Silva Out at Charter


Charter Communications Inc. lost another top executive Wednesday with the
resignation of executive vice president and chief technology officer Steve
Silva, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Wednesday.

In the tersely worded statement, Charter said Silva resigned for personal
reasons. No immediate replacement has been named.

Silva is the eighth top executive to resign from Charter since December, when
chief operating officer Dave Barford and chief financial officer Kent Kalkwarf
were terminated by the St. Louis-based MSO for reasons tied to a federal
investigation of some of its accounting practices. Sources close to Charter said
Silva’s resignation had nothing to do with the investigation.

Charter CEO Carl Vogel initiated a sweeping management restructuring in late
December, realigning its regional operations and naming several cable veterans
to key positions.

Among Charter’s other management departures were former senior VP of
marketing and programming Diane Schneiderjohn, who resigned in April for
personal reasons. In March, senior VP and treasurer Ralph Kelly resigned for
personal reasons, and in February, senior VP of operations for the Southeast
division David McCall and senior VP of programming Patty McCaskill left.

McCaskill joined St. Louis-based telecommunications-investment and management
firm CEQUEL III as VP of programming shortly after, as did Kelly as senior VP and treasurer. CEQUEL is headed by former
Charter CEO Jerry Kent.

In December, senior VP of operations William Shreffler also resigned.
Shreffler is working for CEQUEL, as well.