The National Cable & Telecommunications Association will recognize nine leaders of the cable industry at next month's National Show with the formal presentation of the 2003 Vanguard Awards.
Topping that list, NCTA will award the "Distinguished Leadership" Vanguard to A&E Television Networks President and CEO Nickolas Davatzes, and to Black Entertainment Television President & Chief Operating Officer Debra Lee.
The other seven Vanguard award winners are:
Lynne Elander, vice president, video product development, Cox Communications, for "Young Leadership."
Chris Albrecht, chairman and CEO, HBO, in the "Programmers" category.
John Clark, president and CEO, Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers, in the "Associates & Affiliates" category.
Mark Coblitz, senior vice president, strategic planning, Comcast Corp., will be recognized for "Science & Technology."
Gary McCollum, vice president and general manager, Cox Communications, in the "Cable Operations Management" group.
Richard Beahrs, president and COO, Court TV, in the "Government & Community Relations" category.
Kevin Leddy, senior vice president, strategy and development, Time Warner Cable, will be recognized with the Vanguard for marketing.
The 2003 Vanguard Awards will be presented Tuesday, June 10, during an evening reception at the show, which kicks off June 9 in Chicago. Maggie Wilderotter, NCTA chair and Microsoft Corp.'s senior vice president of business strategy, will present the awards.
The Vanguard, inaugurated in 1965, is awarded to "individuals who excel in both business and personal commitment to their colleagues, and whose accomplishments merit the recognition of the entire cable industry."