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Comcast’s Tony Werner Elected Chairman of SCTE Board

New Orleans -- The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) on Tuesday announced that Tony Werner, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Comcast, has been elected chairman of the organization’s board for the 2015-2016 term.

Werner (pictured) succeeds Terry Cordova, executive vice president and CTO of Suddenlink Communications, who served as chairman of SCTE (and its global brand, the International Society of Broadband Experts) for two terms.

Here at a meeting that coincided with the show, the board also elected three new officers to serve on the executive committee for the coming year: 

-Vice Chairman: Bill Warga, vice president, technology, Liberty Global;

-Treasurer: Christine Whitaker, senior vice president, operations, Comcast; and

-Secretary: Steve Williams, director, access network planning, design and operations, Time Warner Cable.

Following the election, the SCTE board of directors conducted its first meeting with the new board.

“Terry Cordova has provided the tireless commitment and the leadership we’ve needed as we’ve transformed SCTE and ISBE into world-class resources for the global cable telecommunications industry,” Mark Dzuban president and CEO of SCTE, said in a statement. “We look forward to working closely with Tony Werner, his Executive Committee and the entire Board of Directors as we continue to enhance the value of SCTE and ISBE for our operator, vendor and individual members.”