BERNARD BELL
to SVP, office of the president, TV One, from SVP-affiliate sales. BILL BERGOFIN
to SVP-marketing and promotion, OLN, from VP-marketing for SSK: Shepardson, Stern & Kaminsky. SARAH BURKE
to director of marketing for Music Choice; previously she worked at MTV Networks where she marketed the Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, TV Land, The N and Noggin brands. JILL CASAGRANDE
to SVP and GM, Radio Disney Network, from SVP-programming strategy, Disney Channel Worldwide. LUIS CASANOVA
to VP-communications and public affairs, Comcast, Michigan region, from senior program officer for The Meadows Foundation. GREG CHAPADOS
to SVP-federal affairs and business development for General Communication Inc. (GCI), from managing director for Integrated Strategy Initiatives, LLC, and Hoak Breedlove Wesneski & Co. in Dallas. MICHAEL CROTTS
to VP-national accounts, Aurora Networks, from regional account executive for C-COR. TIM GAGE
to VP-state government affairs, Comcast, Southern division, from VP-government affairs working with Comcast systems in Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and South Carolina. TIM HAGAN
will assume responsibility for systems joining Comcast from Adelphia in Huntington and Red House, W.Va. He serves as general manager for Comcast in central Kentucky. TIM HEALY
to VP-production, MTV, from executive producer. RACHEL JONES
to government affairs senior professional for Comcast’s Southern division, from government affairs administrator. HO KIM
to director of sales, Western territory, for Vyyo, from director of national business development for Charter Communications. RAY KISTLER
to VP and general manager for Comcast in Mobile, Ala., from GM. GEORGE KLIAVKOFF
to chief digital officer, NBC Universal, from EVP-business, Major League Baseball Advance Media. PATTI McTEAGUE
to SVP-kids’ communications, Disney-ABC Television Group, from VP. PAUL MELTZER
to SVP-product management, Insight Communications, from VP-product development and operations for Cablevision’s Optimum Online. GENA NASON
to director of marketing, on demand, NBC Universal Cable, from marketing manager, on demand. R. WAYNE NELSON
to executive producer of HDNet’s Dan Rather Reports; previously he was a producer for the CBS Evening News and 60 Minutes. EUGENIO RAM�REZ
to advertising sales account executive, Fox Sports en Espa�ol, Southeast region, from regional sales manager for Ole Communications. MARIANNE ROMANO
to SVP-corporate communications, Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids and Family Group; she joined Nickelodeon in 1998. LARRY ROPER
to Southeast regional sales manager for Radiant Communications; previously he worked for Alpha Technologies Inc. VLAD WOLYNETZ
to VP-production, series and movies, AMC, from director of original programming and development. Honors ACA GIVES SIMPSON AWARD TO DRAKE
The American Cable Association presented its Lyn Simpson Grassroots Spirit Award to Milestone Communications president Michael Drake at the Independent Show in Chicago on July 31. ACA chose Drake, who is a member of the organization’s board of directors, because of his advocacy efforts on behalf of independent cable operators. The next night, ACA presented Jim Gleason, president and COO of New Wave Communications and ACA’s chairman of the board, with its Leadership Award, and honored Patriot Media, CableWorld’s Independent Operator of the Year. DIGITAL-FRIENDLY COX IN CTAM HALL OF FAME
CTAM selected Cox’s campaign, "Cox Communications: Your Friend in the Digital Age," as its 2006 inductee into the CTAM Hall of Fame. Cox was honored for its successful marketing in the 1990s, which enabled it to convert cable-only customers into multi-service subscribers. When high-speed Internet was introduced in 1996 and digital phone in 1997, marketing campaigns showcased Cox’s ability to deliver reliable services and provide top customer care. The CTAM Hall of Fame honors influential marketing campaigns that are more than five years old. CTAM’S NEW BOARD MEMBERS
CTAM elected three new members to its board of directors: Tim Brooks, EVP, research, Lifetime Television; Mike Lee, chief strategy officer, Rogers Communications; and Patricia Gottesman,EVP, product management and marketing, Cablevision Systems. The board is chaired by David Watson, EVP, operations, Comcast.

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