STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) today announced personnel changes in its Government Affairs organization.
Alex Hoehn-Saric, previously Senior Vice President, Federal Affairs, will be taking on the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Policy and External Affairs. In his new role, Hoehn-Saric will lead a team focused on Charter’s public policy positions and building relationships outside of the Company to further its policy goals.
Elizabeth Biley Andrion has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs. She will be responsible for advancing Charter’s interests before federal regulatory agencies.
Both Hoehn-Saric and Andrion will report to Catherine Bohigian, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs. "I am thrilled that Alex will be leading this important part of our government affairs work and that Elizabeth will be joining our team," said Bohigian. "With an impressive track record at the Federal Communications Commission and a wealth of knowledge regarding our industry, Elizabeth will be an excellent manager of our regulatory group and a valuable asset to our Company."
Andrion joins Charter after 10 years at the Federal Communications Commission where she served in a variety of leadership positions, including as Chief of the Office of Strategic Planning, which advises the Chairman, Commissioners, and all other divisions on developing strategic plans and policy objectives.
Andrion has also served as Chief Counsel and a top advisor to both Democratic and Republican Chairmen on strategic and legal issues, helping to set the Chairman’s agenda and to oversee the Media Bureau, the Enforcement Bureau, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau and all relationships with relevant external stakeholders. Amongst her other duties, Andrion served as the deputy of the Commission’s AT&T/DIRECTV merger review and as a member of the steering committee, managing all staff and advising on strategic and legal issues.
Prior to joining the FCC, Andrion served as Vice President of Legal Affairs for Fox Television Stations, Director of Business Development at Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting), and founded Zone Communications, a media company for venture capital firm, Zone Ventures (a Draper Fisher Jurvetson affiliate). She also founded and served as Co-Chair of Media Law Resource Center, the California chapter of media lawyers.
Alongside her other work, Andrion is an advisor at LifePosts, Inc., a social media platform for chronicling major life events, and has been an adjunct professor of Media Industries at Georgetown’s Master’s in Communications, Culture and Technology Program and at UCLA’s Communications Department.
Andrion holds a B.A in Economics and Rhetoric, a J.D from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.A in Journalism from the University of Southern California.
Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including Spectrum TV™ video entertainment programming, Spectrum Internet™ access, and Spectrum Voice™. Spectrum Business™ similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter’s advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach™ brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.
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