NCTA’s McSlarrow Stepping Down In Spring

The president of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association has decided to leave the trade group next spring after six years. As NCTA searches for successor, he is searching for a job within the industry.

Kyle McSlarrow announced this afternoon that he will step down as president of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association next spring, ending a six-year run as head of cable’s top lobby.

“Over the last several months, I have discussed with members of the NCTA board my interest in transitioning to another role in our industry that would allow me to work more fully on business and operating activities,” he said in a prepared statement.

“Earlier this week, I informed the NCTA board of my decision to begin exploring opportunities now, and we agreed on the spring of 2011 as the target for my departure ….”

Patrick Esser, president of Cox Communications and current chair of the board, issued the following statement: “While we will miss Kyle’s friendship, pragmatic solutions and firm guidance, we’re grateful for his visionary leadership at NCTA and fully supportive of his decision to transition into his next endeavor.

“For nearly six years, Kyle has successfully navigated the public policy interests of our industry during a period of significant change and substantial challenges. 

“He’s led our industry to embrace many landmark initiatives, such as our work on the DTV transition, the Adoption Plus proposal to advance broadband adoption in low income households, and highlighting parental controls and the importance of online safety.”

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The NCTA board will form a search committee to conduct a national search for a successor. 


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