FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 21, 2010
Kirsten Voinis, (512) 922-7141, or firstname.lastname@example.org
CABLE’S “BRIGHTEST STARS” EARN INDUSTRY RECOGNITION
Awards exemplify dedication to service by cable employees during TCA’s 50th anniversary
Employees of three different Texas cable operators have been honored for their service – both to customers and to their fellow employees. Winners of the 2010 Lone Star Awards from the Greater Texas Chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications illustrate the commitment to service practiced by cable operators in Texas for more than 50 years.
The Texas Cable Association is highlighting the cable’s industry’s accomplishments during the association’s 50th anniversary year.
“Congratulations not only to the individual winners of the 2010 Lone Star Awards, but also to Texas cable operators for encouraging and rewarding their employees who go above and beyond their job descriptions,” said Sen. Glenn Hegar, R-Katy, chairman of the Sunset Advisory Commission. “These efforts demonstrate a commitment to make a difference in the lives of Texans across the state.”
“Texas cable companies are grateful to have employees who go the extra mile – every day – for their customers and their colleagues,” said Todd Baxter, vice president, government affairs, and general counsel of the Texas Cable Association. “As the Texas Cable Association celebrates its 50th anniversary, it’s important to recognize that these employees are directly responsible for our industry’s success over the years.”
Cable employees earning 2010 Lone Star Awards were:
- Star of the Year – Inspiration Award – Catherine O’Bryant Freeman, vice president, marketing, Southern Region of Suddenlink Communications. This award recognizes a woman who has had a milestone year, is a respected role model and has made significant contributions to the cable telecommunications industry over the course of her career.
- Shining Star – Woman to Watch Award – Trisha Coy, senior director of customer care operations, Comcast, Houston. This award is given to a woman with a consistent record of success, leadership and job excellence at the middle or senior management level.
- North Star – Advocate Award – John Owen, president, commercial operations, Time Warner Cable West Region. Owen also is chairman of the Board of Directors for the Texas Cable Association. This award is presented to a man or woman who has a track record of devoting time and resources to the personal and professional development of others within the cable telecommunications industry.
TCA (www.txcable.com) has been the primary trade organization for cable operators in Texas since 1960.