John C. Malone was appointed to the board of directors of Charter on May 1, 2013. Mr. Malone is the Chairman of Liberty Broadband Corporation. Mr. Malone is also the Chairman of the Board of Liberty Global, Plc., Liberty Media Corporation, Liberty Interactive Corporation and Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.. From 1996 to March, 1999 when Tele-Communications, Inc., (TCI) merged with AT&T Corp., he was also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TCI. Previous to that, from 1973 to 1996, Mr. Malone served as President and Chief Executive Officer of TCI. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for CATO Institute, Discovery Communications, Inc., Expedia, Inc., and Lions Gate Entertainment, Inc. Mr. Malone was a Phi Beta Kappa and merit scholar at Yale University where he obtained a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Economics. He also received a Master of Science in Industrial Management from Johns Hopkins and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Operations Research from Johns Hopkins.