Cable TV Pioneers Select Class of 2021

Meet the Class of 2021
24 New Members Make It To The Cable TV Pioneers
Top of the Class of 2021


New York, NY — Twenty-four new members have been selected for the Cable TV Pioneers 55th Annual Induction.

“Just as our industry rose to the challenge of keeping America connected this past year, these men and women continued to make significant contributions on their business, home and community fronts,” stated Pioneer chairman, Dave Fellows, adding, “The Class of 2021 exemplifies the Pioneer spirit and commitment to do the best no matter the circumstances.”

The 24 members of this year’s class include a strong array of men and women from CEOs and company founders, to techs and journalists who have made a positive impact on the growth and innovation that are unique to our business. Each has demonstrated and proven, their value as a cable pioneer.

“We think it will be a wonderful induction, and we hope to incorporate some of the unique elements of the 2020 event that C-SPAN generously broadcast and streamed, like the engaging and fast-paced inductee videos,” stated Pioneer co-chair, Yvette Kanouff.

The Class of 2021

MarkAdams

Mark Adams
Cox Communications

MichaelAdams

Michael Adams
Broadband Semantics

RichardAmell

Richard Amell
Bright House Networks

PeterBarton

Peter Barton
(Posthumous)

PatriciaBaughman

Pat Baughman
Cable One (Sparklight)

TracyBaumgartner

Tracy Baumgartner
Comcast/NBC Universal

JohnCappareill

Jack Capparell
Service Electric

SheritaCeasar

Sherita Ceasar
Comcast

KristenDolan

Kristin Dolan
605

DaleElifrits

Dale Elifrits
Comcast

DiegoGastaldi

Diego M. Gastaldi
Vmware, Inc.

JohnHigginbotham

John Higginbotham
ACA Connects

JimHolanda

Jim Holanda
Astound Broadband

RichardDickKirsche

Richard (Dick) Kirsche
Kirsche Consulting

ChrisLammers

Chris Lammers
CableLabs®

FilemonLopez

Filemon Lopez
Comcast

WonyaLucas

Wonya Lucas
Crown Media Network

AmyMclean

Amy Maclean
Cablefax

JimMcCauley

Jim McCauley
dB Communications

TomMcMillin

Tom McMillin
Nevis Advisors

JohnRoos

John E. Roos
Insp

BobScanlon

Robert (Bob) Scanlon
Shelter Cove, LLC

PatsySmullin

Patricia (Patsy) Smullin
California Oregon Broadcasting Inc.

ThomasUmstead

R. Thomas (Tom) Umstead
Broadcasting + Cable Multichannel News

The Pioneers intend to hold its 2021 Annual Induction in conjunction with this year’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo®. 

About the Cable TV Pioneers

The Cable TV Pioneers was founded in 1966 during the NCTA Convention in Miami, Fl. The original group of 21 entrepreneurs has grown to more than 700 men and women over the past 50 years. Photos, articles and video of the 54th Anniversary celebration, previous banquets, as well as member rosters, are available at the site Cabletvpioneers.com.

Contact:
Cable TV Pioneers
Pat Kehoe
PK Network
pat@pknetwork.com