Company Leadership

Thomas M. Rutledge
President and Chief Executive Officer
Thomas M. Rutledge
President and Chief Executive Officer


Thomas M. Rutledge was elected as a director and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on February 13, 2012. Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Rutledge served as Chief Operating Officer of Cablevision from April 2004 until December 2011. A 34-year cable industry veteran, Mr. Rutledge previously served as president of Time Warner Cable. He began his career in 1977 at American Television and Communications (ATC), a predecessor company of Time Warner Cable. Mr. Rutledge currently ... 

John Bickham
Chief Operating Officer
John Bickham
Chief Operating Officer


John Bickham was elected Chief Operating Officer of the Company on April 30, 2012. A 26-year veteran of the cable industry, Mr. Bickham most recently served as President of Cable and Communications for Cablevision. Prior to joining Cablevision in 2004, Mr. Bickham was Executive Vice President for Time Warner Cable with corporate responsibility for a number of large markets. In 1986 Mr. Bickham was a founding executive of KBLCOM, a cable company that partnered with ATC. His tenure with KBLCOM ... 

Tom Adams
Executive Vice President, Field Operations
Tom Adams
Executive Vice President, Field Operations


Tom Adams serves as Executive Vice President, Field Operations, for Charter Communications. In this role, he has national oversight of field finance and operations.

Before joining Charter in September 2012, Mr. Adams was with Time Warner Cable for 17 years, most recently serving as Regional Vice President of Operations Wisconsin. He has more than 30 years experience in all aspects of the cable industry including various leadership roles at New Channels Corporation.

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Jim Blackley
Executive Vice President, Engineering and Information Technology
Jim Blackley
Executive Vice President, Engineering and Information Technology


In his role as Executive Vice President, Engineering and Information Technology, Jim Blackley oversees Charter’s Advanced Engineering team, working with Product and Network Management to design, certify and implement next generation services and technology solutions.

Prior to joining Charter in October 2012, Mr. Blackley was with Cablevision for 16 years, most recently as executive vice president for Corporate Engineering and Technology. Prior to Cablevision, he designed software and s... 

Don Detampel
Executive Vice President, Technology and President, Commercial Services
Don Detampel
Executive Vice President, Technology and President, Commercial Services


Don Detampel serves as Charter's Executive Vice President, Technology and President, Commercial Services. In these dual roles, he is responsible for product development, advanced engineering and information technology, as well as the Company's commercial business, which provides broadband solutions to small and medium-size businesses, enterprises and carrier customers.

Mr. Detampel joined Charter in October 2010 from New Global Telecom, Inc. (NGT), a wholesale provider of VoIP serv... 

Jonathan Hargis
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Jonathan Hargis
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer


In his role as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Charter Communications, Jonathan Hargis oversees the company's full range of sales and marketing activities in 25 states across the nation.

Prior to joining Charter in April 2012, Mr. Hargis served as Executive Vice President of Marketing at Cablevision, where he played a key role in developing the company's marketing approach and comp... 

Kathleen  Mayo
Executive Vice President, Customer Operations
Kathleen  Mayo
Executive Vice President, Customer Operations


Kathleen Mayo serves as Executive Vice President, Customer Operations, for Charter Communications. In this role, she drives the initiatives and day-to-day activities that combine to provide the Company’s customers with an outstanding experience.

Prior to joining Charter in September 2012, Ms. Mayo was with Cablevision for 15 years. Her last role at the company was Executive Vice President, Consumer Operations, with responsibility for field operations, customer service, and bil... 

Catherine Bohigian
Executive Vice President, Government Affairs
Catherine Bohigian
Executive Vice President, Government Affairs


Catherine Bohigian serves as Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, for Charter Communications. In this role, she oversees Charter’s federal and state legislative and regulatory affairs. Prior to joining Charter in July, 2013, Ms. Bohigian served as Senior Vice President, Federal Affairs for Cablevision, where she was employed from September 2008 through June 2013. While at Cablevision, Ms. Bohigian oversaw Cablevision’s Washington, DC, public policy office and was responsible for Cab... 

Scott Weber
Executive Vice President, Network Operations
Scott Weber
Executive Vice President, Network Operations


A 35-year veteran of the U.S. cable industry, Scott Weber serves as Charter’s Executive Vice President, Network Operations. In this role, he directs the operations and activities that support Charter’s advanced communications network across the 25 states in which the company does business.

Prior to joining Charter in June of 2012, Mr. Weber served as Executive Vice President, Network Management for Cablevision Systems. From 1986 through early 2007, Mr. Weber led technical ... 

Christopher L. Winfrey
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Christopher L. Winfrey
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


As Charter's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Chris Winfrey is responsible for all of the Company’s financial functions, including accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax and treasury, mergers and acquisitions, capital structure activities and investor relations. He also directs Charter's supply chain management, facilities, revenue assurance and business intelligence teams.

Prior to joining Charter in October 2010, Mr. Winfrey served as Chief Fin... 

Richard R. Dykhouse
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Richard R. Dykhouse
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary


Mr. Dykhouse was promoted to his current position in 2013, having previously been Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Charter since 2011. He joined Charter in 2006, serving as Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, and became Corporate Secretary in 2009. Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Dykhouse was Senior Counsel and Assistant Secretary for CNH Global, N.V., from 2004 to 2006. From 1994 to 2003, he was an attorney for Conseco, Inc., servin... 
Kevin D. Howard
Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
Kevin D. Howard
Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer


Kevin D. Howard serves as Charter’s Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. In addition to his duties as interim CFO, he has overall responsibility for the Company’s accounting and financial reporting, both internal and external. Mr. Howard joined Charter in April 2002 as Director of Financial Reporting and was promoted to Vice President in 2003 and then to Senior Vice President in 2009. He began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP in 1993 where he was an auditor i... 

James M. Heneghan
President, Charter Media
James M. Heneghan
President, Charter Media


James M. Heneghan serves as President of Charter Media, the advertising sales and production unit of Charter Communications. In this role, he is responsible for the Company’s advertising sales operations nationwide. 

Mr. Heneghan served as Senior Vice President of Advertising Sales for Charter until promoted to his current position in July 2010. He joined Charter in March 2001, as Vice President of Advertising Sales for the Company’s Western Operating Division. In February 200...