CTAM Also Honors Extraordinary Volunteer Leaders
(Alexandria, VA – June 1, 2005) CTAM Chairman Len Fogge, EVP Creative & Marketing, Showtime Networks, has selected Josh Sapan, President & CEO of Rainbow Media Holdings Inc., as the distinguished recipient of the CTAM Chairman's Award. Sapan is being recognized for his unparalleled leadership of the CTAM Educational Foundation and its centerpiece Executive Management Program at the Harvard Business School, more well-known as CTAM U.
"As one of the original founders in 1996, Sapan envisioned a world class educational program to help industry rising stars meet the challenges of an increasingly competitive marketplace," said Fogge. "During his five years as Foundation Chair, he ensured its financial stability, and unified a dynamic group of industry leaders, who remain committed to making CTAM U. one of the finest programs of its kind, not only in cable, but in the country," continued Fogge.
Furthermore, CTAM is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2005 TAMI and Rainmaker Awards. The TAMI award is given in recognition of volunteer service and extraordinary leadership to outstanding member volunteers who have contributed significantly to the overall success and growth of the organization. The annual Rainmaker Awards are given to CTAM members who have played an essential role in supporting the organization's goal of helping the cable business grow through the corporate initiative projects. The winners in both categories follow.
TAMI Award Winners
Kim Cannon, GM, Time Warner Cable, for building the awareness and prestige of the Mark Awards among MSO colleagues.
David S. Charmatz, SVP, Research, Analysis, & Strategy, Starz Entertainment Group LLC, for leading the 2005 Research Conference.
Paul S. Lenburg, President, Media Frontiers, Inc., for developing the Evolving Use of Television and Its Content research study.
Mark Tomizawa, President/CEO, SMASH Advertising, for his leadership in bringing the creative and agency community to CTAM.
Adriana Waterston, Director of Marketing, Horowitz Associates, Inc., for developing multifaceted projects for CTAM's Multicultural Marketing Committee.
Rainmaker Award Winners
Suzanne Keenan, SVP National Customer Service and Comcast University, Comcast Corporation, for serving as the architect of CTAM's Customer Care initiatives, including leading the development of very successful Forums.
Arthur Orduna, VP Strategic Initiatives, Advance/Newhouse Communications, for serving as an architect for projects to bridge the gap between marketing and technology.
Thomas P. Southwick, SVP Corporate Communications, Starz Entertainment Group LLC, for serving as an architect and spokesman for CTAM's On Demand Consortium's publicity campaign.
Bill Stemper, VP, Cox Business Services, Cox Communications, Inc., for leading the creation of Commercial Services initiatives, including co-chairing the 2004 and 2005 Seminars.
Joanne Wayne, Senior Director Media, Time Warner Cable for leading the Marketing Co-op Media Committee to improve media planning procedures and providing a strong voice for the cable companies.
All of the 2005 awards will be presented during special ceremonies at The CTAM Summit, The World Cable-Heavyweight Conference, scheduled for July 24-26, 2005 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
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CTAM, the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing, is dedicated to helping the cable industry grow by advancing consumer and business-to-business marketing excellence, facilitating collaborative marketing initiatives, and encouraging the mastery of new technology-based products. CTAM helps consumers understand the benefits of cable through national initiatives such as OnlyCableCan (SM), Cable Movers Hotline (SM) and CTAM On Demand Consortium. CTAM provides marketing education, information and networking opportunities to its more than 5,000 members, through conferences, consumer research, publications, www.ctam.com, a network of regional chapters, and the CTAM Educational Foundation's centerpiece initiative, the CTAM Executive Management Program at the Harvard Business School.