Wendell Woody Pathfinder Awards

The Wendell Woody Pathfinder award was established in 1997 to recognize an elite group of cable industry professionals who actively participated for at least 20 years and made a significant impact on the industry during that time.

New members must be nominated by a Pathfinder from a different company and be endorsed by a Pathfinder not associated with their company.

Deadline: August 1, 2018

2017 Wendell Woody Pathfinders

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Robert (Bob) Adelman

Regional Vice President, Affiliate Distribution Fox Networks Group

Bob Adelman is the Regional Vice President, Affiliate Distribution for Fox Networks Group.  He has been in St. Louis since 2006 and will celebrate 20 years at Fox this coming February, prior to coming to Fox he worked 5 years at Disney Channel.  In his role, Mr. Adelman oversees regional distribution for its entire portfolio of entertainment, lifestyle and sports networks across the Central Region.  In his role he oversees staff that is responsible for sales, marketing, account management, and day-to-day operations for the following Fox Cable Networks:  FS Midwest, FS Detroit, FS North, FSN Wisconsin, FS Ohio, Big Ten Network, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel, FX, FXX, FXM, FS1, FS2, Fox College Sports, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Mundo, Fox Sports Deportes, Fox Life, along with the TVE products that these networks offer. 

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Elaine Partridge

Vice President of Special Projects, Vast Broadband

Elaine Partridge is the VP of Special Projects for Vast Broadband.  Elaine has been in the telecommunications industry since 1995.  Her responsibilities include managing all aspects of the eCommerce platform including business planning, content strategy and development, digital marketing, website design and customer analytics.  Previous positions include VP of Programming and Director of Marketing & Programming for NewWave Communications and Galaxy Cablevision where she gained valuable experience in programming, contract negotiation, marketing, event coordination and general operations.  Elaine is currently a Board Member for the National Cable Television Cooperative serving as the chairperson of the Programming Committee.  She was the Vice President of the St Louis Women in Cable & Telecommunications Organization, a Missouri Cable Association board member and a member of the Mid-American Cable Association and CTAM.   Elaine received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from the University of Northern Iowa.  She is a board member of her local church and serves on a variety of community projects.

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Greg Harrison

Assistant City Manager, City of Pompano Beach, FL

Greg joined TCI in the mid-90’s during the company’s formation of Government Relations throughout the US and represented TCI on State and Federal government affairs in Washington, DC, OK, KS, NE, SD, ND, NM, and NV as well as county and municipal government issues.  In 2001, Greg was hired as the first full-time President of the Missouri Cable Telecommunications Association and set up shop in Jefferson City, MO where he stayed until 2009 to go back to Oklahoma with Allegiance Communications that included Chief Operations Officer as well as responsibility for all corporate contracts, agreements, franchises and regulatory/compliance issues with local, state and federal government entities. Shortly after being employed in Missouri, Greg and his wife Kim were hired by the Mid-America Cable Telecommunications Association, during a difficult time, which successfully resulted in continuation of this great annual event.  In 2014 Greg had an opportunity to return to Public Administration as Assistant City Manager, Pompano Beach, FL. Greg is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the City of Pompano Beach with a population of 107,000, employs approximately 1,000 people and has a total budget of over 265 Million Dollars. Greg went to Northeastern State College in Tahlequah, OK and the University of Norman, OK.

1997 Charter Pathfinder Members

Hank Bradley

Dave Clark

Peter Collins

Vic Davis

Ed Drake

Doug Fuller

Tom Gleason, Jr.

Jerry Lampe

Ron Marnell

Rob Marshall

Mike Pandzik

Rex Porter

Les Read

Larry Spangler

Dick Thiessen

Robert K. Weary

Wendell Woody

Pathfinder Members 1998-2016

Charles Broomfiled (1998)
Philip Brown (1998)
Steve Dyche (1998)
Richard Hook (1998)
Linda Jurgensen (1998)
Ted Gleason (1999)
Jim Orwick (1999)
John Thompson (1999)
Vern Wible (1999)
Tom Gleason, Sr. (2000)
Lynn Harrison (2000)
Bob Niles (2000)
Larry Trimble (2000)
Robert Weary, Jr. (2000)
Frank Hughes (2001)
Charlotte McClure (2001)
LeaAnn Quist (2001)
Dick Bates (2002)
Debby Exon (2002)
Ken Kendall (2002)
Carol Rothwell (2002)
Bob Sebby (2002)
Alan Tschirner (2002)
J. Richard Beard (2003)
J. Keith Davidson (2003)
David Headley (2003)
Larry Peterson (2003)
Larry Stiffelman (2003)

Tom Belcher (2004)
JoAnn King (2004)
Rob Moel (2004)
Tom Morris (2004)
Dave Severance (2004)
Jim Walker (2004)
Mike Flood (2004)
Valerie Kramer (2005)
Dan Mulvenon (2005)
Maurice Zion (2005)
Kevin R. Collins (2006)
Terry Cordova (2006)
Carl Dyson (2006)
Wayne Gale (2006)
Denise Lewis (2006)
Art Cunningham (2007)
Mike Drahota (2007)
Roger Ponder (2007)
David Presley (2007)
Milissa Witthar (2007)
Scott Grim (2008)
Mike Kohler (2008)
Matt Mayhan (2008)
Mark Stottler (2008)
Mark Caniglia (2009)
Joe Crone (2009)
Bryan Gann (2009)
Travis Garrett (2009)

Joe Scot (2009)
Mitch Bland (2010)
Tim Caudle (2010)
Hyman Sharpe (2010)
Richie Arnold (2011)
Chris Fleck (2011)
Jim Gleason (2011)
Dave Pangrac (2011)
David Berns (2012)
Garry Bowman (2012)
Charles Hembree (2012)
Ken Jameson (2012)
Steve Bennett (2013)
Tom McMillan (2013)
Mike Slyman (2013)      David Wall (2013)
Randy Goad (2014)
Melanie McMullen (2014)
Mike Wilson (2014)
Rich Fickle (2015)
Gary Shorman (2015)
Tim Easley (2016)
Larry Eby (2016)
Brent Scott (2016)
Robert Adelman (2017)
Elaine Partridge (2017)
Greg Harrison (2017)