Virtual Networking with Industry Influencers

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Virtual Networking with Industry Influencers

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am at

Friday, June 19, 2020
9:00 – 10:00AM ET

Bring your own breakfast to our first virtual round table networking event.

This is your opportunity to have conversations with industry leaders, influencers and other WICT members. You’ll be matched in small groups with a table lead, where you will get to discuss current topics in telecommunications and build meaningful relationships with your group.

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About the Table Leads

Sara Murphy

Sara Murphy is a Director of Corporate Compliance in the Legal Department at Comcast. Sara supports the rollout and implementation of various compliance program fundamentals. In particular, she assists with the management of the Comcast Corporation Code of Conduct, the “Do What’s Right” compliance and ethics training program and develops employee communications designed to promote an organizational culture of ethics. Prior to joining Comcast, Sara was a Project Manager in Marketing Operations at Shire Pharmaceuticals. Sara was a participant in the 2016 WICT Rising Leaders Program. She received her B.A. in Mathematics from Boston University and her M.B.A. from Temple University.

Michelle Oden

Michelle Oden is a Senior Manager in People Advisory Services at EY, with 20 years’ experience planning and implementing large-scale transformational change to enhance organizational performance. Michelle’s experience includes IT and business transformations—from digital transformation, to customer experience, to operating model redesigns, to technology-enabled business transformations. A certified Prosci Change Management practitioner, Michelle has proven experience in leadership & organizational development, communications, stakeholder management & alignment, change readiness and training strategies to drive and sustain adoption.

In addition to Ernst & Young, Michelle held key positions in Media & Entertainment at a large television and film production/distribution company, where she managed organizational readiness and helped establish the company’s internal change management methodology, marketing the services across the organization and serving as a strategic partner with HR and business unit client groups to support organizational transformation efforts across Corporate, Operations and IT.

Sue Park

Sue Park is a Senior Product Manager on the Innovation and Customer Value Proposition team at Comcast, where she works with product and business leaders to lead strategic projects that enable Comcast to be a more loved brand by its customers. She had previously held roles as a Product Manager on the Xfinity Mobile product team, a Design Strategist on the Comcast Experience Design team, and a Customer Experience Consultant at PwC. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Human Computer Interaction and Business Administration.

Julia Reusch

Julia Reusch serves as a director of National Strategic Partnerships for Community Impact at Comcast NBCUniversal, helping to build relationships and programming with organizations across the country. She is also responsible for managing the relationships with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and City Year, working together to help all kids and teens harness the power of technology. Before joining the National Strategic Partnerships Team, Julia worked in Communications helping to tell the Comcast NBCUniversal community impact story.

Prior to Comcast, Reusch worked in various community relations positions at Allstate, including managing the national strategy for agency local presence and serving as a corporate spokeswoman. Before making the switch to corporate communications in 2011, Reusch worked in television for 10 years — as a director for reality shows such as Animal Planet’s “Tanked,” a sports producer helping to launch SprinTV, and as a news reporter and producer, earning a Peabody for her role producing WSLS-TV’s coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007.

Maya Smallwood

As EY Global Employee Experience Leader, Maya is helping EY clients design and curate extraordinary experiences that unleash human power through transformation, determined to make work personally meaningful and deliver long-term value. Her work with organizations shifts the “lens” of business transformation from intangible results achieved with people-centricity and workforce development, to measurable value achieved through these investments.

Maya collaborates with clients to develop strategies, approaches, internal networks and content that shift workforce behavior and mindsets, drive process and technology adoption and leverage data-driven insights to improve decision-making and business outcomes. Her work has helped clients to deploy new digital and technology solutions, improve workforce performance, and drive higher employee engagement through empathetic and resonant communication.

Additionally, Maya leads change through operating model, technology-enabled and digital transformation for some of the largest multinational companies in the consumer, hospitality and tourism, health and life sciences and energy sectors.

Ellen Svensson

Bio coming soon.

Carol Ann Sweeney

Carol Ann Sweeney, Senior Manager of Business Operations at Commscope, is the Vice President for Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Greater Philadelphia Chapter. Carol Ann recently took a position at Commscope as Senior Manager of Business Operations in the Global Services organization. In this role, she is responsible for maintaining vendor relationships with 3rd party partners and working with internal teams to determine requirements so they can be effectively communicated. She negotiates agreements with vendors of Commscope, as well as with Commscope customers. She is actively involved in the sourcing, onboarding, and reporting of the contractor workforce. She is involved in international vendor relationships and contract management. She works closely with Procurement, Legal, and Sales groups to ensure that all terms and conditions are met in order to comply with customer requirements and expectations. Carol Ann worked at Comcast Cable Communications for 8 years, most recently as Senior Manager, Procurement. In this role, she worked with Comcast’s vendors negotiating the most optimal terms & conditions, and pricing for Comcast. She also monitored vendor compliance to contractual commitments. She managed online RFIs/RFPs (Request for Information/Request for Proposals) for the Comcast Engineering community. Tracking Purchase Orders and Invoice payments were also a part of her responsibilities.

