Leo Brennan was upped to region vp, gm for Cox in Las Vegas. He replaces Mark Lipford, who is leaving the company. — Johanna Mikes Shelton is leaving her gig as FCC Commish Jonathan Adelstein’s adviser to replace Gregg Rothschild as minority counsel for the House Commerce Committee. Rothschild is joining Verizon’s lobbying team (Cfax, 1/12). — CTAM’s new board members for ’05 include Starz pres/CEO Robert Clasen, Charter evp Thomas Cullen and Advance/Newhouse pres Steven Miron. Individuals elected to serve a 2nd year as officers are: Showtime’s Len Fogge (chair), Comcast’s Dave Watson (vice chair), NBC-U’s Doug Holloway (secretary), Cox’s Joe Rooney (treasurer) and Time Warner’s Kevin Leddy (immediate past chair). — Sean Gallagher shifts from Discovery Channel to TLC as vp, dev. — Congrats to NCTA’s Brian Dietz, who was upped to vp, comm.

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