Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, who for the last eight years was president and CEO of Women in Cable Telecommunications, is moving on to take on a new post with USA Track & Field (USATF).

Mosley, the 1984 Olympic gold medalist in the 100m hurdles, will become USATF’s chief of sport performance, a new position overseeing the organization’s High Performance, Athlete Development and Sport Science programs.

One of the things Mosley said she is most proud of is that during her tenure at WICT, the organization and its processes and procedures became models for women’s organizations in other industries.

Another, Mosley told CED, was WICT’s participation in helping to pass the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act. She said WICT is actively advocating a follow-on piece of legislation, the Paycheck Fairness Act, that she hopes WICT will continue to see through to being signed into law (so far it has passed in the Senate).

“We’ve been able to share best practices from the cable industry, how to implement policies, that may come into law soon,” she said.

She said she has every confidence that WICT will continue to be a positive force in the industry, and at large. “With the staff and board we have in place, this organization has no limits. It will continue to thrive,” she said.

Steve Burke (president of Comcast Cable Communications); Woman to Watch Vicki Lins (chief marketing officer, Canoe Ventures); Benita Fitzgerald Mosley (president and CEO of WICT). Source: WICT.

Parthavi Das, WICT's senior vice president of strategy and initiatives, was appointed interim leader for the organization. Jennifer Dangar, immediate past chair of WICT and senior vice president for distribution at Discovery Communications, will lead the search committee for Mosley's successor. Mosley will remain with the organization through June 30.

Mosley’s official statement on her departure concludes: “After much thought and personal deliberation, I have decided to pursue an opportunity that unites my dedication to developing talent with my passion for track and field," said Mosley. "My time with WICT has been one of the most significant experiences of my professional career. I have been fortunate enough to work with remarkable leaders, first-hand, and take part in incredible changes in this dynamic industry."

Ellen East, chair of WICT's board of directors and executive vice president and chief communications officer for Time Warner Cable, said: “In her eight years leading WICT, Benita has made an indelible mark on the organization. During her tenure, WICT has nearly tripled its membership and created signature programs that are widely respected in the industry. Although I am very sad to see Benita go, she is living the WICT mission by following her dream."

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