Maura Maloney (University of Massachusetts Amherst, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1985), the Principal Technology Business Operations Analyst at ESPN, visited campus on February 26th along with four of her colleagues from ESPN to give a presentation on “Women in Technology Careers” as part of the UMass Amherst Information Technology TechTalk series.
Maloney fell in love with television as a work-study student while working in the Video Instructional Program at UMass Amherst and was hired by ESPN in 1991 as a Broadcast Engineer in the Transmission Department. Since 2000 she has managed the Network Traffic and Transmission departments. She is currently a Principal Analyst in the Technology Business Operations Department, supporting ESPN’s Technology Division. She is a member of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and Chairperson for the End Users Initiative (EUI) Training Working Group.
Her visit to campus was facilitated by one of our IT staff who knows her and reached out to her and her colleagues to see if they would be interested in speaking with our faculty, students, and staff about their working roles at ESPN and career paths, and she was delighted to do so. (February 2015)