Charter Adds Government Relations Execs

Charter Communications has added three new government relations executives, all reporting to executive vice president of government affairs Catherine Bohigian.

The company said Thursday said Adam Falk has joined as senior vice president of government affairs, overseeing state and local legislative goals. Falk had been vice president of government affairs at Cablevision Systems.

Waldo McMillan has been named VP of government affairs, overseeing federal legislative efforts, joining current Charter staffer Paul Cancienne in that role. McMillan was most recently founder and managing director of Capstone Counsel Group, a federal government relations firm in Washington, D.C.

And Tamara Lipper has been hired as VP of government affairs, responsible for policy position communications. Lipper has been a special advisor in the Federal Communications Commission's Office of Strategic Plans and Policy, including doing incentive auction outreach. She is also the former chief spokeswoman for the FCC's then-chairman, Kevin Martin.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.