ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 7, 2003--Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:CHTR) today announced the election of Charles M. Lillis, former Chairman and CEO of MediaOne Group, Inc., to the company's board of directors.
"I'm pleased to have recruited Chuck to our Board," said Charter Chairman Paul Allen. "His wealth of business knowledge and experience in the cable television industry will be an asset to the Board and our leadership team."
Charter President and CEO Carl Vogel said, "Media One was a recognized leader in the deployment of advanced services, competitive positioning and the use of strategic research under Chuck's influence and direction, as well as a well-respected operator of broadband networks. We are very pleased to have attracted him to our Board."
Presently a private investor, Mr. Lillis served as CEO of MediaOne from 1995 to 1997. Prior to that, he held various senior management positions at U S WEST, MediaOne's predecessor. Before joining U S WEST, he served as Dean of the University of Colorado's College of Business and as a professor at Washington State University.
A director of SuperValu, Inc. and Williams Companies, Mr. Lillis works closely with his wife and children on programs sponsored by the Lillis Foundation. He is Chairman of the University of Washington Business Advisory Board, a member of the University of Washington Foundation Board, and a former member of the University of Colorado Foundation Board.
A graduate of the University of Washington, Seattle, with a master's degree in business administration, Mr. Lillis also holds a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Oregon, in Eugene.
Mr. Lillis joins a Charter board comprising Chairman Paul G. Allen; and Directors David C. Merritt, former managing director of the Entertainment Media advisory group at Gerard, Klauer, Mattison & Co.; Marc B. Nathanson, Chairman of Mapleton Investments; Nancy B. Peretsman, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Allen & Co., (not affiliated with Mr. Allen); William D. Savoy, former President and CEO of Portfolio and Asset Management for Vulcan Inc.; John H. Tory, former President and CEO of Rogers Cable; Carl E. Vogel, President and CEO of Charter Communications, Inc; and Larry W. Wangberg, former Chairman and CEO of TechTV Inc.
About Charter Communications
Charter Communications, A Wired World Company(TM), is the nation's third-largest broadband communications company. 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 Cable(R) brand and high-speed Internet access marketed under the Charter Pipeline(R) brand. Commercial high-speed data, video and Internet solutions are provided under the Charter Business Networks(R) brand. Advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media(R) brand. More information about Charter can be found at www.charter.com.
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