ST LOUIS – The appointment of James H. Renken to Vice President and General Manager of St. Louis Metro Operations for Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:CHTR) was announced today by Chuck McElroy, Senior Vice President of Southeast Division Operations.
Mr. Renken joins Charter from Cox Communications, Inc. where he was Vice President of Operations Support, with responsibility for operational issues, functional coordination and infrastructure development in the deployment of all new advanced broadband services, including digital video, and high-speed Internet access and telephone. He joined Cox in 1996 as Director of Telephone Operations, subsequently becoming Director of Data Operations, Director of Residential Broadband Operations and promoted to Vice President of Operations Support in 2001.
Prior to joining Cox, Mr. Renken served for 20 years with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, now SBC, where he worked in a variety of management positions, including District Manager of Residential Services, District Manager of Strategic Planning, District Manager Product Management, and Project Manager of Broadband Deployment.
A graduate of Northeast Missouri State University with a B.S. in Education, Mr. Renken has a history of personal involvement in education outreach, including having been the president of the “Community in Schools” organization in El Paso, Texas, and appointment to the Upper Rio Grand Private Industry Council by the Governor of Texas. He has also served as a consultant to the Parkway, Missouri School System in St. Louis, assisting with process improvement, and coached high school track and field in Atlanta.
In making the announcement of Mr. Renken's appointment, Mr. McElroy said, “My objective was to recruit a leader for our St. Louis Operation who can rally our existing talent around a common goal of providing the best products and services at a great value. With his background experience in service delivery, customer care and the deployment of new product offerings, Jim Renken will invoke a renewed sense of operational experience at Charter's premiere market. We were fortunate to have attracted him back to his roots in the St. Louis area.”
About Charter CommunicationsCharter St. Louis Metro Operations, serving some 460,000 analog video customers, is owned and operated by Communications, Inc., a broadband communications company headquartered in St. Louis. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services to the home, including cable television on an advanced digital video programming platform via Charter Digital™, Charter High-Speed™ Internet service and Charter Telephone™. Charter also provides business-to-business video, data and Internet protocol (IP) solutions through Charter Business™. Advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at www.charter.com.
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