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Turner Chairman and CEO John Martin was named honorary co-chair for the 30th Annual National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) Conference today, a distinctive position recognizing the company's leading role as a diversity champion within the broader media industry.

"John is among cable's most distinguished business leaders and we are honored to have him on-board this year," said Eglon E. Simons, NAMIC's president and CEO. "With 2016 marking the 30th anniversary of the NAMIC conference, we are extremely pleased to have the continued support of Turner, an esteemed diversity champion and innovator, and a company that shares our goal of advancing inclusion in all aspects of our business."

Since its founding, NAMIC has been the premier organization that educates, advocates and empowers for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry. Its membership comprises more than 2,800 professionals from a broad range of media disciplines. 

"Diversity, inclusion and mutual respect are integral to our culture at Turner, and I believe essential to our success and the future of our business," Martin said. "We are proud to partner with NAMIC on their 30th annual conference, which provides a unique opportunity for our industry to place a spotlight on diversity and inclusion as a necessity for growth and innovation."

Held as part of the cable industry's Diversity Week, the conference will be held September 20 - 21 and focus on three learning tracks: "Business Solutions," "Content & Imagery," and "Leading & Learning."

Congratulations to John and the entire Turner family as they continue to emphasize diversity as an essential business asset. Read the full press release here