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Cable-Tec Expo 2009: SCTE Board Elects Foote Chairman

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The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers board of directors on Tuesday announced the election of Arris's Bob Foote as chairman, along with other senior members of the board.

Following the election, the day before the start of SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2009, the board of directors for 2009-'10 conducted its first meeting.

Foote, who has been an SCTE member since 1989, has worked in the cable industry for more than 20 years. He currently serves as an account vice president for Arris and has worked at Arris's TeleWire Supply and Antec (which was merged with Arris Interactive in 2001).

During the SCTE's 2008-'09 term, Foote served as secretary and previously was a regional director representing New England. He was SCTE's "member of the year" in 2005 and is a past president of the New England chapter.

The SCTE membership earlier this year elected seven board members, who in turn picked the other senior board members on Tuesday.

The new board members are:

Chair: Bob Foote, Arris, Region 12 Director

Western Vice Chair: Dick Amell, Time Warner Cable, Director-At-Large

Eastern Vice Chair: Ken Williams Jr., Cox Communications Inc., Region 9 Director

Secretary: Frank Eichenlaub, Cisco Systems, Region 2 Director

Treasurer: Bob Macioch, BSI Inc., Region 4 Director

Additional Executive Committee Member: Bob Legg, Suddenlink Communications, Region 10 Director

The other members of the 2009-'10 SCTE Board of Directors are:

Region 1 Director: Ed Marchetti, Comcast Cable Communications

Region 3 Director: Randy Love, Comcast Cable Communications

Region 5 Director: Rick Sullivan, Times Fiber Communications Inc.

Region 6 Director: David Haigh, Midcontinent Communications

Region 7 Director: Mary Gilliland, CommScope Inc.

Region 8 Director: Harold Kinnel, Ritter Communications

Region 11 Director: Roger Hughes, Armstrong Cable Services

Director-At-Large: Nomi Bergman, Bright House Networks

Director-At-Large: Tom Gorman, Charter Communications

Director-At-Large: Patrick O'Hare, Comcast Cable Communications

Director-At-Large Canada: Dermot O'Carroll, Rogers Cable Communications Inc.

Appointed Director-At-Large: Charlotte Field, Comcast Cable Communications

Appointed Director-At-Large: Mike LaJoie, Time Warner Cable