Intrapreneurship Academy’s Newly Launched Course Graduates Inaugural Class of Industry Leaders

Leading with Agility, Intrapreneurship Academy’s latest professional development course, engaged 18 industry leaders and empowered them to thrive in environments characterized by unplanned change and unexpected opportunities.

May 4, 2021

DENVER – The Cable Center’s Intrapreneurship Academy announced today the graduates of its newest course, Leading with Agility. The pilot session included 18 leaders from across the industry representing 12 organizations.

Leading with Agility first launched in March as part of The Cable Center’s activation and implementation of its five-year business plan, which is anchored in the expansion of Intrapreneurship Academy and its courses to serve the increasing need to build agile, innovative, and value-driving industry leaders.

The graduates of Leading with Agility’s pilot session are:

Kalyan Boinapalli, VP, IT enterprise architecture, Midco
Ann Boldt, HR director, talent management, Hallmark Channel
Joanne Coniglio, VP, human resources, Charter Communications
Bill Dorman, L&D manager, WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone
David Eng, distinguished engineer, Comcast
Melissa Garner, director, talent management, Sparklight
Matthew Halt, senior director or care, Comcast University
Eric Hellman, analytics manager, human resources, Charter Communications
Michelle Hurt, director, IP video, video integration, and validation, Charter Communications
Britney Mapp, skill development manager, Comcast/ Effectv
Robert Moore, L&D director, Comcast
Peter (Pedro) Negrete, executive director, XOC/network operations, Comcast
Jagdip Panesar, director global talent & leadership, Liberty Global UK
Joseph Rysavy, director of CX strategy, Midco
Shannon Saviers, VP, Sand Cherry & Associates
Kristin Turner, global people director, Liberty Global
Brendan Wilson, director, customer care education and enablement, Cox Communications
Jennifer Znaniecki, senior director of training, Mediacom

A high-engagement, high-impact course designed for both seasoned and emerging leaders, Leading with Agility empowers participants to adapt, innovate, and thrive during changing contexts for sustainable impact. The unique, 8-week virtual course — which is led by agility expert and author of The Agility Shift, Dr. Pamela Meyer — enables participants to build their internal and external resources to maximize their personal and professional agility. Participants also learn to weave a robust Relational Web — a network for support, coordination, and resource sharing — that enhances their ability to respond to unplanned change within their organizations.

“I’m now analyzing my team from a different perspective,” says graduate Jennifer Znaniecki, senior director of training, Mediacom. “We’re reviewing our strengths, working on areas of opportunity, and seeing what changes we can make and different strategies we can employ.”

After a successful pilot with rave reviews from participants, The Cable Center and Intrapreneurship Academy are proud to announce that two more sessions of Leading with Agility are scheduled for 2021: one from June 22 – August 11, 2021, and one from September 16 – November 5, 2021. Spots are available, but are filling fast.

“Agility is a necessary leadership quality in today’s rapidly changing business environment, and IA is proud to serve this industry need. I attended the pilot of the Leading with Agility course, and have already begun to apply the valuable frameworks at The Cable Center,” says Jana Henthorn, president and CEO, The Cable Center. “This course is suitable for executives as well as mid-level leaders, and there is no other program like it in the industry.”

For more information about Leading with Agility, Intrapreneurship Academy, and to register for courses, contact Janice Silver at or visit

About The Cable Center

The Cable Center is an educational nonprofit serving the content and connectivity industry that advances future innovation by helping organizations develop agile leaders and innovators from within. Through our Intrapreneurship Academy, we enable companies to drive business growth by channeling the entrepreneurial drive of their greatest source of inspiration – their people. Our programs, expertise, and opportunity instill the leadership of our industry’s original innovators to empower a new generation of bold thinkers. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is also the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry’s progress; and the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of industry -related information and resources. Visit for more information.

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