Aspiring Leader


This award recognizes an emerging HR professional whose fresh perspective, inventive ideas and innovative strategies have positively impacted the organization. Nominations are open to all HR professionals at the director level or below who are employed by a C2HR member company. If your nominee is selected as a finalist, you may be asked to provide additional information. The call for 2020 nominations is closed. You may submit nominations now for consideration in 2021.


Past Recipients

2020    Christina Calandros, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing Recruitment, Charter Communications

2019    Jennifer Znaniecki, Senior Director of Learning and Development, Mediacom

2018    Terese Farmen, Recognition Program Manager, Cox Communications

2017    Michelle Martin, Vice President of Specialty Services, CBS

2016    Walter Landry, Director of Learning Strategy, Cox Communications

2015    Jennifer Tracy, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition & Diversity, Bright House Networks

2014    Beth Biggs, Senior Director of Benefits, Charter Communications

2013    Angela Mazeres, Senior Director of HR, Bright House Networks

2012    Yvette Smetana, Executive Director of HR, Comcast Cable


Aspiring Leader Nomination Form

If your company operates in the technology, media and entertainment industry, we invite you to join our community of 4,300 HR professionals!