Comcast Chief New Chairman of NCTA Board

April 15, 2005
NCTA has tapped Brian L. Roberts--president and CEO of Comcast--as its new chairman of the board.

Several others were elected to the board of directors. Nick Davatzes, CEO Emeritus, A&E Television Networks, has been elected vice chairman; Tom Rutledge, COO, Cablevision Systems Corporation, has been elected treasurer; and Bob Miron, chairman/CEO, Advance/Newhouse Communications, has been elected secretary.

The NCTA Board has also established its executive committee for 2005-2006, which, in addition to NCTA President/CEO Kyle McSlarrow in an ex officio role, includes the following:

  • Decker Anstrom, president/COO, Landmark Communications
  • Matthew C. Blank, chairman/CEO, Showtime Networks
  • Glenn Britt, chairman/CEO, Time Warner Cable, and immediate past chairman of the NCTA Board
  • Rocco Commisso, chairman/CEO, Mediacom Communications
  • Ronald Duncan, president, GCI
  • James O. Robbins, president/CEO, Cox Communications
  • William T. Schleyer, chairman/CEO, Adelphia Communications
  • Michael S. Willner, president/CEO, Insight Communications



Other Board elections included:

  • Associate director: Bob Stanzione, Chairman/CEO, ARRIS, was re-elected to serve a two-year term.
  • At-large program directors: Nick Davatzes, CEO Emeritus, A&E Television
    Networks, John Hendricks, Chairman, Discovery Communications, and David Zaslav, President, NBC Universal Cable, were re-elected to serve two-year terms.
  • At-large system directors: John Evans, chairman/CEO, Evans
    Telecommunications Company and Kelvin Westbrook, president/CEO,
    Millennium Digital Media, were re-elected to serve three-year terms; Mark
    Niblick, president/CEO, Midcontinent Communications, was also elected to serve a three-year term.
  • Rural/small system directors: Joe Gans, vice president, Gans Multimedia Partnership, was re-elected to serve a two-year term.

  • Other directors were not subject to re-election.



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