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ACC's Board Elects Time Warner Cable's Surratt as President

Group Also Slates New Board Members, Officers for 2013-2014 Term 5/24/2013 10:18 AM Eastern
 

The board of directors of the Association of Cable Communicators has elected Anthony Surratt, group vice president, corporate communications, Time Warner Cable as the group’s president and a member of the executive committee.

Surratt, who was elected during the organization’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., began his term at the conclusion of Forum 2012 and will serve as ACC president until the conclusion of Forum 2014.

“In my two decades in the cable business, I’ve not experienced a time with as much change, opportunity and challenge swirling around us as right now,” said Surratt. “Cable’s professional communicators are critical to helping our companies and our industry meet today’s challenges and communicate why our products and solutions are the best choices for consumers and businesses. With my fellow board members, I’m honored to lead Cable’s only professional organization for communicators at this exciting time and to work with all of our members to represent our profession and industry.”

The ACC board also elected five other individuals as officers and members of its executive committee:

1st Vice President, Membership
Annie Howell
Executive Vice President, Communications & Media Relations
Crown Media Family Networks

 

2nd Vice President, Programs
Catherine Frymark
Senior Vice President, Communications
Discovery Communications

 

Secretary
Tom Larsen
Group Vice President, Legal & Public Affairs
Mediacom Communications

 

Treasurer
Brian Dietz
Vice President, Communications & Digital Strategy
National Cable & Telecommunications Association

 

At-Large
Misty Skedgell
Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

 

Immediate Past President (non-elective position)
Rosa Gatti
Senior Vice President, Communications Counsel and Corporate Outreach
ESPN, Inc. (retired)

 

The ACC board affirmed the recent election of the following individuals to its membership: They are:

Sara Cicero
Public Relations Manager
Cisco Systems
 
Dietz
Vice President, Communications & Digital Strategy
National Cable & Telecommunications Association

Todd Eachus
Senior Director, Government & Regulatory Affairs
Comcast, Keystone Region
 
Ted Hearn
Vice President of Communications
American Cable Association
 
Larsen
Group Vice President, Legal & Public Affairs
Mediacom Communications

 

The ACC board appointed or reappointed the following individuals:

Pete Abel
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Community & Government Relations
Suddenlink Communications
 
Chris Albert
Senior Vice President, Communications and Worldwide Talent Relations
National Geographic Channel
 
Katina Arnold
Vice President, Communications
ESPN, Inc.
 
David Blumenthal
Senior Director, Corporate Communications
The Weather Channel
 
Chelsye Burrows
Vice President, Public Relations
GMC
 
Karen Hobson
Vice President, Global Distribution, Digital Media & Research Communications
Disney ABC Television Group
 
Cindy McConkey
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
Scripps Networks Interactive

 

Libby O’Connell, Ph.D.
Chief Historian, Senior Vice President, Corporate Outreach
A+E Networks

 

Leigh Woisard
Vice President, Public Affairs
Cox Communications, Inc.

 

Skedgell
Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Surratt
Group Vice President, Corporate Communications
Time Warner Cable

 

Two other individuals continue to serve as members of the ACC board: Jim Maiella, senior vice president, corporate communications at AMC Networks Inc., and Eric Becker, vice president, corporate communications at Starz, will also continue to serve as ACC board members.

 

The board extends its thanks to three departing communicators:

Ellen Kroner
Executive Vice President, Communications
AMC Networks Inc.
 
Kimberly Maki
Corporate Vice President, Corporate Communications and Online Strategy
Bright House Networks
 
Mary Jo Moehle
Vice President, Communications
Charter Communications, Inc.
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