Comcast's Dave Watson elected NCTA board chair

June 4, 2020
WarnerMedia’s recently named CEO Jason Kilar also joins NCTA's board of directors.
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Dave Watson, president and CEO, Comcast Cable, and senior EVP, Comcast Corporation, has been elected as chairman of the board of directors of NCTA – The Internet & Television Association (NCTA - Washington, DC).

The election took place on June 3, 2020.

In addition, the following officers were elected to serve on the NCTA board of directors: Pat McAdaragh, president and CEO, Midco, as vice chairman; Tom Rutledge, chairman and CEO, Charter Communications, as treasurer; Bob Bakish, president and CEO, ViacomCBS, Inc., as secretary; and Pat Esser, president, Cox Communications, Inc., as immediate past chairman.

Jason Kilar, recently named CEO of WarnerMedia, has also joined the NCTA board as a corporate programmer director, replacing John Stankey.

During annual elections held earlier this year, the following directors were also elected to the NCTA board:

  • At-Large System Directors: John Evans, chairman and CEO, Evans Telecommunications Company, and Pat McAdaragh for three-year terms.
  • Rural/Midsize Directors: Dick Sjoberg, president and CEO, Sjoberg’s Inc., for a two-year term and Phil Spencer, president and CEO, Vyve Broadband, for a year to fill a vacated director’s seat.
  • At-Large Programmer Directors: Bob Bakish; David Nevins, chief creative officer, CBS Inc., and chairman and CEO, Showtime Networks; and Paul Buccieri, president, A+E Networks Group, for two-year terms.
  • Associate Directors: Frank Drendel, chairman, CommScope Holding Company, Inc., for another two-year term and Sandy Howe, EVP and president, Americas, Technetix, for one year to fill a vacated director’s seat.

Other directors who serve on the NCTA Board were not subject to reelection. Learn more at NCTA.

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