Kaitz Eyeing CCTA Exit

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The 36th and final Western Show may be the swan song for Spencer Kaitz, president of the California Cable & Telecommunications Association.

Kaitz, who has more than one year to go on his current contract, asked the CCTA board of directors Tuesday to accept his resignation as head of the trade association.

The CCTA will face budget uncertainty once it loses its largest revenue generator, the trade show, and Kaitz said rather than negotiate what staff to keep, he would rather take himself out of the equation.

The current vice president and chief state lobbyist, Dennis Mangers, will head up the association if the board accepts Kaitz's proposal.

"It's time. I've been doing this for 31 years," Kaitz said. "The CCTA always does things in a classy way, and this transition will be no different."

The board will likely vote on the proposal at its annual retreat near Lake Tahoe, Calif., in January.

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