This award is presented to an individual or organization or group that has demonstrated significant support of the Society.
Generously donating his time and expertise, Steve has served on the executive committee as the Board secretary and as Region 10 Regional Representative since 2014, displaying true seal for supporting the mission of the Society. A shinning example of what it means to be a member, Steve has donated his time to encourage all chapter volunteers by chairing and guiding the Chapter Support Committee. An active society member since 2005, Steve quickly joined the local Piedmont chapter board in 2009 and began to give back to the society. Steve has exemplified what it means to serve SCTE.
2018: Mark Hess
2017: Dr. Martha Soehren
2016: Learning & Development Committee Chaired by Andy Parrott
2016: Chapter Support Committee Chaired by Steve Williams
2015: Christine Whitaker
2014: Mike LaJoie
2013: Jim Hughes
2012: Bob Foote
2011: Terry Cordova
2010: CTO Advisory Group
- Dan Pike, GCI Cable
- Dermot O’Carroll, Rogers Cable Communications
- Jim Blackley, Cablevision System Corporation
- Marwan Fawaz, Charter Communications, Inc.
- Mike LaJoie, Time Warner Cable
- Nomi Bergman, Bright House Networks
- Terry Cordova, Suddenlink Communications
- Tony Werner, Comcast Cable Communications
2009: SCTE Emeritus Members
2008: Frank Drendel and Robert Stanzione
2007: Sally Kinsman
2006: SCTE Scholarship Subcommittee
Honoring Excellence in Local Leadership
SCTE’s Chapter Awards Program enables members to acknowledge and recognize excellence among the chapters, meeting groups, and local leaders who contribute substantially to the industry by providing local educational opportunities, certification testing, outreach, membership support, and networking opportunities for cable telecommunications professionals.
Awards are based upon the successful implementation of the Compliance and Awards Matrix in the following categories:
- Chapter Compliance: honoring those that have completed all requirements set forth in the chapter bylaws
- Chapter Recruitment: honoring those chapters that have successfully completed recruitment and retention of SCTE members
- Chapter Professional Development: honoring those chapters that have successfully provided training and certification testing in their local area
- Striving for Excellence: honoring chapters that have gone above and beyond traditional requirements, reaching out to other chapters and industry participants to further advance the mission of SCTE.
All chapters are eligible to earn all of the awards above.
The Chapter of the Year award will be given to the chapter that has completed all compliance requirements and earns the most points across all of the award categories.
This award identifies and recognizes the SCTE chapter member who has made the most significant contribution to his or her chapter through active participation in its programs and efforts during the past year.
- Nominations for this award are due by January 31st for consideration. To nominate a chapter leader, please use the nomination form .
Excellence in Learning and Development Award
The Excellence in Learning and Development Award recognizes the achievements of learning and development professionals within the cable telecommunications community who have demonstrated significant success toward advancing the careers of others through the innovative use of cable telecommunications technology-centric curricula learning programs and/or presenting content in a way that improves the cable knowledge in the industry.
Nominations for the 2021 award are due by July 1, 2021. To nominate an SCTE member, please use the nomination form.
Agnes is the Director of Learning and implementation for Cox Communication and Vice Chair of the SCTE Learning & Development Committee and chairs the Certification Subcommittee. She achieved this award by innovatively using cable telecommunications technology-centric curricula and by presenting content is a way that improves cable knowledge. Moreover, Agnes has been instrumental in helping the SCTE L&D team build vendor support for learning events, and has led the way in creating the L&D Experience at Cable-tec EXPO.
2019: Rich LaPat
2018: Roberto Omar López
2016: Douglas MacLeod
2016: Franklin Snider
2012: Andrew Parrott
2010: Kenneth Hulsey
2009: Delvin Diaz
2008: Phil Hoffman
2007: Steven R. Harris
Excellence in Standards Award
The SCTE Excellence in Standards Award honors an SCTE Standards Program participant who has significantly contributed to both the technical standards program and the spirit of cooperation necessary for the success of voluntary standards.
Nominations for the 2021 award are due by July 1, 2021. To nominate a standards member, please use the nomination form
John Dolan has chaired the SCTE Facility Climate Technologies Optimization working group since the inception of the Energy 2020 program five years ago and has consistently provided the leadership, the expertise and dedication needed to keep the program on track toward its objectives. He’s been active in authoring standards and journal articles, in working across the Energy 2020 team and in motivating and challenging his team to drive to consensus in a fair and open collaborative manner. John also has assisted other E2020 working groups by providing technical input and lessons learned regarding various new technologies being evaluated by MSO leaders.
2018: Craig D. Cuttner
2017: David Fellows
2016: Ron Hranac
2015: Dr. Paul Hearty
2014: Brian James
2013: Bryan Santangelo
2012: Dean Stoneback
2011: Dr. Jeffrey Krauss
2010: Roger D Mathews
2009: David Broberg
2008: Kevin Gantt
2007: Mark K. Eyer
2006: Paul D. Woidke
2005: Alan J. Amato
International Cable-Tec Games
International Cable-Tec Games features the year's local winners competing against each other at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® for the international gold, silver, and bronze awards in seven categories: cable splicing, meter reading, cable jeopardy, OTDR, fiber splicing, drop connection and MTDR. Top winners place first, second and third overall.
International Engineering Professional Award
This award honors outstanding technical achievements and contributions made to the advancement of the global cable telecommunications industry by an engineering professional living outside of the United States.
