National Cable & Telecommunications Association President Michael Powell has named K. Dane Snowden to the new post of chief of staff.
Snowden has been serving as vice president of external affairs at CTIA: The Wireless Association and before that was chief of the consumer and government affairs bureau at the Federal Communications Commission, when Powell was agency chairman.
"Dane is a remarkable talent with significant managerial and administrative leadership experience that makes him a perfect candidate to help me more effectively lead NCTA," Powell said in announcing the hire. "Dane will join a quality team here at NCTA, and I know he'll be a great asset to the organization and the cable industry."
NCTA says he will work with Powell and executive vice president James Assey to head up day-to-day operations and planning.
Snowden is joining the association Aug. 22.
Like Powell, Snowden is a graduate of the College of William & Mary. Before joining the FCC, he was an executive with America's Promise Alliance, the organization started by Powell's father, Colin Powell, and chaired by his mother, Alma. Michael Powell is a board member of America's Promise.
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.
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