Name: Bill Bresnan
Title: Chairman/CEO, Bresnan Communications
Age: 73
Years in Industry: 49
Years left in Industry: “15 or 20”

 

Why Him? Bill Bresnan was there at cable’s beginning, and we think he’ll be around for years to come because of his continued passion, energy and unmatched love of this industry. His amazing tenure as chairman of The Cable Center for more than a decade—a run that will end when he steps down this year—leaves the Center in excellent shape with a new 5-year strategic plan. Bresnan is also spearheading the Center’s Chairman’s Endowment Campaign, which has helped put the institution into a more assertive and well-organized fundraising mode. Not only that, but he has served on the board of NCTA, C-SPAN, CableLabs and countless other industry groups. Bresnan has also worked for diversity, sitting on the board of the Emma Bowen Foundation as well as being an honorary lifetime member of WICT. Here’s to Bill and all he’s done. And all he will do in the future.

 

 MG



Bill Bresnan
I knew the cable industry was for me when: “In 1956, I saw how cable could improve the quality of people’s lives by bringing television to those that could not otherwise receive it.”
The cable industry’s biggest challenge in 2008 is: “Kevin Martin’s mission.”
Defining career moment: “October 31, 1984 with the creation of my first of several partnerships with John Malone.”
Person I most admire in the cable industry and why: “There are too many to narrow down to one.”
In my free time, I like to: “What’s free time?”
My most embarrassing cable moment was: “I can’t tell you. It’s too embarrassing.”
Favorite restaurant: “Frank and Johnnie’s Steak House, New York City”
Favorite sports team: “New York Yankees”
The world would be a better place if: “We would really listen to each other.”

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