Time Warner Cable chief operating officer Landel C. Hobbs has been selected as chairman of C-SPAN's executive committee.
The C-SPAN board of directors approved the selection of Hobbs, who joined C-SPAN's 21-member board of directors in 2005, to the seven-member executive committee.
Robert Miron, chairman of Bright House Networks, had served three years as C-SPAN executive committee chairman. He remains on the C-SPAN board of directors and has recently said he is retiring as Bright House chairman at the end of the year.
The C-SPAN board establishes policy and oversees financial operations but is not involved in editorial decision-making at the public-affairs programmer. C-SPAN's board held its annual meeting this week.
Other changes took place on the C-SPAN board. Charter Communications CEO Mike Lovett and Bresnan Communications CEO Jeff DeMond both joined the board.
Lovett became Charter's representative on the board. Former Charter CEO Neil Smit, who has joined Comcast as president of cable operations, remains on the board as Comcast's representative. Lovett was hired to replace Smit at Charter in April.
Two other changes occurred at the executive committee, according to C-SPAN. Smit joined the executive committee, replacing Comcast COO Steve Burke on the panel. Cablevision Systems COO Tom Rutledge joined the executive committee, replacing Bill Bresnan, who died last November.
"C-SPAN is a great organization with a talented leadership team and passionate viewers," Hobbs said in a statement. "I am honored to serve as chairman of its executive committee. C-SPAN fulfills a critical role in our society. I believe that role of educating Americans on how our government works has never been more relevant and vital than it is today."
C-SPAN CEO and company chairman Brian Lamb said in the statement: "Landel Hobbs is the perfect industry leader to guide C-SPAN at this point in its history. He first and foremost is genuinely interested in the civic affairs of this country. Just as important, Landel brings to C-SPAN a terrific understanding of where the world of telecommunications is headed."