Former Cable One CEO Thomas Might has now relinquished his seat on the C-SPAN board of directors to his replacement, Julie Laulis.
Might, 65, stepped down as CEO of Phoenix, Arizona-based midsized cable operator Cable One in December of last year, giving the job to Laulis, an 18-year veteran of the company, who also served for a decade as a top marketing executive for Jones Intercable.
At the time, Might assumed the role of executive chairman. But last month, Cable One announced that effective December 31 Might would retire from that role, as well, with Laulis stepping in as chairman of Cable One’s board of directors.
"I firmly believe that Cable One is well-positioned for future growth, and that the company and its associates will continue to deliver exceptional value to both customers and shareholders,” Might said in a statement. “I look forward to continuing to contribute to Cable One as a member of the board through the knowledge and perspectives I have gained as an executive of the Company for nearly 25 years.”
As for C-SPAN, Might had served on the board since 1995—shortly after taking the reins as President and CEO of Cable One.
"We're very thankful for Tom's years of service to C-SPAN and we're pleased to welcome Julie to the board," said C-SPAN Founder and Executive Chairman Brian Lamb, in a statement. "Tom brought a unique and valuable midsize operator perspective to our strategic thinking and we look forward to receiving that same level of insight and expertise from Julie.”
Added Might: "It has been my pleasure to be part of the C-SPAN organization and watch the great work of the same superb team for all those years.”