Lindsay Johnston Leaves SCTE/ISBE

The SCTE/ISBE announced late last week that Lindsay Johnston has left the organization after her position, SVP and general counsel, was eliminated at the end of 2016.

SCTE/ISBE said it dropped the position to “accommodate [the] needs of the business for 2017.”

Johnston joined SCTE in 2014 as SVP of operations from Comcast, taking over a role that was last filled by Cathy Oakes, the long-time SCTE executive who died in November 2013. Johnston headed up learning and development, oversaw the organization’s Corporate Alliance Partners program, legal oversight, and human resources.

Johnston’s operational duties are being distributed across the organization, and her legal duties will be outsourced.

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SCTE/ISBE said that leadership membership grew from 14,000 to 28,000 and the operators’ corporate alliance program also more than doubled under her leadership.

“Lindsay Johnston’s skills, insights and commitment over the past several years have been instrumental in the success of programs that have defined SCTE/ISBE, including our CAP program and the development of our CORTEX Expert Development System,” Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of  SCTE/ISBE, said in a statement. “We are very appreciative of all of her hard work on behalf of the industry, and offer our best wishes for her continued success in the future. She will be missed.”

“SCTE/ISBE holds a unique position that is central to the success of the cable telecommunications ecosystem,” added Johnston. “It has been a privilege to spearhead initiatives that are vital to the future of our industry.  I look forward to continuing my association with the cable community in general, as I move to the next phase of my career.”