CIC Names O'Brien Exec Director


Cable in the Classroom said Monday that it has named Peggy O'Brien as its
new executive director effective next month.

O'Brien is currently chief learning officer and chief
operating officer of an online education service, Kiko Inc.

She was previously vice president for education at the Corporation for Public
Broadcasting. And before that, she served as head of education for The Folger
Shakespeare Library.

'Our board chose Peggy for the executive-director position because of her
substantial experience in the field of education and her expertise in
educational technology,' said Judith McHale, CIC chairman and president of
Discovery Communications Inc.

A former teacher, O'Brien began her career at a high school in Washington,

Taffy Patton has served as interim executive director
for CIC following the departure of former managing director Megan Hookey at the
end of last year.