NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) today announced its call for nominations for the 2010 Next Generation Leaders Awards. Since its inception in 2006, the Next Generation Leaders Awards have recognized up-and-coming executives that are exemplifying NAMIC's mission to educate, advocate and empower for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry. The Next Generation Leaders Awards are presented in conjunction with the NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast held as part of Cable Connection–Spring. Scheduled for Thursday, May 13, 2010 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., this year's NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast will be held at the JW Marriott at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.
"Two-thousand and ten marks NAMIC's thirtieth anniversary, and the slate of education and leadership development programs that we facilitate to foster a multi-ethnic workforce is stronger than ever," said Kathy Johnson, president, NAMIC. "We are honored to recognize emerging leaders of color that represent our industry's pipeline of diverse executives and typify NAMIC's mission."
Executives of color age 45 or under are eligible to be nominated for Next Generation Leaders Awards in three categories: Cable MSO, Cable Programmer and Technology Company or Discipline. The nominations submissions deadline is February 22, 2010. Those wishing to enter a colleague demonstrating exceptional practices of diversity and inclusion should visit www.namic.com to obtain the complete overview of the eligibility criteria and nomination process.
The Next Generation Leaders Awards are presented in partnership with Multichannel News. To date, sponsors of the 2010 NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast include the NCTA, Suddenlink and A&E.
For more information regarding the 2010 NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast and the Next Generation Leaders Awards nominations process contact Sandra Girado, director of Meetings and Events, NAMIC at 212-594-5985, ext. 23. Inquiries pertaining to sponsorship or table/ticket purchases should be directed to Danny McGlone, NAMIC's vice president of Fund Development at 212-594-5985, ext. 13. Registration for the NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast can be accessed online by visiting www.namic.com.
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 2,000 professionals belonging to a network of 18 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.