MCTV’s Gessner To Chair ACA

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Robert Gessner, president of MCTV, the renamed Massillon Cable TV, has been elected to a two-year term as chairman of the American Cable Association.

Board member Patty Boyers, vice president of BOYCOM, was elected vice chair, also to a two-year term. The election results were announced at the Independent Show here last Monday (July 28). ACA represents small and midsized cable operators and providers.

“This is a critical time because the issues have never been tougher or the stakes higher for the independent cable community,” Gessner said in a statement. “I’m proud to lead ACA as the organization moves forward with its efforts to inform and educate policymakers on the vital role we play in the communications market, and the need for public policies that foster investment in our networks and communities.”

Gessner succeeds Colleen Abdoulah, chairwoman of WOW!, as chair of ACA. Abdoulah has been a familiar face on Capitol Hill during hearings on video reform.

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