The American Cable Association’s board elected Martin Brophy, president and owner of Shen-Heights Television, and Kirby Campbell, vice chairman of Armstrong, to its executive committee, officials said Tuesday.
ACA’s executive committee is responsible for overseeing the strategy, finances and policies of the organization. In addition to Brophy and Campbell, ACA’s executive committee includes chairman Patrick Knorr of Sunflower Broadband; vice chairman Steve Friedman of Wave Broadband; Jim Bruder of Harron Communications; and ex officio chair Steve Weed of Wave Broadband.
“My family has been in the cable TV business since 1951,” Brophy, who was inducted into the Cable Pioneers in 1996, said in a statement. “So when I talk about the impact of regulations on consumers, I’m talking about my friends, neighbors and family members. I look forward to working on ACA’s executive committee to prompt regulatory reform that will better serve their best interests.”
“The current regulatory environment is hostile toward independent companies that have dedicated themselves to providing advanced broadband services,” Campbell, whose company was founded in 1946 by Jud Sedwick, said in a statement. “As the voice of independent cable, ACA has its work cut out for it, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve on ACA’s executive committee during this critical time.”
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