National Harbor, MD (October 27, 2021) — CTAM, the industry’s entertainment and technology marketing and communications organization, is pleased to announce the 2021 Beacon and TAMI Award winners. 

Rob Stoddard SVP, Industry & Association Affairs, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association will receive the 2021 Beacon Award for Communications Excellence. The award spotlights distinguished communications leaders who epitomize success in the discipline, demonstrate innovation and creativity, and inspire excellence in others.  

“It is a pleasure to acknowledge Rob Stoddard as the recipient of the 2021 Beacon Award,” said Vicki Lins, president & CEO, CTAM, “Rob is an extraordinary communications executive, a mentor and trusted ally to many in our business; his insights and guidance helped cultivate opportunities during challenging times and foster collaboration within our industry to ultimately achieve greater success.”

Rob oversees the NCTA’s member relations efforts and industry-wide public affairs programs, and he helps manage NCTA’s relationships with other cable industry associations and societies. Prior to that position, he led NCTA’s Communications Department over a 15-year span. Before joining NCTA, Rob served as chief communications officer for a variety of major cable companies, including AT&T Broadband, MediaOne, and Continental Cablevision. 

In addition, CTAM announces its roster of the 2021 CTAM TAMI Award winners, honoring individuals for their exceptional contributions to initiatives critical to driving the continued success of the industry. 

“Collectively, we deliver results that strengthen and advance the industry,” said Vicki Lins, president & CEO, CTAM. “This year’s TAMI recipients are being acknowledged for their commitment, proven leadership and altruistic willingness to share expertise that benefits the entire industry.” 

2021 CTAM TAMI nominees and respective initiatives are: 

Retention and Mover Marketing 

  • Tony Maldonado, Vice President of Consumer Marketing Strategy, Cox Communications 

Business Services 

  • Chris Hebbard, Sr. Marketing Manager, Spectrum Business 
  • Steven Gorman, Channel Marketing Manager, Cox Business 

Piracy and Password Sharing 

  • Alfred Perry, Vice President, Intellectual Property Protection and S&P, AMC Networks, Inc. 

Award winners will be honored for their vision and leadership during the virtual CTAM Think, November 4, 2021. 

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CTAMunites leaders in media, entertainment and technology to enrich consumers’ lives with exciting experiences, from what they watch to how they communicate, to the way they live and work. Member companies drive collaborative marketing and communications initiatives so they can achieve greater success by working together, and ultimately better serve the millions of people they engage every day.