Berry Leaving NCTA at End of Year

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Steven Berry, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association's senior vice president of government relations for nearly the past two years, is leaving his post at the end of the year.

Berry's departure was announced Wednesday by NCTA president Kyle McSlarrow in an e-mail distributed to the trade group’s employees. NCTA spokesman Rob Stoddard Thursday confirmed Berry's decision to leave.

When he arrived in March, McSlarrow promised to conduct an internal strategic review at the NCTA. His four-paragraph e-mail did not disclose whether Berry's resignation was related to the review.

"Steve has indicated to me that he's now eager to move on to new challenges, and I hope he will maintain a close working relationship with the NCTA and the cable industry. We will immediately commence a search for a successor to Steve," McSlarrow's e-mail said.

Berry -- a 53-year-old lawyer who has held key Senate staff positions in his career -- was senior VP of government affairs for the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association before joining the NCTA.