Gail MacKinnon, the former SVP, Washington for CBS Corp., has been appointed SVP, government relations, for the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA). She will join the organization officially on Jan. 1, 2006.
She succeeds Steve Berry, who announced his intentions to leave NCTA by year-end. MacKinnon, who will direct NCTA’s government relations department, will report to NCTA President & CEO Kyle McSlarrow.
During her career, she has held government relations positions at several media companies, including Viacom, Tele-Communications Inc., and Turner Broadcasting System.