This year we have 8 members running for election.
Now it's your turn to do your part as a chapter member. Please review the candidates below, then click on the button to vote for 6 individuals to serve on the SCTE New England Board of Directors in 2021.
Vote – and be a part of the success of the New England Chapter.
Voting Deadline: Monday, December 21, 2020
John Langhill Field Operations Manager
John has worked for Charter for over 29 years all in field operations; starting as an installer and working my way up to manager. John prides himself with having a very strong work ethic and have always looked for how to improve his work performance. He looks forward to coming to work each day to make a positive difference with something or someone. John has strong leadership and relationship building skills, is highly motivated, customer focused and results driven team leader. John’s career objective is to help people reach their potential for success.
John graduated from Worcester Vocational Technical H.S in 1987 with a Carpentry certificate. Out of high school, he worked as a licensed carpenter for 4 years before starting in the cable industry in 1991.
John is married with 3 children and love spending quality time with family. He enjoys watching football, playing catch with his daughter and playing as much golf as he can with friends. John is an avid reader of many leadership books which has helped him learn and become the type of leader he wants to be.
Gwil Jones Regional Sales VP, Northeast
Gwil Jones is a graduate of Ohio State University and has worked in the telecommunications industry since graduating in 97. He started his carrier working at AT&T for seven years. During this time, he designed wide area networks and web hosting for Business-to-Business customers. After leaving AT&T, Gwil went to work for PPC where he has been employed for the last 16 years. After starting with PPC Gwil became a member of the New England Chapter. During this time (15 years) he’s severed as an associate board member and Board member (5 years). As a member Gwil has supported the chapter at every opportunity performing many different functions that go unnoticed. His most recent contributions have been with the Professional Development team, helping with Tech Sessions, cable games and vendor days. In addition to this Gwil has worked and partnered with local MSO managers and FMA’s conducting micro tech session and Training.
Cathy Scull Partner, Account Manager
Cathy's career in CATV began in 2013 as an Advertising Sales Account Manager for Broadband Technology Report developing custom media programs to reach decision makers, and influencers at major MSO’s, and Independent Cable Operators. Cathy is now Partner and Account Manager at Teracom Sales where she covers the New England, and New York City territory as a Manufacturer’s Representative. Cathy joined the Society of Cable Television Engineers in 2013, and currently serves as Communications Chair for the New England Chapter.
Eric Hashey Field Operations Manager
In this role, I’m responsible for the daily operations of 21 Field Technicians in Central Massachusetts and both the Field and Maintenance Technicians in Athol, MA and Keene, NH, totaling another 15 technicians. In addition, I manage 4 Field Tech Supervisors within those areas.
In 2004, I began working as a Service Partner in the Comcast Greater Boston Region as a Field Technician, and was then promoted to a Regional Operations Manager in 2007. In this role, I traveled the country setting up/opening new offices, training new hires, and building relationships with Business Partners.
In 2012, I had the opportunity to start over as an In-House Field Technician for Charter Communications, and within 2 years of working at Charter, I had moved up from an FT 1 position to a FT 4 position. By late 2015 I was promoted to a Field Operations Supervisor and in January 2017 I was awarded the Charter Superstar. Later in 2017, I was promoted to a TQA supervisor when Charter restructured their technical quality assurance program, and in 2019, I was promoted to my current role as Field Operations Manager.
Jim Morse Dir., Field Systems Engineering/Operations, New England/Cleveland
Jim has been privileged to be a member of the SCTE since 1986 and on the Board since 2006. My goal for the upcoming term is to raise the bar for our New England Chapter, facilitate the Chapters perpetually forward motion and ensure that the Chapter is delivering the best possible service for its’ members as well as driving the value of membership in the SCTE and the New England Chapter. Jim looks to create new ways of helping complete training sessions on line or in remote locations as everyone faces the issue of time management with streamlined work forces.
Jim is Director of Field Systems Engineering/Operations for Cox Communications New England-Cleveland region. Morse is responsible for the day-to-day operation and engineering of the company's video, data and telephony products in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Ohio. Morse, who has more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, joined Cox in 1991. He most recently served for 10 years as the manager of Multimedia Services. Jim has held a variety of other roles at Cox Communications, including roles as a supervisor in Plant Maintenance and Fiber Engineering.
Georgiann Bergamini Senior Director, Northeast Division
Georgiann Bergamini has worked in the cable industry for over 21 years. Starting her career in Human Resources and moving to the Engineering organization, she has served in various roles focusing on project management, capital and supply chain management. In her current role as a Senior Director for the Northeast Division of Comcast her focus is network capacity, the customer experience as well as employee engagement.
Georgiann has been serving as SCTE New England Chapter’s Treasurer for the last two years. She has been a member of SCTE since 2005 and in 2015 received the SCTE New England’s Bill Riley Personal Achievement Award. Georgiann is a member of WICT and has also participated on the Board of Directors of the Lynn MA Boys & Girls Club serving as Board Member, Vice President and President.
Christina Lumbreras Staff Software Engineer
Christina Lumbreras is a Staff Software Engineer at CommScope at the Access & Technologies site located in Wallingford, CT. She is responsible for network and cloud products including CATV head-end and node modules. She has over 15 years of experience in the industry. Her career has included supporting SCTE efforts. She has served on inside and outside plant SCTE standards committees throughout the years, and in recent years, she has supported the SCTE New England Chapter as an associate board member. As part of the Communications Team, she has spearheaded the newsletter and helped maintain the SCTE-NE chapter website and social media platforms. She regularly helps lead the Financial Committee to review and audit annual budgetary expenses. She routinely helps with signature events such as Vendor Day support and Golf Day Planning and has helped with Tech Sessions in the past. She regularly pitches in and supports the SCTE Chapter president and board to ensure the chapter meets its objectives and successfully represents the New England region.
Bob Foote AVP – Sales, Broadband MSO Markets
Bob is a 39-year veteran of the broadband industry. He began his career in 1981 as a systems technician. Trading in his tool belt, Bob switched to the vendor side of the business in 1985 where he worked for ARRIS and its preceding companies for 23 years through 2008.
Bob has been active with the SCTE since 1989 and was first elected to the National Board of Directors in 2000. Bob served on the Executive Committee, including Eastern vice Chair and Secretary. He was Chairman of the Membership Committee, and served on the Operations Committee and Chapter Support Committee. He was also Chairman of the Board. Bob served as Region 12 representative for 10 years.
Bob has been a member of the New England Chapter Board for the past 31 years and has held the positions of Chapter President and Vice President. Bob was awarded the SCTE’s Member of the Year Award in 2005, was elevated to SCTE Senior Member in 2006 and received the New England Chapter Personal Achievement Award in 2007. Bob was inducted into the SCTE Hall of Fame in 2016, and the Cable Television Pioneers class of 2020.