International, Scripps Networks Interactive.

NAMIC – WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA: President - Danny Rodriguez, Coordinating Producer, Root Sports.

For more information on NAMIC's programs and membership, visit or contact NAMIC National at 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 2,700 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. Comcast | NBCUniversal, Time Warner Cable and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. are NAMIC's Platinum Annual Corporate Sponsors. For more information, please visit and stay connected to NAMIC on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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