American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka applauded the news that Cable ONE President and CEO and ACA board member Tom Might has been named a co-recipient of the 2009 President's award by the Association of Cable Communicators:
"I am very pleased that ACC's leadership has decided to honor Tom Might with this prestigious award, which recognizes Tom's years of dedication to his company, his commitment to customer care and his valued service to the entire cable industry," Polka said. "Over the years, I and many others have come to rely on Tom's advice and wisdom on the vital issues of the day. As a result, I know that small and independent cable operators have made tremendous progress during Tom's tenure on the ACA board."
ACC President Jim Maiella announced the award, which will be presented during the Beacon Awards Gala on Monday, October 26 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.
"Tom Might is an inspiring CEO who champions Cable ONE's focus on customer satisfaction, associate satisfaction and local service," Maiella said. "He demonstrated this commitment in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, when he camped out with associates and supervised the restoration of service to Cable ONE customers in Mississippi, while helping associates and the community recover from this devastating storm."
The President's Award recognizes leaders who, by their guidance and support, advance the role of communications and public affairs in the cable industry. The award, selected annually by the ACC president and ratified by the ACC board, honors individuals who have developed and implemented communications and public affairs initiatives within their companies as well as throughout the cable industry.