Charter Communications announced this morning that it had hired three executives for the company’s government affairs team.
Adam Falk was named senior vice president, government affairs while Waldo McMillan and Tamara Lipper Smith were hired to the roles of vice president, government affairs. All three will report to Catherine Bohigian, executive vice president of government affairs at Charter.
Falk will be tasked with working on Charter’s legislative and regulatory goals at the local and state level and will manage the company’s local and state government affairs team. McMillan will oversee Charter’s federal legislative efforts while working with Paul Cancienne who shares the same title.
“We are pleased to welcome these three highly respected new leaders to our team,” said Bohigian. “Their wide-ranging expertise and overall knowledge of the industry and government affairs will serve our team well as we work to advance Charter’s regulatory priorities at the local, state and federal levels.”
Prior to Charger. Falk served as vice president for government affairs at Cablevision. He was responsible for coordinating the company’s government relations and legislative and regulatory affairs functions across Cablevision’s tri-state footprint. Falk has more than 16 years of experience in the cable industry and a cumulative career spanning almost 25 years in government and government affairs.
McMillan most recently served as founder and managing director of Capstone Counsel Group, a federal government relations firm based in Washington, DC. Prior to founding his firm, McMillan was a counsel in the public policy and government affairs practice group at Bryan Cave LLP, and before that he served as vice president for public policy and general counsel at the broadband technology nonprofit One Economy Corporation.
Smith most recently served as a special advisor in the FCC’s Office of Strategic Policy and Planning, where she was responsible for communicating key agency initiatives, directing outreach, media relations and communications strategy for the Incentive Auction Task Force. Upon her arrival at the agency in 2006, Smith served as the chief spokeswoman and communications adviser for the agency’s chairman. Prior to that, she reported on national politics as the White House correspondent and national correspondent for Newsweek magazine.
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