St. Louis, Mo. – The appointment of Eric P. Brown to Senior Vice President of Western Division Operations for Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:CHTR) was announced today by Carl Vogel, President and Chief Executive Officer. In this capacity, Mr. Brown will have overall responsibility for all Charter operations serving some 1.1 million customers in five states, including California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. He will be based in Los Angeles and report to Margaret A. "Maggie" Bellville, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Brown has extensive experience on both the operating and programming sides of the cable television business, having been employed in a variety of senior operations and marketing roles with Time Warner Cable, Century Communications, Times Mirror Cable Television, and Digital Music Express. He was most recently President of the Minnesota Division of Time Warner Cable, comprised of multiple system operations serving some 210,000 customers in the Greater Minneapolis Area.
Mr. Brown was also employed by Landmark Communications, Inc., a privately held media and communications company in Norfolk, Virginia, having served as President of their Education Services Division, and as New Ventures Director. He has served in senior product management positions with a variety of consumer product companies, including Bumble Bee Foods, Inc., H.J. Heinz/Star Kist Seafoods, Inc., and The Proctor And Gamble Company.
In making the announcement, Mr. Vogel observed that Eric Brown's appointment is the final in a series of recruitments to fill senior operations positions since the company reorganized its field operating structure into five geographically clustered divisions. "I knew it was critical to recruit leaders who could reorganize our existing talent into efficient teams that would rally around our common goal of providing the best products and services at a great value," Mr. Vogel said. "Eric's operating, marketing, and product management experience will contribute to our success as we continue to re-energize Charter."
Mr. Brown graduated with honors from the University of California at Los Angeles with a B.S. in Political Science. During his studies there he was a four time All-American in track and field. He earned a Masters Degree in Marketing and General Management from the Darden School of Business Management at the University of Virginia, and participated in an executive leadership development program at The Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.
About Charter Communications
Charter Communications, A Wired World Company™, 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® brand and high-speed Internet access marketed under the Charter Pipeline® brand. Commercial high-speed data, video and Internet solutions are provided under the Charter Business Networks® brand. Advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at www.charter.com.
Mary Jo Moehle