ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 4, 2002--The appointment of Margaret A. "Maggie" Bellville to Executive Vice President of Operations for Charter Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:CHTR) was announced today by Carl Vogel, President and CEO. In her new role at Charter, Ms. Bellville will have responsibility for all company field operations, as well as marketing, programming and customer care.
In making the announcement, Mr. Vogel said, "We're very fortunate to have recruited this proven leader in telecommunications back to the operating side of the cable television business. With more than 20 years of broad-based experience in operations, business development, marketing and sales, Maggie will actively participate with me and others on our senior management team in taking Charter to the next level of success by driving revenue and cash flow, maximizing efficiencies, improving customer care, and targeting our messages to customers and non-customers alike."
Ms. Bellville was previously President and CEO of Incanta, Inc., a start-up technology-based streaming content company based in Atlanta. She was recruited in 1995 by Cox Communications, Inc., the nation's fourth-largest cable television company, as Vice President of Operations, and advanced over six years to Executive Vice President of Operations with responsibility for that company's three operating divisions, marketing, advertising sales, customer care, research & analysis, business services, and business operations. Ms. Bellville began her career in cable television in 1993 with the former Century Communications as Senior Vice President of that company's largest operating division in Los Angeles. From 1986 to 1993, Ms. Bellville served in a variety of management positions with the former GTE Wireless/Contel Cellular, Inc.
A graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton with a B.A. in Social Science, Ms. Bellville also is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Program.
Ms. Bellville has received numerous professional honors and distinctions, including being named among the Top 10 Women in Business in Atlanta; "Woman of the Year" by the California Chapter of Women In Cable; "Woman to Watch" by the Atlanta Chapter of Women in Cable; and "Woman of the Year," a national award by Women in Cable. She has served on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the California Cable Television Association, the Board of Directors of Cable Positive, and the Board of Directors of the Women In Cable and Telecommunications Foundation. Ms. Bellville also served as an advisor to the National Cable and Telecommunications Association Task Force on Diversity.
About Charter Communications
Charter Communications Inc., A Wired World Company(TM), is the nation's third-largest broadband communications company, currently serving more than 6.7 million customers in 40 states. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services to the home, including cable television on an advanced digital video programming platform marketed under Charter Digital Cable(R) 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(TM) brand. Advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media(TM) brand. More information about Charter can be found at www.charter.com.
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