Former Time Warner Cable chairman and CEO Glenn Britt died 6/11 in NYC at his home following a battle with cancer. Britt, who remained a board member after retiring last year, was first diagnosed with melanoma six years ago and announced that his cancer had returned in October.
Rob Marcus, who succeeded Britt as TWC CEO, said in a statement that Britt’s wife, Barbara, was with him when he passed: “Glenn left us with a legacy of innovation, integrity and inclusion. We were guided for many years by his strong belief that a company must be willing to reinvent itself to be successful; his commitment to saying what you mean and doing what you say; and his conviction that a richly diverse workforce – diverse in ethnicity, culture, beliefs, perspectives, experiences and lifestyles – is necessary to best serve our diverse customers and communities. He will long be remembered for his thoughtful and steady leadership through rapidly changing times in the communications field. Glenn was a leader, colleague, mentor, role model and friend who will be greatly missed.”
American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement: “The ACA family was saddened to hear of the loss of former Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt. Glenn left his mark on the cable industry in ways that few others have over an executive career that spanned several decades and witnessed dramatic change. Our deepest condolences go to Glenn’s family members and his colleagues at Time Warner Cable. Glenn and his loved ones will remain in our constant thoughts and prayers.”