TBI celebrates notable industry leaders and professionals making an impact in telecom. Learn more about Woman of the Channel, Laura Keon, from Altice Business.
Laura Keon- is the Sales Leader for the Altice Channel encompassing Suddenlink, Service Electric, Morris Broadband and Optimum. Laura brings background diverse in vertical experience but consistently demonstrating success and achievement. The successes cross many industries including Health Care management, telecommunications, advanced technologies (Data Center, Call Center, Intelligent Buildings), and the MSO/Entertainment industry. Laura has built and diversified many sales and operations teams. Her experience spans start-up development, change leadership, and new product launch. In addition, her teams have led a multitude of audit/regulatory compliance excellence, as well as product support and deployment.
Laura has B.S. degrees in Business Management, Molecular Biology, and a Doctorate in Law. She has two children and enjoys free time on her farm or serving as the Fire Chief with her local Fire Department.
What do you love about your job?
I love the “family” atmosphere of the channel across the country and around the world. This environment coupled with the entrepreneurial, driven mentality of the channel teams is the most enjoyable part of the job.
What do you like about working with TBI?
TBI is innovative and willing to step out into different endeavors. They are always looking for a way to transform and move the needle for not only themselves and their partners, but for the industry. An excuse to eat Chicago Pizza is always a plus as well!
I use quotes all of the time – but my all time favorite is probably Sister Theresa’s “Anyway”-
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
What is a key tidbit you give to others?
Don’t let your work run your life- remember to look at the truly important things. Give work their hours and give more than you take- but learn to live every minute of your life and truly live it.
Favorite vacation/getaway destination?
I love anywhere with a beach or a sailboat- and ultimately I love to travel- For different reasons, my favorite places have been Papeet, Yosemite, and Maui. All stunning in their own unique way…and cell phone coverage is not great in any of those locations!
Do you have a goal outside of your career that you'd like to achieve?
I always try to set new goals for myself, and in my volunteer career outside of ‘work’, my next step is to pursue certification and training to assist on Task Force 2, in the US Search and Rescue Operations.
Connect with Laura on LinkedIn.