Former Bright House Networks chairman Bob Miron was named as the inaugural winner of The Cable Center's Bresnan Ethics in Business Award.

Miron was instrumental in building Bright House Networks, and the various cable operations that preceded it, into the nation's sixth-largest cable operator before retiring last year. Miron's cable career spanned 44 years, during which he was a key contributor to the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA), CableLabs, C-SPAN, the Walter Kaitz Foundation and Discovery Communications.

Miron, who was CED's Person of the Year in 2010, currently serves on The Cable Center's Honorary Board of Directors, and was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame in 2001.

Bob Miron"I am honored to be recognized with the Bresnan Ethics in Business Award," said Miron. "Bill was a dear friend and colleague, and his extraordinary level of integrity and dedication to this industry made him a wonderful role model to me throughout my career."

Bresnan was the founder and chairman of Bresnan Communications, and a long-time chairman of the board at The Cable Center. Bresnan, who was a pioneer in the cable industry, passed away in 2009.

The Bresnan Ethics in Business award was created to honor outstanding men and women in the cable industry who best exemplify Bresnan's longstanding commitment to ethics in business.

"Bob mirrors the qualities that Bill demonstrated, both personally and professionally," said Nick Davatzes, retired chief executive officer, A&E Television Networks, and chairman of the Bresnan Award selection committee. "His ethics and leadership have helped to make the cable industry what it is today, and he is a perfect selection for the first Bresnan Ethics in Business Award."

Awardees represent the ideals upheld by Bill Bresnan, including continually demonstrating ethical leadership qualities, doing what's right in the face of adversity, even when it is unpopular, incorporating doing what's right in everyday life, and maintaining high standards and ethics in the workplace, including mentoring and inspiring employees and associates.

An exhibit honoring the award recipients will be on permanent display at The Cable Center.

"We are extremely pleased to honor Bob as the inaugural recipient of this award," said Larry Satkowiak, president and CEO, The Cable Center. "Bill and Bob had a very special relationship, both personally and professionally, that reflects the spirit of this award, and it is a privilege to recognize Bob and his efforts to advance the development of the cable industry within a framework that reflects his strong ethics in business and everyday life."

The Cable Center will host its 14th annual Cable Hall of Fame Celebration during The Cable Show in Chicago, June 14-16.