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Pat Esser Elected Chairman and FOX Entertainment’s Charlie Collier Joins NCTA Board

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Pat Esser Elected Chairman and FOX Entertainment’s Charlie Collier Joins NCTA Board

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Pat Esser, President of Cox Communications, Inc., was reelected as Chairman of the Board of Directors of NCTA – The Internet & Television Association (NCTA). The election took place on May 15, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

In addition, the following officers were reelected: Dave Watson, President & CEO, Comcast Cable, and Senior EVP, Comcast Corporation, as Vice Chairman; Gary Shorman, President & CEO, Eagle Communications, as Treasurer; and Bob Bakish, President & CEO, Viacom, Inc., as Secretary.

Other Board elections included:

  • At-Large System Director: Ron Duncan, CEO & Co-Founder, General Communication, Inc., 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, Inc.; 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.