Comcast promoted John Gibbs to vp, state govt affairs. Based in St Paul, MN, Gibbs will oversee all of the MSO’s statewide lobbying efforts. — Wondering where EchoStar’s marketing svp Ira Bahr went? He landed at New Frontier as vp, marketing/corp strategy. — Charter hired Jeffrey "JT" Fisher as CFO. The interim CFO, Paul Martin, will remain as svp/controller until at least March 31. — Lifetime promoted Colette Shelton to vp, reality programming. — Fuse named Catherine Mullen evp/gm, overseeing programming, marketing and devo. — Props to SCTE chief and Terps’ diehard John Clark on earning Certified Association Exec, the assn industry’s top credential.