Industry's chief rep says he will depart post in spring

The cable industry’s chief lobbyist says that he will depart his post in the spring.

Kyle McSlarrow, president and CEO of the National Cable and Telecommunications Assn., said on Friday that he informed the trade association’s board over the past several months “my interest in transitioning to another role in our industry that would allow me to work more fully on business and operating activities.”

McSlarrow, 50, joined the NCTA on March 1, 2005, after serving as deputy secretary of energy in the administration of George W. Bush. He also worked on Capitol Hill for Senate Majority Leaders Trend Lott and Bob Dole, as well as Sen. Paul Coverdell (R-Ga.).

Patrick Esser, president of Cox Communications and chair of the NCTA’s board, said, “While we will miss Kyle’s friendship, pragmatic solutions and firm guidance, we’re grateful for his visionary leadership at NCTA and fully supportive of his decision to transition into his next endeavor.”

Esser said that the board will form a search committee for his successor.

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