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Thomas M. Rutledge
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Thomas M. Rutledge
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


Thomas M. Rutledge is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Charter Communications, the second-largest cable company in the United States, with more than 91,000 employees and 26 million customers across 41 states.

Prior to becoming CEO of Charter in 2012, Mr. Rutledge, a 40-year veteran of the industry, served as Chief Operating Officer of Cablevision Systems. He began his career in 1977 at American Television and Communications (ATC), a predecessor of Time Warner Cable w... 

John Bickham
President and Chief Operating Officer
John Bickham
President and Chief Operating Officer


John Bickham is President and Chief Operating Officer at Charter Communications. Mr. Bickham joined Charter as Executive Vice President and COO in 2012. Mr. Bickham’s operational expertise has helped Charter navigate substantial growth in recent years as the fastest growing cable company in the nation. He was named President in July 2016 when transactions with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks closed.

Mr. Bickham joined Charter from Cablevision Systems Corporation (cu... 

Christopher L. Winfrey
Chief Financial Officer
Christopher L. Winfrey
Chief Financial Officer


Christopher L. Winfrey joined Charter Communications as Chief Financial Officer in 2010. Mr. Winfrey is responsible for Charter’s accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax and treasury functions, as well as mergers and acquisitions, capital structure activities and investor relations.

Mr. Winfrey joined Charter from Unitymedia GmbH, Germany’s second-largest cable operator, where he served as Chief Financial Officer, and separately as Managing Director for Unitymedia’s cab... 

David G. Ellen
Senior Executive Vice President
David G. Ellen
Senior Executive Vice President


David G. Ellen joined Charter Communications as Senior Executive Vice President in 2016. Mr. Ellen oversees several business and corporate functions including Programming, Spectrum Networks, Human Resources, Communications, Diversity, Security, regulatory policy support and compliance, and legal support for several of those areas.

Mr. Ellen joined Charter from Cablevision Systems Corporation (currently part of Altice USA), where he served as Executive Vice President and General... 

Tom Adams
Executive Vice President, Field Operations
Tom Adams
Executive Vice President, Field Operations


Thomas E. Adams joined Charter Communications as Executive Vice President, Field Operations in 2012. Mr. Adams has national oversight of Field Operations for the company.

Mr. Adams joined Charter from Time Warner Cable, where he spent 17 years and served as Regional Vice President of Operations for Wisconsin and Regional Vice President of Operations for Eastern Carolina. Earlier in his career, Mr. Adams worked for NewChannels Corporation in various leadership roles including Vic... 

James Blackley
Executive Vice President, Engineering and Information Technology
James Blackley
Executive Vice President, Engineering and Information Technology


James Blackley joined Charter Communications as Executive Vice President, Engineering and Information Technology in 2012.

Mr. Blackley joined Charter from Cablevision Systems Corporation (currently part of Altice USA), where he served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Engineering and Technology.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Blackley designed software and systems with evolving development and technology for Royal Insurance, Depository Trust Company (now The Depository ... 

Mike Bair
Executive Vice President, Spectrum Networks
Mike Bair
Executive Vice President, Spectrum Networks


Mike Bair joined Charter as Executive Vice President, Spectrum Networks in July 2016.

Before joining Charter, Mr. Bair served as the Chief Executive Officer of Bleachers Corp., a start-up streaming media company, from 2014 to 2016. Prior to Bleachers, Mr. Bair served as President of Madison Square Garden's Media Group where he lead the strategic, operational and financial performance of MSG Networks, Fuse Music TV, MSG Interactive, MSG Radio and all sponsorship and ad sale... 

Catherine Bohigian
Executive Vice President, Government Affairs
Catherine Bohigian
Executive Vice President, Government Affairs


Catherine C. Bohigian joined Charter Communications as Executive Vice President, Government Affairs in 2013. Ms. Bohigian oversees all aspects of Charter’s federal, state and local government affairs activities including local and state franchising. She is responsible for developing the company’s public policy positions and directing its legislative and regulatory strategies in Washington, D.C. and in the 41 states Charter serves.

Ms. Bohigian joined Charter from Cablevision Syst... 

Richard  J. DiGeronimo
Executive Vice President, Product and Strategy
Richard  J. DiGeronimo
Executive Vice President, Product and Strategy


Rich DiGeronimo is Executive Vice President, Product and Strategy at Charter Communications. Mr. DiGeronimo joined Charter in 2008 as Vice President of Product Management, and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Product and Strategy in 2011. He was appointed to his current position in January 2015, and leads Charter’s product strategy, design, development, intelligence and management teams, as well as the business development organization.

Mr. DiGeronimo joined Charter from L... 

Richard R. Dykhouse
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Richard R. Dykhouse
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary


Richard R. Dykhouse is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Charter Communications. Mr. Dykhouse joined Charter as Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary in 2006.

