Paving the Way for Life-Long Learning:
WOW!'s Christine Simmons Shares Her L&D Strategy

Christine SimmonsSome say that variety is the spice of life, and that phrase is a good way to sum up 2022 Aspiring HR Leader Christine Simmons’ approach to learning and development (L&D) at WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone. Explore the assortment of initiatives she has implemented and get to know a bit about Christine—including the question that caused her to shift her way of thinking.


Leveraging Technology to Improve Talent Acquisition Results:
Strategies by 2022 Aspiring HR Leader Laura Fields

Christine SimmonsHow do you transform the hiring strategy for a workforce of 93,000 people? In four short years, Laura Fields, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition at Charter Communications, worked with her team to optimize job candidate assessments, reduce unconscious bias in the recruiting process and streamline project management. Explore the technologies and systems she employed as well as the impressive results.


Warner Bros. Discovery Focuses on Five Pillars of Wellbeing

When Chief People & Culture Officer, Adria Alpert-Romm told Warner Bros. Discovery employees, “…it is important for all of us to give ourselves the space to focus on our wellbeing,” the company’s People & Culture Team served up a smorgasbord of wellness opportunities. This article penned by Victoria Alvarez, Senior Manager of Global Life Works & Inclusion, reveals the company’s extensive efforts.


Mediacom Takes Workplace Wellness in Stride

From an award-winning walking program to a second opinion doctor initiative, free telemedicine appointments, specialty prescription assistance and advocacy videos, the human resources team at Mediacom Communications worked with multiple departments to develop its wellness programs. Mediacom's Alessandro Pugliese shares the MSO's multi-faceted strategy to promote health and well-being.


C2HR Mourns Passing of James Hendricks

It is with great sadness that we grieve the loss of James Hendricks, Group Vice President of HR for Charter Communications. James was an active C2HR member who served on the 2019 C2HR CON Committee. Our hearts go out to his loved ones and colleagues.


Interactive Case Competition to Feature Top Grad Students

C2HR is proud to support the Fall 2022 Interactive Case Competition: Emerging Tech Challenge being held live online November 17. Teams of top grad students (and attractive recruitment prospects) will present use cases for emerging technologies before a Judges Panel including Phil McKinney, CableLabs; Yvette Kanouff, Cable TV Pioneers; David Don, Comcast; and Stephen Kramer, Altice USA. First-place prize of $5,000! Details and free registration at 

Interactive Case Competition

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C2HR is pleased to welcome Andy Topping (row 1, left), SVP of Human Resources at Comcast, to our Board of Directors. In addition, Kia Painter (row 1, middle), incoming EVP and Chief People Officer for Cox Communications, has been named C2HR Secretary and Nick Dunlap (row 1, right), Vice President of Executive Compensation at Charter Communications, has been appointed to the board’s Executive Committee.

C2HR applauds the HR and DEI rofessionals from our member community who were included in Cablefax Magazine’s Diversity issue including C2HR Executive Director Parthavi Das (row 2, left), C2HR Board Member Kia Painter (row 1, middle), and:

Vicki Ariyasu, SVP of Educational Resource Group and DEI, Disney
Christina Carey Dunleavy, VP of Multicultural & Inclusive Solutions, Disney
Susanna Chan, GVP of Compensation & HR Technology, Charter Communications
Clem Cheng, SVP of HR, Comcast Cable
Rhonda Crichlow, SVP & Chief Diversity Officer, Charter Communications
Johnita Due, EVP of Integrity & Inclusion/Chief DEI Officer, CNN
Eric Dziedzic, VP of Diversity and Inclusion, Charter Communications
Daryl Evans, Senior Director of DEI, Hallmark Media
Karen Gray, EVP, CHRO & Chief Diversity Officer, A+E Networks
Harth Goulette, VP of HR, Charter Communications
Loren Hudson, Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Cable
Andrea Mantilla, VP of People Development & Learning, A+E Networks
Jeanne Mau, SVP of TV Programming DEI, NBCUniversal
Yvette Miley, SVP of DEI, NBCU News Group
Juan Otero, SVP of DEI, Comcast Corp.
Craig Robinson, EVP & Chief Diversity Officer, NBCUniversal
Ashaki Rucker, SVP of HR, NBCUniversal Telemundo
Ryan Ruggiero, Senior Director of DEI, NBCU News Group
Tina Simmons, SVP of Human Resources, Central Division of Comcast Cable
Aisha Thomas-Petit, Chief People & Diversity Officer, AMC Networks
Alaka Williams, SVP of People & Culture, Warner Bros. Discovery
Dennis Williams, SVP of Corporate Social Responsibility, Warner Bros. Discovery
Dalila Wilson-Scott, EVP & Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation

Congratulations to Craig Robinson (row 2, middle), EVP and Chief Diversity Officer for NBCUniversal, who was honored with The Executive Leadership Award at T-Howard Foundation’s 29th Diversity Awards Dinner. “I grew up near downtown Los Angeles as the biracial gay child of two public servants, and [knowing] absolutely nothing about the industry,” a tearful Robinson said while accepting his award. “The idea of making a living in media seemed incredibly far-fetched to me. But like many of you, I’m guessing, I was fortunate early in my career to be nurtured and supported and championed by people who believed in me.”


FortuneCongratulations to Nick Distasio (row 2, right) on his promotion to Senior HR Generalist at Comcast. Nick joined the company in 2019 and most recently held the position of Program Manager of Executive Search Operations.


C2HR member Comcast NBCUniversal and C2HR sponsor Deloitte were both named to the Fortune Best Workplaces for Women 2022 list. We applaud both companies’ efforts to create positive experiences and opportunities for all women. View the entire list here.


Block CommunicationsWe welcome Block Communications as the latest company to join C2HR! Check out the 50+ industry companies in our membership community.


UnivisionThe Univision Foundation, TelevisaUnivision’s nonprofit dedicated to empowering those in the Latino community, donated $10,000 each to 12 organizations in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The foundation is also allowing viewers to donate to one or multiple organizations on the Univision website. The donations come on the heels of the network’s first Univisionarios Gala highlighting Hispanic trailblazers across several fields of work.


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