STAMFORD, Conn. – Charter Communications, Inc. today announced that Steve Raymond has joined the company as Vice President of Accessibility. Raymond will lead the Accessibility Center of Excellence team responsible for driving the company's efforts to design an inclusive line of services that work for all customers, regardless of their differences, including ability, language, culture, gender and age. Based in Greenwood Village, Colorado, he will report to Peter Brown, Group Vice President within the Digital Platforms organization.
“Steve’s background as a leader in the telecommunications industry combined with his passion and success working in support of those living with disabilities, make him a unique and exciting fit for this role,” said Brown. “He’s coming on board at a great time for accessibility at Charter. The team has made tremendous advancements in recent years and Steve’s personal experience and leadership will help guide our efforts as we continue that momentum, building an inclusive line of Spectrum products that work for all our customers."
Raymond is currently the board chairperson for Adaptive Spirit, a not-for-profit trade association that focuses on building effective networking practices in the telecommunications industry and supporting the U.S. Paralympic Ski, Snowboard and Nordic teams. He also served on the board of the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park, Colorado, for seven years.
Until June of 2020, Raymond served as Vice President of Client Solutions at Nielsen Connectivity, where he was responsible for the launch and commercial sales of their mobile video analytics. During his time at Nielsen Connectivity, he also was the co-lead for the employee resource group ADEPT, focusing on employees with physical and mental disabilities.
Before joining Nielsen, Raymond served as Senior Vice President of Sales at Vubiquity, Inc. from 2018-19, where he was responsible for sales of the VOD platform, video processing and digital storefront tools. He also served as Vice President of Affiliate Relations for AT&T Sports Networks from 2014-17, where he was responsible for developing affiliate marketing strategies as well as negotiating affiliation agreements and distribution for regional sports networks based in Seattle, Denver, Houston and Pittsburgh.
Prior to his time at AT&T Sports Networks, Raymond enjoyed a 25-year career in affiliate sales at the Walt Disney Company, eventually serving as Senior Vice President of National Accounts for Disney and ESPN Media Networks. During this time, he also was on the leadership team for the employee resource group ADAPT, guiding efforts to launch X Games events featuring athletes with disabilities as well as the ESPY Award category for Best Athlete with a Disability.
An avid volunteer, Raymond has received numerous awards for his philanthropic efforts and work in adaptive sports, including the Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing Chairman’s Award, the ESPN Volunteer of the Year Award and the Teamwork and Innovation Award from the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Women in Cable and Telecommunications. In 2010, Raymond was named Chef De Mission for the U.S. Winter Paralympic Team and, in 2019, he was inducted into the Colorado Snow Sports Hall of Fame for his work in adaptive skiing.
Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) is a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 29 million customers in 41 states through its Spectrum brand. Over an advanced communications network, the company offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and business services including Spectrum Internet®, TV, Mobile and Voice.
For small and medium-sized companies, Spectrum Business® delivers the same suite of broadband products and services coupled with special features and applications to enhance productivity, while for larger businesses and government entities, Spectrum Enterprise provides highly customized, fiber-based solutions. Spectrum Reach® delivers tailored advertising and production for the modern media landscape. The company also distributes award-winning news coverage, sports and high-quality original programming to its customers through Spectrum Networks and Spectrum Originals. More information about Charter can be found at corporate.charter.com.