ACA Voters Stick With Its Top Leadership


The members of American Cable Association have given their stamp of approval to keep the advocacy and lobbying group’s current Chairman and Vice Chairman in their roles for another term.

In board elections held at the annual ACA members meeting held alongside the 13th annual Independent Show in Anaheim, Calif., MCTV President Robert Gessner and BOYCOM President Patricia Jo Boyers were re-elected to their leadership positions atop the ACA’s Board of Directors.

Gessner stays as ACA Chairman; Boyers remains ACA Vice Chairwoman.

Continued investment in broadband technology will be front in center as a key issue for Gessner as he enters his new term, noting that investment must be included in proposed regulatory initiatives.

“We have seen how independent cable companies in small and medium-sized cities are introducing exciting new products and services,” Gessner says. “With the hard work of our ACA Members as our foundation, we look forward to working with the entire ACA Board to continue our leadership role in telecommunications policy debates in Washington, D.C.”

Gessner and Boyers were each elected to two-year terms.

MCTV is based in Massillon, Ohio; BOYCOM is based in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

“With Bob Gessner and Patty Boyers continuing in their leadership roles, ACA is ready to build on our strategies for success: Invest in broadband and showcase how that investment delivers value to our communities,” ACA President/CEO Matthew M. Polka said. “The services offered by ACA members are critical success factors for economic growth in our small towns and cities. ACA will continue its work to establish balanced telecommunications policies.”

Newly elected to the ACA Board is Matt Dosch, who serves as EVP/COO of Comporium.