She also worked with multiple organizations within Comcast in annual budgeting, specifically related to maintenance and support renewals. Prior to joining the cable industry, Carol Ann worked with a national sales team of a distribution and service company. She has more than 10 years of management experience in contract negotiations, budgeting, and communications. Carol Ann has been an active member of WICT for 5 years. In addition to acting as Programming Chair, she also assists at Chapter events and has participated as a Mentee and Mentor in the Mentoring Program. The networking and relationships that she has forged from being part of this program are invaluable. She especially enjoys the annual Fall fundraiser when WICT has an opportunity to give back to a local charity. Carol Ann earned her Bachelor of Science degree from The Pennsylvania State University. She resides in New Jersey with her husband and 3 children.

Jodi Teitelman

Jodi Teitelman has been the Vice President of Affiliate Distribution and Marketing at QVC, Inc. since June 2016. In this position, she is charged with increasing QVC and HSN’s programming distribution throughout the country by building and strengthening relationships with key affiliates, executing strategic affiliate and trade marketing activities, negotiating carriage deals and preferable channel positions for cable, OTT and satellite retailers and directing the activities of a nationwide account management team. Most recently, Teitelman served as Managing Director at Rovi Corp (now Tivo), where she was responsible for working closely with the sales teams in negotiating and drafting all key and ancillary agreements related to the sale and distribution of Rovi legacy guides, applications, analytics products and professional services. Prior to her position at Rovi, Teitelman served as Senior Director at Comcast Cable in the Content Acquisition Department, negotiating and administering programming agreements for Comcast linear and new media platforms.

Teitelman earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Columbia University in the City of New York and her law degree from Temple University, in Philadelphia, PA.

Yvette Thornton

Yvette Thornton is the Intellectual Property Manager in the Strategic IP Department of Comcast. As part of the Patent Development Team, Yvette works closely with Comcast Engineers and Senior Leaders to capture the innovation that is occurring at every level of the company. Yvette also serves as a liaison between the inventive community and the Legal Department. Yvette has been instrumental in developing the internal patent development process including establishing the Patent Review Committee and the Employee Recognition Program. Yvette also supports the acquisition team by performing due diligence research.

Prior to joining Comcast, Yvette worked as a Patent Agent for Sedna Services where she managed a portfolio of over 1,000 active matters. Yvette also worked at the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office as a Primary Patent Examiner in the area of Photoresist Compositions. Yvette holds a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Norfolk State University where she was a Dozoretz National Institute for Mathematics and Applied Sciences (DNIMAS) Scholar. Yvette lives in the Philadelphia area with her two children. She is an active supporter of the National Down Syndrome Society and sponsors a Buddy Walk team in honor of her daughter. Yvette is also a member of WICT, ACS, SWE and AIPLA.

Lisa Vetere

Lisa Vetere, President of WICT Greater Philadelphia, is Senior Director of Financial Operations at Comcast Headquarters. For the past 10 years, Lisa has been dedicated to Finance in the cable industry through her multiple FP&A positions within different areas of Comcast learning the business from the perspective of the Division, Region, and Headquarters. Lisa joined Comcast in 2009 in the former Eastern Division and has worked in the Freedom Region along with holding Headquarters positions with increasing responsibility. In Lisa’s current role she is responsible for all aspects of capital planning, management, and analysis including long range plan, annual budgets, and monthly forecasts where she’s a key point of contact for Headquarters and Division Finance teams on capital.

In 2018, Lisa was awarded first place in the “Finance Idea” competition within the Finance Operations Organization. Lisa is very passionate about the WICT Greater Philadelphia Chapter and has been a member for 10 years and has been serving on the board for 7 years in multiple roles including Treasurer, Operations Chair, and Vice President. She was selected to participate in the 2013 WICT Rising Leaders Program, 2014 Harvard University Negotiation Program, and 2016 Executive Development Series. In addition to WICT Board roles, she has volunteered on Comcast Women’s Network Board as Communications Co-Lead in 2014/2015. Lisa is currently a mentor in the Comcast Finance Organization Mentor Program. She is looking forward to continuing to give back and paying it forward! Lisa enjoys spending quality time with her family and enjoying life’s little moments.

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