Mr. McElroy has 25 years of experience in the communications industry. Most recently, he served as President of Cox Business Services, a unit of Cox Communications, Inc. in Atlanta, overseeing the operation that provides voice, data and video services to commercial customers. He was recruited to Cox, from SBC Communications, formerly Southwestern Bell, to pioneer and build a communications business over that company's cable network. Mr. McElroy served in various operations, strategic planning, marketing, and financial performance positions at SBC from 1978 to 1994.
"When we announced our streamlining of operations 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. "Chuck's experience as a manager of both large employee groups and a start-up business within an established company shows us he will be that type of leader who will contribute to the re-energizing of Charter."
A graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, Mr. McElroy has earned a Masters of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis.
Mr. Vogel observed that Chuck McElroy's recruitment marks the second senior-level operations person to join Charter in the last month. In February, Charter announced the hiring of Lee A. Clayton, formerly Managing Director/Executive Vice President of United Pan-Europe Communications, nv (UPC), to Senior Vice President of Operations for the company's Midwest Division.
About Charter Communications
Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:CHTR), a Wired World Company(TM), is the nation's third-largest broadband communications company, currently serving approximately 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 the Charter Digital Cable(R) brand; and high-speed Internet access via Charter Pipeline(R). 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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