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Charter Taps Quicksilver As Chief Administrative Officer

Charter Communications hired Robert Quicksilver, currently a partner with Washington, D.C., law firm Patton Boggs, as executive vice president and chief administrative officer overseeing the company's legal, government affairs, human resources and advertising sales teams.

Quicksilver, who will start with Charter on Sept. 6, is a partner in Patton Boggs' technology/communications and business groups.

He also has held management positions at several media companies. Quicksilver was president of network distribution for Fox Broadcasting; vice president and general counsel of Sinclair Broadcast Group; vice president and general Counsel of River City Broadcasting; and chief content officer of TidalTV. In addition, he served as a consultant to Yahoo Media Group.

"Bob brings to Charter a rare combination of law, policy and executive-level media experience," Charter president and CEO Mike Lovett said in a statement. "His broad range of industry knowledge and strong leadership skills complement Charter's executive team. Bob will play a key role in helping Charter continue to build on its recent successes."

Quicksilver, a native of St. Louis, received a law degree from The University of Michigan Law School and a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College.