NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nancy Dubuc, president and chief executive officer of A+E Networks, has been named honorary co-chair for the 27th Annual NAMIC Conference. Presented as part of Diversity Week, the Annual NAMIC Conference is scheduled for October 8-9, 2013 at the New York Marriott Marquis.
"We are thrilled to have the continued support of A&E Networks, one of the industry's longstanding champions of diversity and inclusion," said Alicin Williamson, interim head of NAMIC and principal, The Raben Group, "Nancy is among cable's most distinguished innovators and her leadership will be invaluable as we produce an informative and engaging conference."
In her role as A+E Networks' third CEO in the company's nearly 30-year history, Dubuc operates a portfolio of networks encompassing A&E®, Lifetime®, HISTORY®, LMN®, bio.®, H2™, HISTORY en Espanol™, Crime & Investigation Network®, Military HISTORY®, LRW™ channels, as well as A&E Indie Films®, A+E Networks International®, A+E Networks Digital® and A+E Networks Consumer Products®. An award-winning executive, Dubuc was named a 2007 Wonder Woman by Multichannel News and WICT. The Hollywood Reporter annually names her to their Power 100: Top Women in Entertainment, and Variety featured her in their annual Women's Impact Report. In 2007, she received the Preserve America Presidential Award, the highest national award for historic preservation achievement, for HISTORY's Save Our History® initiative.
Dubuc commented: "A + E Networks is proud to support NAMIC and its 27th Annual Conference. By cultivating and developing leaders through its programs and initiatives, NAMIC plays a vital role in advancing the pipeline of professionals of color on and off screen. The conference is a wonderful opportunity to spotlight diversity and its impact on innovation, business growth and profitability."
Since its inception, the Annual NAMIC Conference has emerged as the industry's most comprehensive educational forum addressing multi-ethnic inclusion as a business imperative. In keeping with the event's standard of excellence, the 27th Annual NAMIC Conference will showcase a diverse line-up of thought leaders and experts driving forward-thinking dialogue. Over the course of the two-day forum, professionals at all levels and from varying disciplines will share their perspectives on timely topics via dynamic presentations and interactive sessions.
For more information on the Annual NAMIC Conference or for inquiries pertaining to sponsorship contact Sandra Girado, senior director of Meetings and Events at NAMIC National, 212-594-5985. To access online registration visit http://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 2,200 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, and Twitter.