Charter Communications has hired former Cablevision lobbyist and Federal Communications Commissions aide Catherine Bohigian as its new executive vice president, governmental affairs.
Bohigian, who starts her new job on July 8, replaces Robert Quicksilver, who is leaving the company.
"Catherine brings a great wealth of knowledge of the regulatory and legislative issues facing our business and combines that with an insider's perspective of Washington, D.C. in general and the FCC in particular,” Charter CEO and President Tom Rutledge said. “I look forward to her counsel and know that she will be incredibly successful here at Charter."
Bohigian will be based in Washington, D.C. and will oversee all aspects of Charter's government relations. She is a graduate of Duke University and Harvard Law School,
Bohigian previously served as the senior vice president, federal affairs for Cablevision Systems. Prior to Cablevision, she served the Federal Communications Commission in various capacities, including senior advisor to then-chairman of the FCC, Kevin Martin.
During his tenure as FCC chairman, Martin often clashed with the cable industry, most notably over his request for cable to adopt an a la carte business model, which some cable operators are now pushing for due to high programming fees.