Mr. Dykhouse joined Charter from CNH Global, N.V. (now CNH Industrial), where he served as Senior Counsel and Assistant Secretary. Before CNH, he was an attorney for Conseco, Inc. (now CNO Financial Group, Inc.) for nearly 10 years, serving in the c... 

Jonathan Hargis
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Jonathan Hargis
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer


Jonathan Hargis joined Charter Communications as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer in 2012. Mr. Hargis oversees the company’s sales and marketing strategy and decisions. 

Mr. Hargis joined Charter from Cablevision Systems Corporation (currently part of Altice USA), where he most recently served as Executive Vice President, Marketing. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hargis served in various leadership roles at AT&T.

Mr. Hargis served on the board of the C... 

David  Kline
Executive Vice President, President of Media Sales
David  Kline
Executive Vice President, President of Media Sales


David Kline is Executive Vice President at Charter Communications, and President of Spectrum Reach, the advertising sales division of Charter. Mr. Kline joined Charter in 2015 and provides strategic leadership to guide the company in the advanced TV advertising space.

Mr. Kline joined Charter from Ensequence, where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer. Earlier in his career, Mr. Kline served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Cablevision Media Sales (now... 

Paul  Marchand
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Paul  Marchand
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer


Paul Marchand joined Charter Communications as Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer in 2015. Mr. Marchand is responsible for all human resources strategies, policies and practices for more than 92,000 employees. He oversees all aspects of HR including recruitment, training and development, HR operations including payroll, HR shared services and HR systems, as well as compensation and benefits.

Mr. Marchand joined Charter from PepsiCo, most recently serving as... 

Kathleen  Mayo
Executive Vice President, Customer Operations
Kathleen  Mayo
Executive Vice President, Customer Operations


Kathleen Mayo joined Charter Communications as Executive Vice President, Customer Operations in 2012 and has responsibility for Customer Service, Inbound Sales and Retention, Billing operations and Credit and Collections for residential and small-to-medium sized businesses. Ms. Mayo is leading the operational and support strategies that are transforming Charter’s customer service model, enabling improved and more effective interactions and communications.

Ms. Mayo previously se... 

Philip G. Meeks
Executive Vice President, President of Spectrum Business Enterprise
Philip G. Meeks
Executive Vice President, President of Spectrum Business Enterprise


Philip G. Meeks joined Charter Communications as Executive Vice President and President of Spectrum Enterprise in 2016. Mr. Meeks oversees commercial operations, marketing, strategy and sales for Spectrum Enterprise, which provides enterprise-grade internet, networking, voice, commercial video and managed services to Charter’s largest customers.

Mr. Meeks joined Charter from Time Warner Cable at the completion of the company’s transactions with Time Warner Cable and Bright Ho... 

Tom Montemagno
Executive Vice President, Programming Acquisition
Tom Montemagno
Executive Vice President, Programming Acquisition


Tom Montemagno joined Charter Communications as Executive Vice President, Programming Acquisition in 2016. Mr. Montemagno leads Charter’s negotiations with a full range of content providers from major multichannel media companies and sports networks to local broadcasters. Those negotiations extend to all facets of programming offerings, including On Demand and home streaming rights on multiple platforms.

Mr. Montemagno joined Charter from Cablevision Systems Corporation (curr... 

James Nuzzo
Executive Vice President, Business Planning
James Nuzzo
Executive Vice President, Business Planning


James Nuzzo joined Charter Communications as Executive Vice President, Business Planning in 2014. Mr. Nuzzo oversees business planning for the company, working closely with Field Operations, Customer Care, Marketing, Network Operations, Technology and the Product teams.

Mr. Nuzzo joined Charter from Cablevision Systems Corporation (currently part of Altice USA) where he served as Senior Executive Vice President, Operations and Business Planning. He spent 27 years at Cablevision in... 

Scott Weber
Executive Vice President, Network Operations
Scott Weber
Executive Vice President, Network Operations


Scott Weber joined Charter Communications as Executive Vice President, Network Operations in 2012.  Mr. Weber handles all network operations across the Charter footprint.

Mr. Weber joined Charter from Cablevision Systems Corporation (currently part of Altice USA) where he served as Executive Vice President, Engineering Network Management. Prior to Cablevision, Mr. Weber spent two decades at Comcast Corporation, leading technical operations, engineering operations and network man... 

Kevin D. Howard
Senior Vice President - Finance, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
Kevin D. Howard
Senior Vice President - Finance, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer


Kevin D. Howard is Senior Vice President - Finance, Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer at Charter Communications. He joined Charter in 2002 as Director of Financial Reporting, and was promoted to his current role in 2006.  Mr. Howard is responsible for the company’s internal and external accounting and reporting.  

Mr. Howard joined Charter from Arthur Andersen LLP, where he served as an auditor in the audit division for a decade. He is a certified public accountant and a...