NAMIC Board Members

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Niccole Osmanski- President

  

Niccole Osmanski is the Vice President of Sales Support for Spectrum Reach.  She oversees the support teams that support all of our sales teams focused on delivering solutions to all clients serviced by Spectrum Reach. 

In her 15+ years involved in the Telecommunications industry she has gained extensive knowledge in a variety of areas with a continuous thirst for knowledge driving her to take on roles in Operations, Sales, Finance and other facets of the evolving advertising business. 

Niccole enjoys being an active member of the community involved in a variety of industry and personal organizations, including WCWAA soccer, WICT (Women in Cable Telecommunications), and NAMIC (National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications). This involvement allows her to continue to be engaged and involved with creating an environment personally and professionally focused on driving goals of diversity and inclusion amongst all individuals to be accepted as they are.   

What inspires You, Nicole?

"I’m inspired by seeing the world through someone else’s eyes.  I love watching what my children see around me when I’m too focused and tunnel visioned to notice something I should.  That is why NAMIC is so important to me.  I want to continue to see how others see the world so that it opens my eyes to the possible and not what I know."

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Ninnet Bowman- Vice-President

  

Ninnet Bowman is the Director of Community Impact Operations for Charter Communications. In this role, Ninnet oversees the effective execution of the operational strategy related to Community Impact programs, goals, and initiatives; this includes working with internal and external stakeholders to accelerate the progress of Charter’s philanthropic approach and framework.

In her 20+ year career as a Telecommunications Professional, she has gained extensive knowledge of service delivery, customer service, process reengineering, and project management. Her Industry experience includes Call Center Operations, Billing Operations, IT Solutions & Implementation, Vendor Management, Sales, and Corporate Philanthropy. 

Ninnet is an active member of several industry organizations, including WICT (Women in Cable Telecommunications), and NAMIC (National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications). These organizations resonate with her core beliefs of advocacy for mentorship and addressing the issues of equal representation and equal pay in executive leadership. Ninnet has strong values centered around supporting her work & life communities, which is evidenced by her commitments to previously held board positions with the North Carolina 911 Board, and Women in Telecommunications. Ninnet is currently extending her passion for helping others through her work as a Board Member of Rebuilding Together Greater Charlotte.

What is the best career advice you ever recieved, Ninnet?

"There are no wins and losses in business, just lessons. Anyone who is keeping score is the reflection of their insecurity; don’t let it become yours."

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Morris Whitner Treasurer

  

Morris Whitner is the Senior Director of Decision Support in the Enterprise Business Planning group for Charter Communications.  In this role, Morris is responsible for Spectrum Enterprise’s financial analysis and capital approval processes, financial modeling for enterprise sales opportunities, developing and implementing financial review process, and providing financial decision-making support to various enterprise groups.

Since joining the company in 2008, he has served in a number of roles within Finance and several leadership positions, including Director of Business Planning for South Carolina Field Operations and Manager of Finance for the Carolinas Region.  Morris joined Charter (formerly Time Warner Cable) from JPMorgan Chase, where he worked as a Risk Operations Analyst for the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism division.

Morris is passionate about and believes in the benefits of creating multicultural work environments and industries through diversity, equity, and inclusion.  He is also a member of WICT, and has served as Treasurer for the NAMIC Carolinas chapter since 2018.

He received a B.A. in International Business and French from The Ohio State University and an MBA from Wake Forest University.

How'd you start your career, Morris?

"I started my career in the telecommunications industry in 2008 in Columbus, Ohio, for Time Warner Cable, I joined the company as a Financial Analyst supporting Residential Field Operations. Prior to joining TWC, I worked at JPMorgan Chase for 4.5 years as a Risk Operations Analyst in their Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism (AMLAT) department."

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Melissa Ward- Secretary

  In 2020 we look forward to bringing NAMIC-Carolinas programming focused on helping you achieve your CLIMB.  Programming focused on Challenging yourself, Learning new skills, Inspiring those around you, Mastering self needs and Believing you can achieve greatness.  We look forward to sharing content throughout the year in a variety of formats through our social channels, email, podcasts, speaker events and much more so stay tuned and get ready for a great year! 

What's the biggest career surprise you've experienced, Melissa?

"When my manager,  the Director of Career Placement, approached me to see if I wanted to train and become a Computer Programmer. This left her with no administrative assistants."