Years in Cable: 39
Education: BBA, College of William and Mary
MCTV epitomizes the phrase “small but mighty.” Gessner has never been one to shy away from technology. He made that crystal clear last summer with the announcement that MCTV would bring fiber-to-the-home to every customer in its footprint under the brand Excellerate. Gessner is a firm believer in simplifying the service for customers. That was one of the reasons MCTV integrated Netflix with its multi-room HD DVR late last year. Gessner, who also serves as chairman of ACA, is a tireless advocate for the industry. In March, he testified before a House subcommittee on a bipartisan bill whose purpose is to streamline the process by which deserving small communications entities request regulatory relief.