Cox' Esser re-elected chairman of NCTA board

May 24, 2019
Pat Esser, president of Cox Communications, was re-elected as chairman of the board of directors of the NCTA. The election took place on May 15 in Washington ...

Pat Esser, president of Cox Communications, was re-elected as chairman of the board of directors of the NCTA. The election took place on May 15 in Washington, DC.

In addition, the following officers were re-elected: Dave Watson, president & CEO, Comcast Cable, and senior EVP, Comcast Corp., as vice chairman; Gary Shorman, president & CEO, Eagle Communications, as treasurer; and Bob Bakish, president & CEO, Viacom, as secretary.

Other board elections included:

  • At-Large System Director: Ron Duncan, CEO & co-founder, General Communication, for another three-year term.
  • Rural/Midsize Directors: In April 2019, Jeff DeMond, president & CEO, Vyve Broadband, was reelected to serve another two-year term.
  • At-Large Programmer Directors: David Zaslav, president & CEO, Discovery; Josh Sapan, president & CEO, AMC Networks; Paul Buccieri, president, A+E Networks Group; and new to the NCTA board, Charlie Collier, CEO, FOX Entertainment.

In addition, Alfred Liggins, CEO, Urban One, was reappointed to serve as an Appointed At-Large Director. Other directors who serve on the NCTA Board were not subject to reelection.        

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