Charter Communications stated Thursday that it has promoted three long-time executives — Noel Dempsey, Debi Picciolo and John Quigley — to new company management roles, a part of an up to date area operations construction that’s designed to speed up efficiency throughout the corporate’s 11 working areas.
In their new roles as senior VP, area operations, the three execs will likely be liable for overseeing area operations throughout a number of areas and assist drive operational high quality and consistency all through the varied geographies, Charter stated. They will proceed to report to Tom Monaghan, who was just lately appointed govt VP, area operations.
“Our new regional group takes benefit of our deep management expertise,” Monaghan stated in a press launch. “Noel, Debi and John have the breadth of expertise and achievement wanted to speed up our success throughout the areas, at the same time as our enterprise grows extra advanced and aggressive. Their dedication to craftsmanship in each facet of our work, in each prospects’ houses and on our native networks, will assist us construct on our already-strong basis of customer support and community reliability.”
Dempsey will oversee area operations in Charter’s Great Lakes, Northeast and Southern Ohio areas, which embrace the corporate’s operations in Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, New England, Upstate New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Dempsey had served as regional VP of area operations for the Northeast Region since March 2021, specializing in two necessary multiyear broadband initiatives: Charter’s now-completed 145,000-location Upstate New York buildout (a situation of the corporate’s merger with Time Warner Cable) and Charter’s partnership with the Massachusetts Broadband Initiative (MBI), a 10-town buildout anticipated to be accomplished by 2023.
Dempsey joined Charter in May 2016 as space VP for Charter’s Central New York markets. He started his profession within the cable and broadband trade as a area technician with TWC in 1996, and most just lately was Charter’s group VP, community enlargement and exterior plant design.
Reporting to Dempsey are regional leaders Jeff Gehrig (Southern Ohio), John Higgins (Great Lakes), and Mark Fitchett, who the corporate introduced has been promoted to regional VP of area operations for the Northeast. Fitchett has been within the cable and telecom trade for 35 years, and beforehand served as space VP of area operations for Charter’s Western New York service space.
Quigley will likely be accountable for area operations in Charter’s Carolinas, New York City and South areas, which embrace the corporate’s operations in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York City, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Since May 2016, he has been regional VP of area operations for the New York City Region, a place he held at TWC since October 2011. He earlier oversaw area operations in jap New York and western Massachusetts for TWC as space VP in Albany, New York, and beforehand held a collection of customer support and engineering management roles at Sprint.
Reporting to Quigley are regional leaders Shannon Atkinson (Carolinas), Henry Pearl (South) and Gregg Cory, who the corporate additionally introduced will succeed Quigley as regional vice chairman of area operations for New York City. Cory had served as VP of regional area operations in New York City since August 2018 and joined Charter as space VP, Southern Manhattan, in New York City in May 2016. He held the identical function with TWC since 2012, and earlier held a collection of area operations management positions with Cablevision.
Picciolo will assume general duty for area operations in Charter’s Central, Northwest and West areas, which comprise 16 states stretching from Wisconsin to Hawaii and together with California. Since May 2016, she served as senior VP of area operations for Charter’s West Region, overseeing Southern California, Hawaii and Arizona. Under her management, Southern California grew to become the primary market to introduce the Spectrum model post-transactions, and she successfully managed through brownouts, wildfires, hurricanes and volcanic eruptions. Prior to becoming a member of Charter, she served as senior VP of technical operations at TWC, and has held a collection of senior operations and advertising and marketing management roles throughout a 35-year profession within the cable and broadband trade.
Reporting to Picciolo are regional leaders Wally Bakare (Northwest) and Pete Hall (Central). A search is underway to change Picciolo as regional VP for the West Region.
Additionally, Charter stated regional VPs of area operations Paul Hanson (Florida) and Mike Matson (Texas) proceed to report to Monaghan. ■