Tina Pidgeon, Sr. Vice President of GCI, to Moderate Panel
For Immediate Release
Contact: Ted Hearn
PITTSBURGH, March 1, 2019 – In addition to many D.C. and industry speakers, ACA’s 26th Washington, D.C., Summit will feature a wide-ranging panel discussion on leadership and trends in today’s broadband industry, addressing competition, workforce issues and financial administration.
“We’re honored to welcome these talented industry executives who will report on their experience with expanding advanced networks, staffing requirements, and the ever-changing competitive marketplace,” ACA President and CEO Matthew M. Polka said.
Tina Pidgeon, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, GCI, will moderate the discussion, which will be held on March 20, from 1:50 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. ET at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Northwest D.C.
Joining Ms. Pidgeon will be:
· Patricia Jo Boyers, President, Boycom Communications;
· Maria Brennan, President & CEO, WICT (Women in Cable Telecommunications);
· Katherine Gessner, Vice President, Strategic Planning & Policy, MCTV; and
· Italia Commisso Weinand, Executive Vice President, Programming & HR, Mediacom Communications
Each leader that operates cable systems and broadband networks does so in different parts of the country – from Alaska to Missouri to Ohio and throughout the Midwest – and have identified the critical success factors to increase their presence in the marketplace and deliver quality service to their customers.
“Today’s broadband leader must achieve excellence across divergent categories, including attracting and retaining quality staff, exploring new measurements in customer service, and anticipating trends in broadband services. Joining us at the Summit in this discussion is WICT’s President and CEO Maria Brennan, who will review specific workforce topics,” Polka added.
The ACA Summit is a special event where independent broadband companies serving hometown America connect with the leading lawmakers and regulators as well as media representatives on the communications policy beat in Washington, D.C.
The ACA Summit website includes event details and secure online registration. Please visit the ACA Summit 2019 website by clicking: ACA Summit. The event will take place on March 19-21, at the Grand Hyatt, 1000 H Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. This year’s Summit is ACA’s 26th annual “fly-in” to Washington with its members and will use the hashtag #Summit26 for all social media about the event.
ACA’s more than 750 members play a unique role in providing best-in-class communications services to millions of consumers, many living and working in rural areas of the country. Created in the early 1990s, the ACA Summit gives independent providers a vehicle for framing the diverse and complex issues in their own words during dozens of meetings with lawmakers and staff on Capitol Hill and with regulators at the FCC.
About the American Cable Association: Based in Pittsburgh, the American Cable Association is a trade organization representing more than 700 smaller and medium-sized, independent companies that provide broadband, phone and video services to nearly 8 million customers primarily located in rural and smaller suburban markets across America. Through active participation in the regulatory and legislative process in Washington, D.C., ACA’s members work together to advance the interests of their customers and ensure the future competitiveness and viability of their business. For more information, visit: https://www.americancable.org/