CAB Board of Directors Names Mr. Edward Erhardt, ESPN Networks Chairman

-- Ms. Joan Gillman, Mr. Kevin Stephens, Mr. Barry Fischer Named Directors --

New York, NY – May 2, 2006 – The Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau (CAB) announced that its board of directors has named Mr. Edward Erhardt, President, ESPN Customer Marketing & Sales as its new Chairman. Mr. Erhardt replaces Mr. Charles Thurston, President, Comcast Spotlight whose term had expired.

A new slate of CAB officers was ratified at the organization’s annual meeting held Wednesday April 25, 2007 and includes the following:
  • Ed Erhardt, ESPN Networks – Chariman of the Board
  • Billy Farina, Cox Media – Vice Chairman
  • Lynn Picard, Lifetime Networks – Vice Chairwoman
  • Kevin Dowell, Insight Communications – Treasurer
  • Charles Thurston, Comcast Spotlight – Secretary
In addition the CAB’s board of directors ratified the naming of three new members Ms. Joan Gillman, Time Warner Cable, Mr. Kevin Stephens, Suddenlink Communications and Mr. Barry Fischer, Turner Broadcasting Systems.

CAB’s 23-member board of directors for the coming term is as follows:

Joseph Abruzzese, Discovery Networks, Mike Bowker, Cable One, Louis Carr, Black Entertainment Television, Dave Cassaro, Comcast Networks, Hank Close, MTV Networks, Sean Cunningham, CAB, Kevin Dowell, Insight Communications, Edward Erhardt, ESPN Networks, Billy Farina, Cox Media, Barry Fischer, Turner Broadcasting Systems, Sonja Farrand, On Media, Steve Gigliotti, Scripps Networks, Joan Gillman, Time Warner Cable, Whitney Goit, AETN, James Heneghan, Charter Communications, David Kline, Rainbow Advertising, Lou LaTorre, Fox Channels Group, Mark Miller, NBC Universal, Lynn Picard, Lifetime Entertainment Services, Anne Ragsdale, Brighthouse, Kevin Stephens, Suddenlink, Charles Thurston, Comcast Spotlight, Tricia Wilbur, ABC Family

Founded in 1980, the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau ( is a television advertising advocacy group dedicated to providing advertisers and their agencies with the most current, complete and actionable media insights at the national, DMA and local levels.


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