Decker Anstrom, President & COO of Landmark Communications, was reelected to serve a second one-year term as chairman of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s (NCTA) board.
Other NCTA officers elected were Cablevision COO Tom Rutledge as vice chairman; Advance/Newhouse Communications CEO Bob Miron as secretary; and Cox president Pat Esser as treasurer.
The NCTA’s Executive Committee for 2008-2009 includes the elected officers, as well as Comcast CEO Brian Roberts (Roberts is also the immediate past chairman of the NCTA board), NCTA president & CEO Kyle McSlarrow in an ex officio role; Glenn Britt, President & CEO, Time Warner Cable; Rocco Commisso, Chairman & CEO, Mediacom Communications; Ronald Duncan, President & CEO, GCI; Jerry Kent, President & CEO, Suddenlink Communications; Judith McGrath, Chairman & CEO, MTV Networks; Neil Smit, President & CEO, Charter Communications; and Michael S. Willner, Vice Chairman & CEO, Insight Communications.
Frank Drendel, Chairman & CEO, CommScope, was reelected to serve a two-year term as associate director.
Others elected include: At-Large Programmer Directors: Decker Anstrom, President & COO, Landmark Communications, Inc.; Matt Blank, Chairman & CEO, Showtime Networks, Inc.; and Debra Lee, President & COO, BET Holdings, were elected to serve two-year terms. Jeff Gaspin, President & COO, Universal Television Group, was elected to serve a one-year term.
At-Large System Directors: John Evans, Chairman & CEO, Evans Telecommunications Company; Mark Niblick, Vice Chairman, Midcontinent Communications; and Bill Shreffler, President & CEO, Broadstripe, were elected to serve three-year terms.
Rural/Small System Directors: In April 2008, Richard Sjoberg, President & CEO, Sjoberg’s Inc., was reelected to serve a two-year term. In addition, Amy Tykeson, CEO, BendBroadband, was named Chair of the Rural/Small System Operators’ Committee for another two-year term.
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