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Rob Stoddard
Senior Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs, National Cable & Telecommunications Association

Rob Stoddard is Senior Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs, for the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), the principal trade association of the cable telecommunications industry. He oversees the Association’s media relations efforts, industry-wide public affairs programs, and promotion and publicity for NCTA events and activities. Before joining NCTA in 2002, Stoddard served as the chief communications officer for a variety of major cable companies, including AT&T Broadband, MediaOne, and Continental Cablevision. He also headed communications for the Cable Telecommunications Association (CATA), a Washington-based trade association for owners and operators of cable television systems.


Stoddard’s career in journalism spans radio news, wire service reporting, and trade journalism. Today he serves on a variety of non-profit boards for organizations supporting press freedoms, diversity, and advancement of the cable industry. A member of the Cable Television Pioneers Club, Stoddard also has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Virginia Cable & Telecommunications Association. A native of suburban Philadelphia, Stoddard is a graduate of The American University in Washington, DC. He resides with his wife, Barbra – a life-long educator, researcher, and writer – in Bethesda, Maryland.