Eduardo Miguel Panciera Molanes
Telecom Argentina SA
Eduardo is an active participant in SCTE and a leader in the Telecommunications Industry. He has participated in several international conferences related to telecommunications, data networks, and video services platforms as an assistant or as a presenter. In 2018, he presented as a speaker at SCTE and the International Telecommunication Seminar (SIT 2018) hosted by Telecom. He has also contributed with several technical presentations, participating as a speaker in the International Conferences ATVC (Asociación Argentina de TV por Cable) since 2011.
2018: Dr. Claudio E. Righetti
2017: Rolando Barja, COTAS, RL
2016: Juan Ramon Garcia Bish, GigaRed S.A.
2012: Christopher Skarica, ARRIS
2011: Brent Innes, Rogers Communications Inc.
2010: Sandip Singh, Rogers Cable Communications
2009: Boris Culum, Rogers Cable Communications
Technological advances are constantly changing the way the cable industry offers and maintains services that delight our customers. Some recent examples are DOCSIS® 3.1, the Internet of Things, fixed-mobile convergence, network functions virtualization, proactive network maintenance, test automations, blockchain security, and data analytics.
The SCTE Innovators Award annually recognizes a company that has introduced a service or product that embraces a technological advance and profoundly improves or expands service offerings to our customers.
As video service delivery evolves in the streaming era, our industry is recognizing that the sharing of login credentials could potentially cost pay-TV providers billions of dollars in lost revenue. Synamedia has been a leading force in using artificial intelligence to tackle this problem – its Credentials Sharing Insight solution applies behavioral analytics and machine learning models to detect sharers and to classify sharing patterns, helping our industry tackle what’s been estimated to be a 10 billion dollar problem.
SCTE Member of the Year Award
This renowned award recognizes the SCTE member who has made the most significant contributions to the Society through active participation in its programs and efforts during the past year.
Nominations for the 2021 award are due by July 1, 2021. To nominate an SCTE member, please use the nomination form.
2020 Member of the Year
George has distinguished himself through dedication and commitment to SCTE on both a local and national level as a regional representative and by providing countless trainings and webinars to chapter leaders and members. This past year, he went above and beyond, providing multiple webinars to chapters so chapters could continue to provide technical training to their members. A member of SCTE since 1993, he holds BCSS, BDS, BPE, BPI, BPT, BTCS and BTS SCTE Certification and has served in various chapter roles in the Dakota Territory Chapter, including Region 6 representative.
2019: Cliff Simpson
2018: Larry Wolcott
2017: Ed Marchetti
2016: Bill Spies
2015: Thomas L. Lewis
2014: Bob Acheson
2013: Steve Murphy
2012: Joseph Guariglia
2011: Tom Gorman
2010: Bob Legg, Jr.
2009: Frank Eichenlaub
2008: Brenda Stottler
2007: Ronald Brunt
2006: Roger Paul
2005: Bob Foote
2004: Ron Hranac
2003: Bill DesRochers
2002: Pam Nobles
2001: Rudy Niznansky
2000: Mark Millet
1999: Antonio Huerta
1998: Keith Hayes
1997: David Devereaux-Weber
1996: Alan Babcock
1995: James Haag
1994: Wendell Woody*
1993: William Grant
1992: Ron Wolfe
1991: Steve Allen
1990: Richard Covell
1989: Paul Beeman
1988: Michael Aloisi
1987: Rex Porter
1986: Sally Kinsman
1985: Pete Petrovich
1984: David Franklin
1983: John Kurpinski
1979Kenneth Gunter* & Ralph Haimowitz*
Spirit of the Games Award
The Spirit of the Games Award is presented yearly to a participant, staff member, or host vendor who truly embraces and exhibits sportsmanship and the learning environment at the games. The award is established in memory of David Jones, who had a very strong focus on the spirit of the SCTE Cable-Tec Games.
2011 – Luis Fasani
2012 – Doug Nolan
2013 – Nick Williams
2014 – Chris Miranda
2015 – Randy Bunnell
2018 – Mike O’Dell
2019 – Bob Razem
Sponsored by Corning
Wilt J. Hildenbrand Jr.
To identify and a rising star in the cable industry, 40 years old or younger, who has made the most significant contributions to the innovations of the cable industry. This award is managed by the SCTE Foundation in Wilt J. Hildenbrand Jr.'s memory. Wilt Hildenbrand was a technology pioneer and industry legend who unexpectedly passed away in 2018 at the age of 70 after a lengthy career that included four decades in the Cablevision organization. In addition to the award, the SCTE Foundation also oversees a scholarship in his memory. For more information about the scholarship see the SCTE Foundation website.
Nominations for the 2021 award are due by July 1, 2021. To nominate an SCTE member, please use the nomination form. In addition to the online form, submit the nominee’s resume and photograph, and any supporting documentation, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sr. Manager of Software Development
This award is presented to a young leader who has made significant contributions to SCTE and the cable industry in his or her early career.
As Sr. Manager of Software Development with Charter Communications, Kerry heled ensure the success of Charter's IP Video Services (IPVS) application by skillfully addressing operational issues and refactoring the application to enable it to orchestrate customer experiences on both QAM and IP delivered video. Today, she manages to IPVS application which helps support millions of video customer experiences daily and is a key component in Charter's video streaming products.
2019: Chris Zydel, Altice USA
- 2018 Mariela Anabel Fiorenzo, Telecom Argentina SA*
- 2017 Lisa Leaunvankham, Comcast Cable Communications*
* In 2019, the award was renamed to honor the legacy of Wilt J. Hildenbrand Jr., with the nomination process to be managed by the SCTE Foundation.