Washington, D.C. - Brian Dietz, a veteran corporate and state government spokesman, has been appointed Senior Director, Communications, for the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), effective January 20, 2003.
In his role at NCTA, Dietz will direct a variety of media relations and communications functions and will serve as a principal spokesperson for the organization. He'll report to Rob Stoddard, Senior Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs, NCTA.
Dietz most recently has served as Executive Director of Communications, Central California Region, AT&T Broadband (now Comcast). Previously, he worked as Director of Communications for AT&T Broadband predecessor company, MediaOne, in Minnesota's Twin Cities. He also has served as press secretary for then-Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson; Communications Director for the State of Minnesota's Trade and Economic Development Agency; Public Information Officer for the Minnesota Department of Transportation; Senior Writer for Northwest Airlines; and reporter for Radio City Network News, a radio news network.
Dietz holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science from University of North Dakota and received a graduate certificate in Public Relations from the Masters of Business Communication program at University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.
NCTA is the principal trade association of the cable television industry in the United States. NCTA represents cable operators serving more than 90 percent of the nation's cable television households and more than 200 cable program networks, as well as equipment suppliers and providers of other services to the cable industry.