In making the announcement, Mr. Vogel said, "We continue to recruit top talent as we re-energize Charter and align every employee around common objectives that focus on the customer. Sue will work together with our existing team towards the goal of increasing performance and leadership in providing the best value to our customers with our products and services. She has the experience and leadership talent we need as we continue to move forward with our plan to execute with excellence and focus. Her professional experience, educational background and broadband knowledge are vital to our continued success."
Ms. Hamilton began her cable television career with Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI) Englewood, Colorado, 1993. She held subsequent management positions there and at AT&T Broadband, L.L.C., who acquired TCI in 1999, where she was most recently Vice President of Programming. Previous to this she was a partner with Kirkland & Ellis, among the nation's top ten firms representing domestic and international clients in complex commercial transactions and securities matters, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, financing arrangements, public offerings, private placements, loan workouts, foreclosures, bankruptcies, and receivership.
A Magnum Cum Laude graduate of Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, Ms. Hamilton received her J.D. from Stanford Law School, Stanford, California, where she was Associate Managing Editor of the Stanford Law Review and Editor of the Stanford Journal of International Law.
Mr. Vogel observed that Ms. Hamilton is among a host of recent new executive hires at Charter, including Ms. Bellville, a former Executive Vice President of Operations for Atlanta-based Cox Communications, Inc., who has overall responsibility for all Charter field operations, as well as marketing, programming, advertising sales, and customer care; Mike Haislip, formerly President of Armstrong Cable, Butler, Pennsylvania, named Senior Vice President of the Company's Great Lakes Division; Chuck McElroy, formerly Vice President and General Manager of Cox Business Services, a unit of Cox Communications, Inc., as Senior Vice President of its Southeast Division; and Lee Clayton, formerly Managing Director/Executive Vice President of United Pan-Europe Communications, nv (UPC), to Senior Vice President of Operations for Charter'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.
CONTACT: Charter Communications Inc., St. Louis
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