Shreffler Resigns from Kent’s Cebridge


Cebridge Connections, the St. Louis-based MSO controlled by former Charter Communications Inc. CEO Jerry Kent, said president and chief operating officer Bill Shreffler has resigned to pursue other opportunities.

Shreffler’s last day at Cebridge will be Friday, according to a company spokesman.

Cebridge spokesman Pete Abel said Shreffler decided to resign because of personal reasons and a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity outside of Cebridge," which he felt he needed to devote his attention to. However, Abel, citing Shreffler’s wishes, would not reveal what that opportunity was.

Cebridge will not replace Shreffler, who had been senior vice president of operations for Charter’s Midwest division before joining Cebridge parent Cequel III earlier this year, but Kent will expand his duties to include responsibility for all operational activities of the company.

Kent will continue to work closely with VP of operations Dale Bennett. Former Charter senior VP of marketing Mary Pat Blake, who had been serving as a consultant with Cebridge, will also work closely with Kent and Bennett on operational issues.

Cebridge will have about 450,000 cable subscribers in 14 states after it completes its acquisition of Alliance Communications Inc., expected by the end of the year.