Helen Chamberlin

Governance Chair

Helen Chamberlin has over 28 years of Washington experience working across the non-profit, corporate, and government sectors of industry.  Along with her political experience, her core strengths include advancement, image management and member services.  As Deputy Executive Director, Cable in the Classroom (CIC), the national education foundation of the U.S. cable industry, she is responsible for strategic development, member services, communications and marketing efforts.  Chamberlin started her cable career joining the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) focusing on public affairs and public policy serving in multiple management roles.  NCTA is the principal trade association for the U.S. cable industry, representing cable operators serving more than 90 percent of the nation’s cable television households and more than 200 cable program networks.

Her introduction to trade associations began with the U.S. Telecomm Association covering government and public affairs issues.  In the private non-profit sector, she provided fundraising and financial management consulting to the Senate Employees Child Care Center.  Chamberlin honed her corporate client experience in several conference/event and catering management positions at two premiere properties with Marriott International, Inc.  Chamberlin began her career as a congressional aide for the late-U.S. House of Representative Frank Annunzio [D-IL].

Chamberlin’s passion for the advancement of women’s issues inspired her to pursue volunteer leadership roles including President, Women in Cable & Telecommunications (WICT) – Washington/Baltimore Chapter, a professional society that advocates for gender pay equity.  Other appointments have included the Executive Committee of Washington Women in PR (WWPR) and she remains an active member supporting the non-profit profession as a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

Chamberlin is a WICT National – Betsy Magness Leadership Institute fellow, the cable industry’s premiere women’s leadership program.  She was a weekend on-air radio announcer at Classic Rock 94.7, a Washington, DC station – CBS Radio. A native Washingtonian, Chamberlin holds a BS, Food Science – University of Maryland and MS, Information & Telecommunications Systems Management – Capitol College.