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June E. Travis
Daniels Fund Board Chair
June E. Travis was elected board chair of the Daniels Fund in May 2013. She retired from the cable television industry in late 1999. Since 1994, she had served as executive vice president and then CEO of the National Cable Television Association (NCTA), the cable industry’s principal trade association based in Washington, D.C. June managed the development and implementation of NCTA’s public policy strategies and initiatives, and was responsible for the organization's day-to-day administration.
Prior to joining the NCTA, June was president and CEO of Rifkin & Associates, a Denver-based operator of cable TV systems. There she was responsible for the operational and financial performance of cable systems spanning thirteen states serving 500,000 customers. Previously, she held several executive positions with American Television & Communications Corporation (ATC), the predecessor of Time Warner Cable.
June has served as an officer and director on a number of cable television industry boards including NCTA, C-SPAN, Cable in the Classroom, and Women in Cable. She chaired the industry’s political action committee, CablePAC, for 9 years. Her active role in the industry has been recognized by a number of awards including NCTA’s top leadership award in 1981, the NCTA's Special President’s Award in 1991, and the 1982 Women in Cable Accolade Award. In 1989 June was named one of the top ten women in the cable industry. In 1992, she was the first woman selected to receive Women in Cable's annual leadership award.
Before relocating to Washington, D.C. in 1994, June was active with several Colorado organizations including service on the boards of Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Forum, University of Denver, InterFaith Community Services, TechCorps,and Colorado Women’s Forum.
Currently, June is a director of CommScope, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of broadband hybrid fiber coaxial cable and a leading supplier of fiber optic and twisted pair cables for LAN, wireless, and other communications applications. She serves on the boards of Denver Dumb Friends League and Young Americans Center for Financial Education. June is active in St. Gabriel’s Church and she volunteers at a private community-based family foundation dedicated to helping youth develop technology and leadership skills.
June earned her MBA from the University of Denver's Graduate School of Business and Public Management.