Names & Notes

Local Mediacom employee earns award and


Local Mediacom employee Ranette Wilkening earned a top customer service award and recognition by the company’s senior managers during an awards ceremony held last week at Mediacom’s Regional Field Operations Center in Des Moines.

Wilkening, a Marshalltown resident, earned the national gold-level ‘Unsung Hero’ award for her ability to go above and beyond her regular work responsibilities and to contribute to the company. Wilkening is one of 37 gold-level award winners across the company and has been employed with Mediacom for 19 years.

Mediacom employs more than 1,600 Iowans and 4,600 people companywide. The company’s senior management team personally presents annual awards to employees who earn the highest performance rankings and demonstrate outstanding service.


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