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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 joined Charter as Chief Operating Officer on April 30, 2012.

A 26-year veteran of the cable industry, Mr. Bickham previously served as President of Cable and Communications for Cablevision. Prior to joining Cablevision in 2004, Mr. Bickham was Executive Vice President for Time Warner Cable with corporate responsibility for a number of large markets. In 1986, Mr. Bickham was a founding executive of KBLCOM, a cable company that partnered with American Television... 

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


Tom Adams joined Charter as Executive Vice President, Field Operations, on October 1, 2012.

Before joining Charter, Mr. Adams served as Regional Vice President of Operations for Wisconsin at Time Warner Cable from 2009 to 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Adams served as Regional Vice President of Operations for Eastern Carolina from 2007 to 2009 and Division President for Raleigh, North Carolina from 2002 to 2007 at Time Warner Cable.

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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


Mr. DiGeronimo was appointed to his current position in January 2015 having previously been a Senior Vice President, Product and Strategy since March 2011 and a Vice President of Product Management from 2008 to 2011. Mr. DiGeronimo received a B.B.A. from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.... 
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 was promoted to his current position in February 2013, having previously been Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Charter since 2011. He joined Charter in 2006, serving as Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, and became Corporate Secretary in 2009. Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Dykhouse was Senior Counsel and Assistant Secretary for CNH Global, N.V., from 2004 to 2006. From 1994 to 2003, he was an attorney... 

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 joined Charter in October 2015 as Executive Vice President, President of Media Sales. Before joining Charter, Mr. Kline served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Visible World. Prior to that position he was Chief Operating Officer of Ensequence. Mr. Kline also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Cablevision Media Sales for more than 15 years, overseeing the company’s advertising businesses. Mr. Kline holds a bachelor's degree from The Ohio State Universi... 
Paul  Marchand
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Paul  Marchand
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer


Paul Marchand is Charter’s Executive Vice President, Human Resources. Prior to joining Charter in October 2015, Mr. Marchand spent nearly 12 years with PepsiCo, most recently as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the North America beverage’s field and supply chain organization. He previously served in human resources roles at Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan and the May Department Stores Company. Mr. Marchand holds a master's degree in organizational psychology from Columbia University and... 
Kathleen  Mayo
Executive Vice President, Customer Operations
Kathleen  Mayo
Executive Vice President, Customer Operations


Kathleen Mayo joined Charter as Executive Vice President, Customer Operations on September 17, 2012. 

Prior to joining Charter, Ms. Mayo was with Cablevision for 15 years, most recently serving as Executive Vice President, Consumer Operations. 

Ms. Mayo earned a B.A. at West Chester University and an M.B.A. at Temple University.

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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 is Executive Vice President and President of Spectrum Business Enterprise at Charter Communications. In his role, Mr. Meeks oversees all commercial operations, marketing and strategy and sales for Spectrum Business Enterprise, which provides enterprise-grade Internet, networking, voice, commercial video and managed services to Charter’s largest customers.  

He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Business Services at T... 

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 as Executive Vice President, Business Planning on June 23, 2014. Mr. Nuzzo was previously at Cablevision Systems Corporation from 1986 to December, 2013 most recently serving as Senior Executive Vice President, Operations and Business Planning. Mr. Nuzzo received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Hofstra University in 1983.... 
Scott Weber
Executive Vice President, Network Operations
Scott Weber
Executive Vice President, Network Operations


Scott Weber joined Charter as Executive Vice President, Network Operations on June 18, 2012.

Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Weber served as Executive Vice President, Network Management for Cablevision from January 2007 through January 2012. From 1986 through January 2007, Mr. Weber led technical operations, engineering operations and network management in various roles at Comcast Corporation.

Mr. Weber is a member of Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (... 

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


Christopher L. Winfrey joined Charter as Chief Financial Officer on November 1, 2010. 

Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Winfrey served as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of Unitymedia GmbH from March 2006 through October 2010. Mr. Winfrey was also appointed Managing Director of Unitymedia Management GmbH, Unitymedia Hessen Verwaltung GmbH and Unitymedia NRW GmbH in March 2006 and Arena Sport Rechte und Marketing GmbH in April 2008.  From December 2002 through Dece... 

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 has served in his position as Senior Vice President — Finance, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer since December 2009. From August 1, 2010 through October 31, 2010, Mr. Howard served as Charter’s Interim Chief Financial Officer. From April 2006 to December 2009, Mr. Howard served as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Finance from April 2003 until April 2006 and as Director of Financial Reporting sin...