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NCTA hires former FCC, CTIA exec as new chief of staff

Wed, 07/20/2011 - 8:15am
Mike Robuck

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association today announced that K. Dane Snowden was hired for the new role of chief of staff.

K. Dane SnowdenSnowden was formerly chief of the Federal Communications Commission Consumer and Government Affairs Bureau and is currently vice president for external and state affairs for CTIA.

In his new job, the NCTA said Snowden would work closely with NCTA President and CEO Michael Powell and executive vice president James Assey to oversee the association's day-to-day operations, as well as its planning and strategic initiatives.

"Dane is a remarkable talent with significant managerial and administrative leadership experience that makes him a perfect candidate to help me more effectively lead NCTA," Powell said. "Dane will join a quality team here at NCTA, and I know he'll be a great asset to the organization and the cable industry."

Snowden will start working at the NCTA on Aug. 22.

"NCTA is an outstanding organization, and I am honored that Michael has asked me to join his leadership team," Snowden said. "I look forward to working with the diverse NCTA membership and helping to ensure the American consumer will continue to enjoy the exciting and dynamic innovations occurring within the cable industry."

Snowden joined CTIA in 2005, and he has managed and directed its state policy and liaison efforts. At the FCC, he was responsible for development and execution of the vision, strategic direction, telecommunications policy, and management of the bureau's activities and 300 employees.

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