Hargis Resigns as Cablevision's EVP of Marketing

Jonathan Hargis, executive vice president of marketing at Cablevision Systems Corp. has resigned and will leave the cable company later this month.

Hargis, who has been with the New York DMA's predominant distributor since 2000, is leaving to pursue other opportunities, according to the MSO. Over the course, Hargis has played a key role in the company's marketing efforts during a period of growth across its subscriber base and product suite.
"Jon has been a valued contributor to our company and has played an important role in developing and defining our Optimum products and offers in a competitive marketplace," Cablevision president and CEO James Dolan said in a release. "We are thankful for his time here and wish him well."

Noted Hargis: "I am enormously proud of success I was part of achieving at Cablevision. The years I spent at Cablevision will always be among the most productive and rewarding of my career. I had the opportunity to work with some great and talented people, and I leave behind many friends and valued colleagues."

Hargis will become the latest high-level executive to exit Cablevision. Tom Rutledge, Cablevision's former COO, resigned in December and is now serving as Charter Communications CEO. The prior month, president of cable operations John Bickham left the MSO.

Hargis's position will not be filled per se, but the company is expected to bolster its team of marketing executives. 

Kristin Dolan, senior executive vice president, product management and marketing, since November has been heading those departments, and highly engaged in brand identity and new product initiatives. The wife of the CEO, Kristin Dolan, a veteran of more than 20 years with the company, has been running Cablevision's strategic product development group over the past three, with an eye toward long-range development across the MSO's base of services.