2016 Mae Douglas Leadership Award

August 11, 2016

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August 11, 2016

Congratulations Belinda Turner Patterson!

Atlanta, August 12, 2016 / -- On Thursday, August 11, 2016 the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC Atlanta) presented Belinda Turner Patterson, Vice President of People Services for Cox Communications Inc., its annual "Mae Douglas Leadership Award."

The award was presented at an evening dinner held on the COX Enterprise, Inc. Corporate Campus in Atlanta, GA.

NAMIC Atlanta Chapter President Alana Moton-Leverette, Director of Marketing, Comcast; kick offed the leadership dinner with a warm welcome to the audience then NAMIC Atlanta Chapter Vice President - Joyclan Sumpter, Consultant; discussed the table mentoring session which was discussed during dinner.

Each mentoring sessions was led by a NAMIC Executive Leadership Development Program Graduate(ELDP). Robin D. Dunson, Assistant General Counsel-Marketing & Sales, Cox Communications, Inc., led the mentoring session for our table. Janice Roberts, Senior Vice President of field services, Cox Communications, Inc., echoed that having a mentor is important to the success of your career.

Guest Speaker Filemon Lopez, SVP Strategic Operations (Ret), Comcast Communications also discussed the importance of having a mentor. He expressed that if you want to be successful in your career you must, take the lead, improve your knowledge and skill sets, manage change, manage your social media, take on challenges, know the culture, know the organizations goals and again most importantly; find a mentor and champion.

LeVoyd Carter, Executive Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Cox Communications introduced the 2016 Mae Douglas Leadership Award recipient Belinda Turner Patterson. Belinda joined Cox Communications in 1986 as a field training manager and currently leads the Human Resources staff in the areas of employee and labor relations, compliance, employee experience, equal employment opportunities, university relations and diversity and inclusion. She is a member of the Cable and Telecommunications Human Resources Association, Women in Cable and Telecommunications, the American Society for Training and Development, Association for Talent Development, Society for Human Resources Management and she currently serves on the board of directors for NAMIC.

Belinda, or also called BT on the Cox Corporate Campus, is described to be known as Poised, Elegant, Approachable, Creative and Supportive Leader, a Mentor, Sage, Positive Influencer, a Champion. She is a graduate of Tennessee State University and of the NAMIC Executive Leadership Development Program.

About The Mae Douglas Leadership Award

Lynnette Smith notes, Manager, Advertising Operations, The Weather Channel and member of NAMIC - Atlanta, The Mae Douglas Leadership Award was created by NAMIC-Atlanta (National Association for Multi-Ethnicity In Communications Atlanta). The award in her honor to be presented to the Atlanta chapter members who have made significant contributions to the cable and telecommunications industry as a champion for leadership and mentoring. The event was combined with our annual mentoring dinner on Tuesday, August 16, 2011. This is our signature annual event held before we attend Diversity Week, in New York.


Founded in 1980, the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) is the premier organization that educates, advocates and empowers for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry. Our success stems from our ability to provide the resources that allow our members to cultivate their individual careers. Equally important, we partner with the country’s leading media companies that are committed to leveraging diversity as a business imperative. (Read More)

To learn more about NAMIC – Atlanta Chapter visit the organizations Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NAMICAtlanta/.

Douglas Simmons


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