The Cable TV Pioneers Class of 2018 is among the largest class of inductees admitted over the last decade.

From programmers to pole climbers, marketers to researchers, engineers to operators, the Class of 2018 embodies the know-how, tenacity and innovative leadership that continues to grow the cable industry. Add in a good measure of community involvement and it results in 25 outstanding men and women to be inducted at the 52nd Annual Cable TV Pioneers Banquet in Atlanta on October 22.

2018 Class

Company Affiliation



Judi Allen
Patty McCaskill
Lou Borrelli
David Baldwin
Eileen Rivard
Steve Davidson
Michael Bates
Comcast Corporation
Dave Keefe
Jadz Janucik
Jeff Baumgartner
Multichannel News
Bob Gold
Mike Willner
Larry Beauchamp
Comcast Corporation
Mark Manning
Dwight Duke
Jane Bulman*
Comcast Corporation
Rick Howe
Shelly Blaine Goodman
Craig Cuttner
Kevin Leddy
Mike Hayashi
Chris Ewing
Neil Phillips
Joe Van Loan
Hank Fore*
Comcast Corporation
Amy Tykeson
John Patterson
Fred Kaiser
Alpha Technologies
Jim Chiddix
Tom Gorman
Holly Leff-Pressman
Screen Engine/ASI
Ellen Cooper
Bridget Baker
Vicki Lins
Jana Henthorn
Ron Rizzutto
Guy McCormick
Cox Communications
Chris Bowick
Jim Hughes
Glyndell Moore*
Storer/Summit Cable
Roger Kennedy
Rickey Luke
Andy Parrott
Larry Stiffelman
Cathy Wilson
Enrique Yamuni Robles
Matt Aden
Ron Coppock
Fred Rogers*
Quality RF
Tom Jokerst
Leslie Read
Tom Rogers
Mike Egan
Alan Gerry
Arthur Sando
Sando Communications
Paul Maxwell
Alex Swan
Rob Shema
American Cable Association
Ben Hooks
Tom Gleason
Tony Speller
Comcast Corporation
Stan VonFeldt
Tim Cooke
Curtis Symonds
Symonds Synergy Group
Ann Carlsen
Doug Holloway
Shawn Tylka
Leslie Ellis
Vibha Rustagi
Steve Williams
Williams Communications
Dan Pike
Bill Arnold
David Zaslav
Discovery Inc.
Italia Commisso Weinand
Josh Sapan


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