Kyle McSlarrow, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy, will become president and CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association effective March 1, 2005.
McSlarrow, who announced his resignation from the government post last month, will succeed Robert Sachs, who announced last year he would not renew his contract, which ends Feb. 28.
"Kyle brings to NCTA a long record of achievement in government, a history of success in working with congressional leaders, solid experience in dealing with regulatory issues, and a strong belief in cable's potential to serve the needs of American consumers in a free and competitive marketplace," said Glenn Britt, chairman and CEO of Time Warner Cable, and chairman of the NCTA board. "We are fortunate to have Kyle join NCTA, particularly as Congress embarks on a major review of the 1996 Telecommunications Act."
McSlarrow is a former candidate for Congress in Virginia's 8th Congressional District. He has also served as deputy chief of staff and chief counsel to former U.S. Senators Bob Dole (R-KS) and Trent Lott (R-MS).