|Charter Communications’ Keith Hayes|
The board also elected Marv Nelson as the new vice president of the Foundation. Nelson is serving as interim president and CEO for the SCTE after former president and CEO John Clark left the organization when his contract wasn’t renewed earlier this year. Nelson takes over Clark’s position as the Foundation’s vice president.
The SCTE Foundation board also appointed Jim Hughes of CommScope as the new chair of the Foundation’s Fundraising Committee, replacing Clark. The board oversees three other committees and appoints their chairs as well. They are:
- Bob Gold of Bob Gold & Associates, Policy Committee
- Allshouse, Finance Committee
- Phebus, Awards Committee
Hughes is the executive vice president of broadband sales and marketing with CommScope, his employer since 1995. Prior to joining CommScope, he was employed by Belden Wire & Cable, where he was Belden’s national sales manager for broadband products between 1990 and 1995.
The other members of the SCTE Foundation board of directors – in addition to Allshouse, Gold, Hayes, Hughes, Nelson and Phebus – are Chris Bowick of Cox Communications, Tom Gorman of Charter Communications, Mike LaJoie of Time Warner Cable and Ken Wright of Arris.
The SCTE Foundation was established by the SCTE board of directors in 2005 and began issuing grants in 2006. The Foundation has helped numerous SCTE members by distributing grants totaling more than $85,000. Through its grants program, the Foundation provides educational opportunities for SCTE members to assist them in advancing their careers.
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