SCTE NEW ENGLAND
Board of Directors Elections
This year we have 9 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 2023.
Vote – and be a part of the success of the New England Chapter.
NEW Voting Deadline: Monday, December 26, 2022
Georgiann Bergamini, Senior Director of Network Engineering
Comcast, Northeast Division
Georgiann Bergamini has worked in the cable industry for over 23 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 of Network Engineering 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 four 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.
John has approximately 20 years’ experience in the industry. Coming into the business from the IT and Networking world, Bob joined the Cable industry with a BS in Computer Science and Networking which he has now turned into MS in Computer Science and Network Security. Bob started at the bottom at Comcast working in installation and repair, then moving up to plant operations. John now hold a role in the Headend group. John has expertise in all aspects of the rf/fiber plant, including design, build, repair and maintenance. He has taken many SCTE courses of the years, and has attended SCTE events including participating in this year’s New England Chapters' Cable Games.
Eric Hashey, Field Technical Manager
Eric has been employed by Charter Communications for 11 years. Eric is currently a FT Manager with oversight of Field Operations and Engineering. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of both field and maintenance technicians. Eric is interested in getting involved with the SCTE Board because he would like to be more engaged with his industry peers, as well as foster the future development/growth of the New England SCTE Chapter.
Eric would also like to help promote the value of available trainings, certifications, and technical innovations that the SCTE offers across the industry. His goal is to stimulate learning via in person lessons or remote webinars and share this wealth of knowledge with like-minded individuals.
Christina Lumbreras, Staff Software Engineer
CommScope, Wallingford, CT
Christina is responsible for network and cloud products, including CATV Headend and node modules. She has over 20 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 on the Board as Secretary. As part of the Communications Team, she helps maintain the SCTE-NE Chapter website and social media platforms and helps spearhead the quarterly Newsletter. She regularly helps lead the Financial Committee to review and audit annual budgetary expenses. She routinely takes an active role with signature events such as Vendor Day support and Golf Outing Planning and has helped with Tech Sessions. 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.
Jim Morse, Dir., Field Systems Engineering/Operations, New England/Cleveland
Cox Communications, Warwick, RI
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.
Brian Nicolois, Senior Manager, Tech Ops
Brian has over 24 years’ experience in the broadband industry, skilled in RF broadband technical & engineering experience specializing in Internet, voice, and video. Trained in Residential and Commercial Hubs, coaxial and HFC (Hybrid Fiber Coax), Fiber to Node, and Node +1 plant architectures and systems.
Brian held the position of Technical Operations Supervisor for 10 years, prior to his current position as Senior Manager, Tech Ops. Brian currently oversees a workforce of 80+ employees out of Woburn, Massachusetts. I have taken and currently enrolled in several NCTI and SCTE supported coursework.
James Renaldo, Supervisor, Construction & Planning
Cox Communications, Warwick, RI
Jim Renaldo is the Outside Plant Construction Supervisor for Rhode Island Network Transformation Team at Cox Communications. He has been a SCTE member of the New England Chapter dating back to his first Cable-Tec Games in 2004. Jim has attended many events as a participant as well as Team Coach.
Jim began his career with Cox almost 22 years ago as an installation technician and quickly moved to Outside Plant where he spent 15 years, most of which he was the “go to” person for any network related matters in The City of Providence, Rhode Island’s metro area. Jim specialized in confined space entries, creating the very first vehicle dedicated to this type of work. Jim also organized formal confined space training and certifications through an outside vendor.
In 2017 Jim joined Construction & Planning as an IP&E Planner responsible for Providence completing many successful builds for Cox Business, residential, carrier, OSHEAN and special events. In 2021 Jim joined the Network Transformation Team as a Planner, quickly promoted to OSP Construction Supervisor for Rhode Island. Jim most recently lead his team in the successful delivery of the Aquidneck Island upgrade. Jim is committed to his team, leaders and peers in their personal and professional development. Jim is well known for his people skills, contacts and ability to effectively thrive alongside anyone.
Jim Lives in Johnston, RI with his wife Rachel and family dog Jameson. When not at work, he spends time with his family & friends, he enjoys cooking, he is an avid Harley-Davidson rider and most recently met his childhood idol Erik Estrada from TV’s Chips.
Cathy Scull, Managing 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 Managing Partner and Account Manager at Teracom Sales where she covers the New England,
New York and Ohio territory as a Manufacturer’s Representative. Cathy joined the Society of Cable Television Engineers in 2015, and currently serves as Communications Chair for the New England Chapter and is also on the Professional Development Committee.
John Langhill, Field Operations Manager
Charter, Chicopee, MA
John is currently employed by Charter Communications as a Field Operations Manager out of Chicopee, MA. He oversees and leads four supervisors and 37 technicians. He has been working for Charter for over 31 years all in field operations; starting as an installer and working his way up to manager.
John prides himself with having a very strong work ethic and always looking for ways to improve his work performance. He looks forward to coming to work each day to make a positive influence with something or someone. He is a professional with strong leadership and relationship building skills, and a highly motivated, customer focused and results driven team leader. His 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. John enjoys watching football, playing catch with his daughter and playing as much golf as he can with friends and family. He has been an avid reader of many leadership books which has helped John learn and become the type of leader he wishes to be.