McSlarrow to Exit Cable Lobby

Kyle McSlarrow, president and CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association announced plans Friday (Nov. 19) to exit in Spring 2011. He has headed the cable industry trade association since March 2005.

In a statement, McSlarrow said he hopes to seek new opportunities in the cable business. “I’m hoping to have the opportunity moving forward to continue collaborating with them, and to assist my successor at NCTA, in the important work we do for our industry,” McSlarrow said.

The NCTA board plans to form a search committee to find a McSlarrow’s successor.

“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,” said Patrick Esser, president of Cox Communications and chair of the NCTA board of directors.