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August 17, 2009

Bright House Networks Names Vice President Corporate Communications

By Jessica Kostek, TMCnet Channel Editor

Bright House Networks, a multiple cable system operator, announced that Kimberly Maki will assume the role as vice president of corporate communications. Maki will be responsible for directing Bright House Networks’ strategic communications at all levels of the organization including in the company’s six divisions.
Her responsibilities include developing and implementing internal and external communications for all of Bright House Networks’ products and services, including new product development; structuring corporate-wide strategy; growing community relations programs; and leading key marketing communications efforts, officials said.
“Bright House Networks is committed to strengthening and expanding its strategic corporate communications initiatives across all of our divisions,” said Hyman. “Kimberly’s proven track record of operational success, leadership and strategic expertise has earned her respect across the industry, and she will be invaluable in taking Bright House Networks’ communications to the next level.”
According to company officials, Maki has more than twenty years of communications and marketing experience, and, prior to joining Bright House Networks, served as executive director of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers where she increased membership and corporate support of the society, as well as improved the acclaimed Motion Imaging Journal and introduced multiple new product lines of member benefits.
In addition, she gained global recognition for SMPTE standards and the motion imaging technology profession. In her role at SMPTE, Maki also served on the partnership board and as chair of strategy for the IBC international trade show in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
A native of Michigan, Maki graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in public policy/administration. Other accomplishments included a graduate degree from Harvard University’s Graduate Institute on Media Education in addition to receiving numerous industry awards including NMU’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 1994.

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Jessica Kostek is a channel editor for TMCnet, covering VoIP, CRM, call center and wireless technologies. To read more of Jessica’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jessica Kostek