Charter beefs up government relations team with 3 exec hires

Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) has added three executives to its government relations team, highlighted by the addition of former Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) operative Adam Falk as senior VP, government affairs.

According to a company announcement released Thursday, Falk will be responsible for achieving Charter's legislative and regulatory goals at the local and state level and will manage the MSO's local and state government affairs team.

Also hired were Tamara Lipper Smith and Waldo McMillan, both as VP, government affairs. All three executives will report to Catherine Bohigian, executive VP of government affairs for Charter.

"We are pleased to welcome these three highly respected new leaders to our team," said Bohigian, in a statement. "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."

Falk has served as chairman of the New Jersey Cable Telecommunications Association and as a member of the board of directors for the Cable Telecommunications Association of New York and the New England Cable and Telecommunications Association.

McMillan most recently served as founder and managing director of Capstone Counsel Group, a federal government relations firm based in Washington, DC. 

Smith most recently served as a special advisor in the FCC's Office of Strategic Policy and Planning.

For more:
- read this Charter press release

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