|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
October 06, 2009
ESPN's Bodenheimer & Cable ONE's Might to Receive
ACC President's Award
Washington, DC ––The Association of Cable Communicators (ACC) announced today that George Bodenheimer, Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks, President of ESPN Inc. and ABC Sports, and Tom Might, President & CEO of Cable ONE, are the 2009 recipients of the organization's President's Award.
The President's Award recognizes leaders who, by their guidance and support, advance the role of communications and public affairs in the cable industry. The award, selected annually by the ACC president and ratified by the ACC board, honors individuals who have developed and implemented communications and public affairs initiatives within their companies as well as throughout the cable industry.
"George Bodenheimer rose from working in the ESPN mailroom after college to becoming co-chairman Disney Media Networks and is well-known for his dedication to creativity, innovation, value and teamwork," said ACC President, Jim Maiella, Cablevision's vice president of media relations, cable and communications. "He is a preeminent industry leader and a strong supporter of the role communications and corporate outreach play as key drivers of growth and success."
"Tom Might is an inspiring CEO who champions Cable ONE's focus on customer satisfaction, associate satisfaction and local service," said Maiella. "He demonstrated this commitment in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, when he camped out with associates and supervised the restoration of service to Cable ONE customers in Mississippi, while helping associates and the community recover from this devastating storm."
Bodenheimer and Might will be honored during the Beacon Awards Gala on Monday, October 26, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center kicking off ACC's annual conference FORUM 2009: Communicating Cable 3.0: People, Products & Value. FORUM is the cable industry's only annual educational event specifically focused on the issues facing communications and public affairs professionals.
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The Association of Cable Communicators (ACC) is the only national, professional organization specifically addressing the issues, needs and interests of the cable industry's communications and public affairs professionals. Its mission is to develop and promote cable communications excellence through professional development to help achieve industry and corporate goals. ACC works to enhance each member's status and influence through skill building and professional development. For more information on ACC, go to http://www.cablecommunicators.org/