The Cable Center announced that its board of directors elected Insight Communications CEO Michael Willner as its new chairman, while Advance/Newhouse CEO Bob Miron is the vice chairman. Willner and Miron started their new roles yesterday after former chairman Bill Bresnan passed the gavel over to Willner at The Cable Center’s annual board meeting. Bresnan will stay on the board’s executive committee.
“I am honored to be selected as The Cable Center’s chairman of the board, and to follow Bill Bresnan’s effective stewardship,” said Willner. “We have a highly experienced and talented group of industry leaders on the board, and The Cable Center is healthy and moving steadily forward with its goals. I am eager to begin working with both the Board and The Cable Center staff to accomplish the many exciting plans that are underway, and to further the reach of its exceptional programs.”
The board also elected Bridget L. Baker, president, Television Networks Distribution, NBC Universal; Matthew C. Blank, chairman and CEO, Showtime Networks; and Andrew T. Heller, president, domestic distribution, Turner Broadcasting, Inc. to the board during the annual meeting.