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 Sean Cunningham
President & CEO
Sean Cunningham is the president and CEO of the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau (CAB), one of the advertising industry's leading trade associations. Since his appointment in June of 2003, he has completely transformed the CAB from informational bureau to a direct-to-client television advocacy group with the strategy of presenting the medium's many investment options dramatically to advertisers and their agencies. In December 2006, Mr. Cunningham efforts were independently recognized, as he was named the 'Cable Television Executive of the Year' by the editorial staff of Television Week magazine a leading industry news outlet. Read More

 Charles (Chuck) Thompson
Executive Vice President, Strategic Operations
Mr. Charles (Chuck) Thompson serves as executive vice president, strategic operations for the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau (CAB). Thompson leads all of the CAB media sales, research, multicultural, communications and creative teams. His long and distinguished media planning career makes him eminently qualified to present TV’s many emerging options credibly to advertisers and their agencies. Additionally, Thompson has operational oversight for the organization – with an agenda to modernize the CAB and position it at the forefront of the evolving television landscape. Thompson joined the advocacy group in 2004. Read More

 Jimmie Spears
CPA, S.V.P. Finance & Operations, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Jimmie Spears serves as chief financial officer for the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau (CAB). He also holds the additional title of vice president finance and operations. Spears is responsible for all financial reporting, accounting, treasury investment, auditing and strategic analysis of the organization's cash flow. Additionally, he oversees a staff that manages the information systems, risk management, contract and lease agreements, and personnel for the CAB. He is also responsible for the administration of the company's health, life and retirement programs. Read More

 Danielle DeLauro
Senior Vice President, Strategic Sales Insights
Danielle DeLauro serves as Senior Vice President, Strategic Sales Insights for the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau (CAB). DeLauro joined the CAB in 2004 as one of the initial senior management appoints made by CEO Sean Cunningham. Her career in media planning has spanned both U.S. coasts with time spent in New York and Los Angeles managing multi-million dollar budgets for some of the most recognizable enterprises in the world. DeLauro is a senior member of the CAB media sales group – a team with a depth and breadth of experience developing national and local advertising campaigns. Her background offers advertising agencies and their clients a unique and experienced perspective when discussing the value of cable. Read More

 Gary Tietjen
Vice President Local Sales & Initiatives
Gary Tietjen serves as director, client services for the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau (CAB). His primary responsibility includes interfacing with cable systems and networks to increase advertising revenue for the organization’s members. Tietjen also assists with the coordination and presentation of seminars across the U.S. with the goal of educating advertisers and their agencies about the value and mix cable programming can provide for their products and brands. A seasoned sales trainer, Tietjen provides a host of professional development skills to the sales teams of systems across the country. Tietjen has been with the CAB since 1996. Read More

 Cynthia Perkins-Roberts
VP, Multicultural Marketing and Sales Development
Cynthia Perkins-Roberts, VP, Multicultural Marketing and Sales Development for the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau, is a respected expert on the multicultural markets and one of the preeminent diversity executives in the cable industry. In 2007 she was named one of CableWorld magazine’s Most Influential Minorities in Cable, recognized for creating the CAB’s diversity initiative and leading the organization’s strategy and outreach to multicultural markets, a rapidly growing segment of the television landscape. Perkins-Roberts was appointed to the Nielsen African-American Television Advisory Council upon its inception in 2006. And her distinguished expertise, covering the Hispanic, Asian and African-American consumer markets, makes her a sought-after speaker and panelist at industry events and a go-to source for the advertising/media trade press. Read More

 Jason Wiese
VP, Strategic Insights
Jason Wiese serves as Vice President, Strategic Insights for the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau (CAB). Wiese joined the CAB in April 2013 and his multi-faceted media career has spanned both the agency and network sides within New York City where he’s worked on media strategy, plan development and consumer insights for some of the world’s most recognizable brands. Wiese is a member of the Strategic Insights Group whose primarily function is to uncover and develop insights that can be used in the creation of original, client-facing communications that advocates for more cable. Read More

 Evelyn Skurkovich
Sr. Director, Strategic Research & Insights
Evelyn Skurkovich serves as senior director, research and insight for the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau (CAB). Skurkovich is responsible for providing cogent analysis of the marketplace and working integrally with the sales team to develop research which drives Cable advertising revenue. Additionally, Skurkovich conducts cross media research studies and develops various guides including the annual TV Factbook. She is also responsible for thecab.tv and cablive.tv web development and content. Read More