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NAMIC Announces Chapter Officers For 2018 Term

WASHINGTONJan. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) has announced its 2018 roster of newly elected and incumbent Chapter Board Officers.

Each NAMIC chapter contains a board of directors that is responsible for understanding and implementing NAMIC’s strategy in their communities. These boards effectively execute valuable networking and professional development events and programs  and, most importantly, they are responsible for effectively engaging  members in their markets.

“I’m excited to be working with this talented group of professionals who represent a broad cross section of the communications industry,” said Eglon E. Simons, president and CEO of NAMIC. “We appreciate their leadership and commitment to the NAMIC mission and to the advancement of diversity and inclusion in our industry.”

The NAMIC Chapter Officers serving for 2018 are:

NAMIC – Atlanta

President – Stacy Cole, Director, Government & Community Affairs, Comcast; Vice President – Holly Robinson, Director, Cox Media Business Operations, Cox Communications, Inc.; Treasurer – Arthur S. Tyson, III, Sr. Manager, Business Development & Strategy, Turner – Cartoon Network; Secretary – Twila Hawthorne, Senior Network Engineer, The Weather Channel/The Weather Group; Immediate Past President – Alana Moton-Leverette, Marketing Director, Comcast Business, Big South Region

NAMIC – The Carolinas

President – Jamie Bell, Senior Manager, Billing Database Maintenance, Charter Communications; Vice President – Tanara Tipton, System & Tools Business Analyst, Charter Communications; Treasurer – Morris Whitner, Director, Business Planning, Charter Communications; Secretary – Lakeysia Council, Operations Manager, Charter Communications; Immediate Past President – Monica Alexander, Director, Customer Tools, Charter Communications

NAMIC – Chicago

President – Andre Brown, Customer Care Director, Comcast; Vice President – Nancy Robles, Customer Service Manager, Comcast Cable Communications Inc.; Treasurer – Felisha Bosby, Supervisor – Regional Work Force Operations, Comcast; Secretary – Jeremy Trask, Technical Operations Supervisor, Comcast

NAMIC – Denver

President – Raoul De Sota, Managing Director, MetaMedia Reporting; Vice President – Judy Brown, Senior Field Engineering Business Analyst, Charter Communications; Secretary – Susan Burgstiner, President, Marketing On Demand Inc.; Past President – Eric Claytor, SVP, Sales and Marketing Distribution, Entertainment Studios

NAMIC – Detroit

President – Jacqueline A. Lenton, Senior Director, Human Resources, Comcast Cable; Vice President – Mark S. Lee, Founder, President & CEO, The LEE Group; Treasurer – Abhijeet Kumar, Manager, Business Services, Comcast; Past President – Mikel D. Slater, Vice President, Human Resources, Comcast

NAMIC – Mid-Atlantic

President – Sangeetha Subramanian, Client Engagement Manager, Nonprofit HR; Vice President – Sonorak Leng, Enterprise Account Executive, Cox Business

NAMIC – Minnesota

President – David Vang, Supervisor, Technical Operations, Comcast; Vice President – Jonathan Hardman, Supervisor, Comcast; Treasurer – Jennifer Brown, Revenue Assurance Rep 2, Comcast; Secretary – Malena Talley, Onboarding Support Central Supervisor, Comcast

NAMIC – New England

President – Kamilah A’Vant, NAMIC New England; Vice President – Trina Baker, Norwegian Airlines; Board of Directors – Hugo Balta, Senior Director, Multicultural Content, ESPN and Janine Fondon, President & Founder,; Chapter Mentor – Jacqueline Gadsden, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion and Customer Experience, Comcast Corporation, Greater Boston Region

NAMIC – New York

President – Sandra Garcia-Lowery, Manager, Marketing Solutions, Clear Channel Outdoor; Vice President – Rahdiah Barnes, Account Manager; Treasurer – Kiana Sinclair, Senior Account Manager, WebMD; Secretary – Morgan Johnson, Content Distribution Coordinator, Revolt TV & Media; Past President – Nicole Granston, Senior Manager, Showtime Networks, Inc.

NAMIC – Philadelphia

President – Mia Beasley-Bonds, Senior Manager, Comcast; Vice President – Dwayne Bien-Aime, AVP, Pricing Strategy, J.P. Morgan Chase; Treasurer – Marsha Lawton, Senior Technical Analyst, Comcast; Secretary – Naomi A.W. Carter, Financial Operations Consultant, Comcast

NAMIC – San Francisco Bay Area

President – Mitzi Givens Russell, Franchise Operations and Compliance Manager, Comcast Cable; Vice President – Ken Maxey, Director, Government Affairs, Comcast

NAMIC – South Florida

President – Carolina Loris, Programming Manager, Scripps Networks Interactive; Vice President – Maki Yazawa, Marketing Coordinator, Latin America, Scripps Networks Interactive

NAMIC – Southern California

President – Eric Beard, Agent/Executive Trainee, Endeavor Content; Vice President – Sandy Nunez, Coordinating Producer, ESPN; Treasurer – Danielle Green, Finance Executive, Showtime Networks; Secretary – Amir Zolfaghari, Distribution Assistant, A+E Networks

NAMIC – St. Louis

President – Jennifer Littles, Principal, Transparent Marketing Agency

NAMIC – Tennessee

President – Jill Hollingsworth, Human Resources, Scripps Networks Interactive; Vice President – Sybil Bailey, Program Distribution Manager, International, Scripps Networks Interactive; Treasurer – Tara Gentry, Media Strategies Coordinator, Scripps Networks Interactive; Secretary – Carlo Angelo Hernandez, Coordinator, Programming Strategy, CMT/Viacom

NAMIC – Virginia

President – Vonya Alleyne, VP, Field Human Resources, Cox Communications; Vice President – Lakysha Laing, Director, Customer Care, Cox Communications; Treasurer – Kenneth Rand, Business Manager, Cox Communications; Secretary – Shinese Collins, Director, Customer Care, Cox Communications; Project Manager – Lakiesha Jones, Director, Customer Care, Cox Communications

For more information on the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications visit or contact NAMIC National headquarters at 212-594-5985.


NAMIC (National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications) is the premier organization focusing on cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion in the communications industry. More than 3,500 professionals belong to a network of 18 chapters nationwide. Through initiatives that target leadership development, advocacy and empowerment, NAMIC collaborates with industry partners to grow and nurture a workforce that reflects the cultural richness of the populations served. Please visit for more information about NAMIC and its many opportunities.

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