Nikki Moffat, Pat DiVittorio and Borika Vucinic honoured with Leadership
MONTREAL, Feb. 17, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - BCE today congratulated Mary Ann
Turcke, Bell Media's Group President, Media Sales, Local TV & Radio on
being named Woman of the Year by Women in Communications and Technology
(WCT). A national organization that fosters leadership and advances
women in careers in communications, digital media and technology, WCT
also recognized Bell Media's Nikki Moffat and Pat DiVittorio and Bell
Canada's Borika Vucinic with Leadership Excellence Awards.
"Mary Ann Turcke is one of Canada's most respected communications
executives, acknowledged by peers and team members alike as a talented
and motivating leader who delivers results in a dynamic and highly
competitive industry," said George Cope, President and CEO of BCE Inc.
and Bell Canada. "The Bell team is proud to congratulate Mary Ann as
WCT's Woman of the Year and Nikki, Pat and Borika for their
well-deserved awards in Leadership Excellence."
With more than 25 years in the communications and technology sectors,
Ms. Turcke began her career at Bell as VP of Customer Experience and
Operations for Small & Medium Business in 2005 and was later promoted
to Executive VP of Field Services in 2008. In 2014, she was appointed
Group President of Media Sales, Local TV and Radio at Bell Media. In
this role she oversees almost $2 billion in media sales across multiple
platforms as well as local TV and radio in English Canada. Ms. Turcke
also serves on the boards of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE)
and Sheena's Place.
Nikki Moffat, Senior Vice President of Finance at Bell Media, who is
receiving the WCT Leader award, is responsible for the financial
operations of Bell Media and all of its subsidiaries, including 30
local television stations, 35 specialty channels, 4 pay TV services and
106 radio stations. A member of WCT's Board of Directors for the past
three years, she has supported the advancement of women across the
industry, acting as a role model and diversity champion in both the
communications and finance sectors.
Pat DiVittorio, Vice President of Program Planning at Bell Media, is
responsible for the daily operation of the schedule and program
planning strategies for CTV and CTV Two. Honoured with WCT's Mentor
award, Ms. DiVittorio is a strong supporter of women in the industry,
sharing her knowledge and insight with countless individuals, many of
whom now hold senior roles on her team. As Vice-Chair of Women in Film
and Television-Toronto, she helps women to connect, learn, and advance
in the industry.
Borika Vucinic, recognized by WCT as a Technology Innovator, is
Director, TV Engineering & Operations at Bell and a strong role model
for women pursuing careers in the fields of engineering and technology.
She led the team designing the Nimiq 6 satellite with Space System
Loral, developing complex requirements on coverage, spectrum, antenna,
and transponder configuration. Once the satellite was completed, Ms.
Vucinic's team conducted a range of diagnostics, including testing on
acoustics and vibrations, and electrical systems.
Please visit wct-fct.com to learn more about Women in Communications and Technology.
BCE is Canada's largest communications company, providing a
comprehensive and innovative suite of broadband communication services
to residential and business customers under the Bell Canada and Bell
Aliant brands. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with
leading assets in television, radio, out of home and digital media,
including CTV, Canada's #1 television network, and the country's
most-watched specialty channels. To learn more, please visit BCE.ca.
The Bell Let's Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with
national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns, like Clara's Big Ride for
Bell Let's Talk and Bell Let's Talk Day, and significant Bell funding
of community care and access, research, and workplace initiatives. To
learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.
SOURCE Bell Canada
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