Washington – James Assey, the most senior Democratic telecommunications policy advisor on the Senate Commerce Committee, is expected to be named Thursday as the new executive vice president of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, according to two informed sources.
Assey, who drafted Democratic legislation that would have imposed net neutrality regulation on cable operators, is filling the trade group’s No. 2 position vacated last fall by David Krone, a Democrat who joined Comcast in the company’s Philadelphia headquarters.
NCTA declined to comment.
Assey has a B.A., M.A. from Stanford University and a J.D. from Georgetown University.
Assey is the second prominent aide to Senate Commerce Committee chairman Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) to migrate to the cable industry. A year ago, Time Warner hired Rachel Welch as vice president for global public policy in its Washington, D.C., office.
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