Comcast’s Charlotte Field and Time Warner Cable’s Mike LaJoie were recently appointed to the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers’ board of directors.
Field and LaJoie were named to the director-at-large positions on the SCTE’s board, which increased the number of board members to 19. While the other 17 SCTE board seats are voted on by the SCTE’s members, the SCTE board’s executive committee filled the two at-large seats.
The SCTE board’s executive committee currently comprises Tom Gorman, Frank Eichenlaub, Nomi Bergman, Bob Foote and Patrick O’Hare. The SCTE board last expanded in 2002, when it grew from 15 to 17 members.
As with the board’s four director-at-large positions, Field and LaJoie represent the entire SCTE membership. The other 17 seats comprise 12 regional directors, the four at-large directors and one director-at large in Canada.
Field, an SCTE member since 2005, is senior vice president of infrastructure and operations for National Engineering and Technical Operations (NETO) with Comcast. In this role, she leads a combined organization responsible for supporting Comcast’s national infrastructure and operations for both the enterprise- and customer-facing networks/products.
This includes running Comcast’s national network operations centers, including service desk support, data centers – including server deployment and database support – and desktop support for the Comcast Center and the localized NETO teams, as well as the National Security Operations Organization.
Field has been a key senior leader within the NETO organization since joining Comcast in 2002 from AT&T Broadband, where she served in several engineering leadership positions, including senior vice president of the technical and network operations organization.
LaJoie, who has been an SCTE member since 2002, is executive vice president and CTO of Time Warner Cable. He has been responsible for the development and implementation of technology strategy for video, data and voice products, technology support, network operations, and the advancement of industry standards and policy.
Before becoming CTO in 2004, LaJoie served as executive vice president of advanced technology and vice president of corporate development, overseeing the deployment of video-on-demand system launches and other new services and products.