Senior Director of NCAR Operations
Sr Director of NCAR Operations
has 15 years experience in the telecommunications industry in the areas of operations, engineering, product development and management.
was named as one of CableWorld's Top 50 Women in Technology, as well as one of CableWorld's Most Powerful Women - the Second 50 in 2006.
Presently she is Sr. Director of NCAR Operations at Comcast, overseeing national Tier 2 repair for Comcast Digital Voice.
Prior to joining Comcast, she successfully directed the development, project management and deployment of cable telephony and support processes as Vice President of Telephone Operations at Bresnan Communications.
oversaw all aspects of the company's telecommunications and transport services and was responsible for planning, implementing and overseeing maintenance on all leased and company-owned transport and IP transit facilities for advanced services, including high-speed data, analog and digital video, high-definition video, and digital telephony.
Previously, was General Manager of Montana Advanced Information Network
, a regional fiber-optic network, and also held prior positions in the industry at Onvoy, Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative, and Sprint/United Telephone.
is interested in being a mentor because she
enjoys working with and supporting people who have the initiative and drive to expand their knowledge and skills, and to enhance their abilities in areas they wish to grow.
can make a difference, especially in the areas of developing leadership skills and building relationships.
There is nothing more rewarding than teaching and inspiring others.
has not been a part of a formal mentoring program, or been a mentee in a formal program; however she
has mentored many people throughout her
career - providing support and guidance to them in identifying career goals, teaching them and enhancing their skills.
has not been a mentee in a formal program, she
has worked with people throughout her
career that she
would consider mentors.
thinks one key aspect of being a mentor is the ability to identify talent and help others identify their strengths through support and guidance.
It is also important to help them enhance their skills in those areas.
has hired, trained, mentored and evaluated teams across multiple departments and functions with diverse backgrounds and responsibilities throughout her
is well-respected by her
peers and employees and has been commended for her
ability to inspire and promote teamwork at all levels of the organization, and for hiring and mentoring talented, exceptional employees.
"I admire your knowledge and ability.
You make everyone aspire to do better by your example" is perhaps the most profound compliment of many she
has received from her
employees, employees in other departments and executive teams.
leadership philosophy, she
believes building relationships is extremely important.
feels as a leader it is very important to create an environment that is fair and balanced and fosters the ability to build relationships to work together.
Candor is extremely important in a healthy working environment to ensure success of employees and the business.
Accountability is critical in ensuring the common goals of teams are supported, and to identify areas where employees have the opportunity to grow.
also thinks it is important to make it fun and balance that with getting the job done.
The strengths that Katherine
will bring to the mentoring program are network knowledge, leadership, building relationships and working with others.
can meet in the DTC area and the most convenient times for her
are prior to 9:00 AM, lunchtime, or after 4 pm.