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September 2, 2005
Contact:  Steve Jones
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CTPAA Elects Rob Stoddard & Tom Southwick Officers,
Changes Bylaws to Create New Officer Position


Washington, DC � The Board of Directors of the Cable Television Public Affairs Association (CTPAA) voted unanimously to elevate current board members Tom Southwick, senior vice president, corporate communications, Starz Entertainment as Secretary and Rob Stoddard, senior vice president, communications and public affairs, NCTA as Treasurer. Southwick and Stoddard are now both officers and members of the Executive Committee.

Separately, the Board also voted to modify the Bylaws to split the current Vice President position into the positions of 1 st Vice President and 2 nd Vice President. The new officer position was created to add variety regarding the type of companies represented on the Executive Committee. This decision was made following the resignation of Christine Levesque, executive vice president, communication, marketing & government affairs, Gemstar-TV Guide as the association's Vice President and long-time member of the Board of Directors due to business time constraints.

The current officers and members of the Executive Committee are:

Anita Lamont, Corporate Director, Field Communications, Charter Communications, Inc.

 1st Vice President:
Mark A. Harrad, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Time Warner Cable

2nd Vice President:
Peggy Ballard, Vice President, Strategic Communications, Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.

Thomas Southwick, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Starz Entertainment Group

Rob Stoddard, Senior Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs, NCTA

Immediate Past President:
Peter Kiley, Vice President, Affiliate Relations, C-SPAN Networks

For a complete listing of all current officers and members of the Board of Directors, please use the following link to the CTPAA Web site:

CTPAA is the only national, professional organization specifically addressing the issues, needs and interests of the cable industry's public affairs professionals. Its mission is to develop and promote public affairs excellence to help achieve industry, corporate and social goals. A strong advocate of the public affairs professional's participation in all aspects of corporate decision-making processes, CTPAA works to enhance each member's status and influence through skill building and professional development. For more information on CTPAA, go to .


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