Washington — Nat ional
Cable & Telecommunications
Association president Michael
Powel l has named K. Dane
Snowden to the new post of chief
of staff .
Snowden has been vice president
for external affairs at CTIA:
The Wireless Association and,
before that, was chief of the consumer
and government affairs
bureau at the Federal Communications
Commission under thenchairman
“Dane is a remarkable talent
with significant managerial
leadership experience that
makes him a perfect candidate
to help me more effectively
lead NCTA,” Powell
said in a statement. “Dane
will join a quality team here
at NCTA, and I know he’ll be
a great asset to the organization
and the cable industry.”
NCTA said Snowden will work with Powell and executive
vice president James Assey, who was the No. 2 under
former NCTA chief Kyle McSlarrow, to head up day-today
operations and planning.
So, is three a crowd atop the association? An NCTA
source said it has yet to be determined how Assey and
Snowden will divvy duties, but Snowden will help manage
a lot of the moving parts proceeding through the executive
office and free up Assey to focus more on policy.
Snowden joins the trade group on Aug. 22.
Like Powell, Snowden is a graduate of the College of
William & Mary and before joining the FCC was an executive
with America’s Promise Alliance, the organization
started by Powell’s father, Colin Powell, and chaired by
his mother, Alma. Michael Powell is still a board member
of America’s Promise.