Cablevision’s Rutledge reelected NCTA board chairman

Wed, 04/22/2009 - 8:35am
Traci Patterson

Cablevision COO Tom Rutledge has been reelected as chairman of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s (NCTA) board of directors.

Additionally, Cox Communications President Pat Esser has been reelected as vice chairman, Advance/Newhouse Communications Chairman Bob Miron has been retained as treasurer, and Charter Communications President and CEO Neil Smit has been reelected to serve as secretary.

The election took place during The Cable Show 2009 in Washington, D.C.

The NCTA board’s Executive Committee for 2009-10 comprises Brian Roberts, chairman and CEO of Comcast Corp., the most immediate past chairman of the board; the above named officers; and NCTA President and CEO Kyle McSlarrow, in an ex officio role.

The following were also named to the Executive Committee:

  • Glenn Britt, president and CEO of Time Warner Cable
  • Rocco Commisso, chairman and CEO of Mediacom Communications
  • Ronald Duncan, president and CEO of GCI
  • Jerry Kent, chairman and CEO of Suddenlink Communications
  • Judith McGrath, chairman and CEO of MTV Networks
  • Abbe Raven, president and CEO of A&E Television Networks
  • Michael Willner, vice chairman and CEO of Insight Communications

Other board elections included:

  • Associate director: Reelected to serve a two-year term – Bob Stanzione, chairman and CEO of Arris.
  • At-large programmer directors: Reelected to serve two-year terms – Tony Vinciquerra, chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group; David Zaslav, president and CEO of Discovery Communications; and Jeff Gaspin, president and COO of Universal Television Group. (Ken Lowe, chairman of the board, president and CEO of Scripps Networks Interactive, was elected for one year to fill an unexpired term.)
  • Rural/small system director: In March 2009, Gary Shorman, president and CEO of Eagle Communications, was reelected for another two years.
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