The WICT Network: Midwest is thrilled to welcome new and returning board members for the new term starting in 2023. These women are successful leaders within their current organizations and we look forward to them sharing their talents with The WICT Network.

Amber Schwiesow
Amber Schwiesow

Board Position: President

Title: VP of Procurement & Supply Chain at Midco

Amber previously served on the board as the Tech it Out Chair.

What are you most excited about for this upcoming term on the board?

“I was on the board for two pandemic years. It was a really weird time. We had to figure out how to do everything virtually, and while I feel like we did the best we could, connection was hard and so was impact. When thinking about what excites me about this term on the board, I have three words that are resonating with me: Connection, Action and Impact. I am excited to connect with global and chapter leaders, I am excited to put plans in place and take action with the team and I am excited to be on a board that can create impact for the women in our industry.”

Kate Moore
Kate Moore

Board Position: Director of Board Operations

Title: Senior Manager, Engineering @ Charter Communications

What are you most excited about for this upcoming term on the board?

“I am most excited about collaborating with other board members and recruiting new members to ensure that WICT continues to offer premiere programs that inspire and support the contributions and strengths of women in our industry.”

Chasity Shahi
Chasity Shahi

Board Position: Director of Membership

Title: Sr. Mgr Enterprise Operations Support – Process Engineering at Charter Communications

Chasity is currently service on the board as Communications Chair and will be changing to the position of Director of Membership in 2023.

What are you most excited about for this upcoming term on the board?

“I’m most excited about spreading the word about all the great programming and events that The WICT Network Midwest offers to encourage and excite new members to join, and existing members to renew. The membership growth can be accomplished with a close partnership with the Programming, and MarComs teams.”

Kristina Gustafson
Kristina Gustafson

Board Position: Director of Programming

Title: Sr Director of Portfolio Management for Agent Tools at Charter Communications

Kristina is currently service on the board as Director of Membership and will be changing to the position of Director of Programming in 2023.

What are you most excited about for this upcoming term on the board?

“In the upcoming term on the board, I’m most excited about reenergizing the membership community with fresh and relevant programming and offering some in-person networking opportunities.”

Noelle Tieszen
Noelle Tieszen

Board Position: Programming Chair – North

Title: Senior CX Operations Manager at Midco

What are you most excited about for this upcoming term on the board?

“I am most excited to connect and collaborate with other WICT members and board members.”

Deena Reiniger
Deena Reiniger

Board Position: Programming Chair – South

Title: Network Operations Analyst III at Charter Communications

What are you most excited about for this upcoming term on the board?

“After many webinars, an opportunity to attend the leadership conference a few years ago and now participating in the WICT Midwest PMDS program, I realize WICT has so many great programs.  I believe my involvement on the board will help stretch my leadership skills and give me confidence to take on new challenges.  I have a passion for helping others learn, grow and be successful.  As Programming Chair I am looking forward to building lifelong colleagues and friends in an environment where I can grow, learn and excel. I also look forward to assisting the director in planning 2023 and 2024 events.”

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Victoria Bizzotto

Board Position: Communications Chair

Title: Senior Manager, Human Resources at Comcast

What are you most excited about for this upcoming term on the board?

“Uniting with a group of inspiring women to combine our superpowers and make waves in the telecom industry!”

Anna Jankord
Anna Jankord

Board Position: Social Media Chair

Title: Operations Training Program Manager – Business at Midco

Anna is returning to her role as Social Media Chair.

What are you most excited about for this upcoming term on the board?

“We gained a lot of momentum and rallied excitement about The WICT Network: Midwest on social media this year – new social initiatives, innovative promotions, and live posting from our signature events. I am most excited to continue to grow our social presence in these ways and more, especially with the talented Marketing and Communications Team as well as our new Board members.”

Lisa Rahja
Lisa Rahja

Board Position: Outreach Chair

Title: Training Coordinator at Midco

Lisa is returning to her role as Outreach Chair.

Debra Malick
Debra Malick

Board Position: Spirit of the Midwest Awards Chair

Title: National Account Manager at Diversant

Debra is currently serving on the board as an Ambassador and will be changing to the position of Spirit of the Midwest Awards chair in 2023.