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

Group Also Slates New Board Members, Officers for 2013-2014 Term
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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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