Veteran Executive, Eglon E. Simons Announced As President And Chief Executive Officer Of The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Veteran Executive, Eglon E. Simons Announced As President And Chief Executive Officer Of The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications

  • More newsMore>>

  • Auburn woman arrested, charged with child abuse

    Auburn woman arrested, charged with child abuse

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:45:08 GMT
    A 20-year-old Auburn woman has been arrested on charges of aggravated child abuse.  The Auburn Police Division arrested Melanie R. Mitchell on a felony warrant on Thursday, July 24. The arrest is the resMore >>
    A 20-year-old Auburn woman has been arrested on charges of aggravated child abuse.  The Auburn Police Division arrested Melanie R. Mitchell on a felony warrant on Thursday, July 24. The arrest is the result of a complaint of child abuse that was reported to police on Tuesday, July 22. More >>
  • Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

    Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:43:53 GMT
    An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.More >>
    Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel...More >>
  • Police still investigating after burglar killed

    Police still investigating after burglar killed

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:25:53 GMT
    Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.More >>
    Prosecutors were waiting Friday for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an...More >>

Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you have any questions or comments about this page please contact pressreleases@worldnow.com.

SOURCE NAMIC

Hiring Of New President Caps Strategic Realignment Initiative

James C. Jones Named Executive Director Of The NAMIC Foundation

NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) today announced the selection of Eglon E. Simons as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 23, 2014.  Founded in 1980, NAMIC is a leading 501 (c)(6) trade association advocating for diversity and inclusion within the communications industry.  Simon's hiring completes the organization's strategic realignment designed to build on NAMIC's full slate of professional and leadership development programs and its new membership engagement initiatives.

Pictured: Eglon E. Simons, president and CEO, National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC)

"We are thrilled to welcome Eglon Simons, a proven industry veteran, as the new executive leader," said Michael D. Armstrong, Chair, NAMIC Board and Senior Vice President and General Manager, BET International and Paramount Channel, Viacom International Media Networks.  "As our nation's demographic landscape becomes increasingly diverse, the business acumen and vast managerial experience required to further NAMIC's mission within the communications industry is of the utmost importance.  Under Eglon's leadership, we look forward to achieving continued growth and expansion."

A strong and progressive leader, Simons' career in media and communications has spanned more than 30 years. Upon earning an MBA from Harvard Business School, Simons joined the staff at CBS New York.  After holding several managerial positions, Simons concluded his 13-year run with the network as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the CBS Television Stations Division.  In 1990, Simons embarked on a 21-year run with Cablevision Systems Corporation as Director of New York Sales for its Cable Networks unit.  Simons began serving as Vice President and General Manager of New York Interconnect in 1992 and subsequently, was promoted in 1995, to Senior Vice President and General Manager.  Simons was named Executive Vice President of Cablevision's Rainbow Advertising Sales Company in 2002, a senior management role he fulfilled until his retirement from Cablevision Systems Corporation in 2011.       

Simons commented: "NAMIC continues to be a standard-bearer for diversity and inclusion within the communications industry. As we move toward 35 years of service, the opportunity to lead the association and champion its mission is an honor.  I look forward to working closely with the Chapters and collaborating with NAMIC's board, staff, chapter leadership and industry partners in building upon the association's legacy of success."

Simons' hiring takes place at the conclusion of veteran executive Alicin Williamson's successful tenure as the association's interim executive leader. "It has been an honor to serve as NAMIC's Interim President," said Williamson, a Principal at the strategy firm, The Raben Group.  "Today, I join the NAMIC board in welcoming Eglon Simons as the new NAMIC leader.  Having been afforded the opportunity to lead NAMIC's strategic realignment initiative, it is with great promise that I pass the baton onto such a distinguished diversity champion."  

Armstrong commented: "On behalf of the NAMIC board, we thank outgoing interim president, Alicin Williamson for her commitment to advancing NAMIC's mission.  Alicin's steady guidance and strategic leadership were invaluable during the association's transition.  Additionally, we thank NAMIC's staff for the dedication that they have demonstrated while maintaining a high level of excellence in facilitating day to day operations."

Under Williamson's direction, the association's organizational infrastructure has been realigned to establish adjusted staff roles and responsibilities.  James C. Jones, NAMIC's Vice President of Education Programs and Diversity Solutions will take on the additional role of Executive Director for the NAMIC Foundation, a newly created senior management position.  In his expanded leadership capacity, Jones will manage day-to-day NAMIC Foundation operations, while maintaining responsibility for oversight of the association's education programs and professional development initiatives.  A not-for-profit entity, the mission of the NAMIC Foundation is to advance diversity by providing education, research and information to support workforce recruitment goals, programming innovation, career growth and technology access.  Additionally, the foundation raises funds to support the initiatives of NAMIC, Inc.   

Sandra Girado now serves as Senior Director of Meetings and Events. Girado will continue to lead the production and management of NAMIC's national events and oversees key marketing and creative services.  The roles of Managers, Susan Waldman and Monique Wells have also been expanded.  Waldman, the former Manager of Research now serves as Senior Manager of Research and Publications. Waldman's responsibilities include the day-to-day facilitation of NAMIC's membership operations.  Formerly holding the position of Operations Manager, Wells is now serving in the expanded capacity of Senior Manager of Finance and Administration. As part of the association's realigned internal structure, the operation of NAMIC's 16 nationwide chapters now falls under the purview of Faride Precil, NAMIC's Manager of Leadership and Development.  Additionally, Jessica Thomas, the association's Project Assistant, now serves as Project Coordinator. 

For more information regarding NAMIC's programs and initiatives visit http://www.namic.com  or contact the NAMIC National office at 212.594.5985. 

ABOUT NAMIC
NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) is the premier organization focusing on multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry. Founded in 1980 as a non-profit trade association, today NAMIC comprises 2,200 professionals belonging to a network of 16 chapters nationwide. Through initiatives that focus on education, advocacy and empowerment, NAMIC champions equity and inclusion in the workforce, with special attention given to ensuring that the leadership cadres of our nation's communications industry giants reflect the multi-ethnic richness of the populations they serve. For more information, please visit www.namic.com and stay connected to NAMIC on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Charmaine Chapman
BTB Communications
310-882-5498 (office) / 310-902-8617 (cell)
char@btbcommunications.com

NAMIC logo

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140617/118944
Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060705/NYW092LOGO

©2012 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by WorldNow