Fairfax, Va. -- Two top staff members of the Cable
Telecommunications Association (CATA) have found new jobs at other cable-industry trade
associations ahead of CATA's permanent shutdown June 30.
CATA executive vice president Jim Ewalt accepted an offer
to join the National Cable Television Association as a member of its legal department.
And CATA vice president of communications Anne Cowan will
move to the same post at the Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing
(CTAM), CATA said last week.
Ewalt plans to stay with CATA until its doors close June
30, and he will start at the NCTA July 1. He has been with CATA for 12 years, but he
worked for the NCTA before that.
Cowan joins CTAM April 19, in time to help prepare for the
organization's annual summit in San Francisco in July.
Cowan replaces former CTAM vice president of communications
M.C. Antil, who left the association earlier this month.
"Jim's move to the NCTA and Anne's continued role in
the industry were two of my primary goals, and they were necessary for the success of this
consolidation," CATA president Steve Effros said in a prepared statement, alluding to
the NCTA taking over CATA's role of representing small cable operators.