A Patton Boggs partner in Washington will assume a top leadership role at a Missouri-based cable company called Charter Communications Inc. early next month, the company announced Monday.
Robert Quicksilver, who is in the firm's technology and communications practice, will serve as Charter's executive vice president and chief administrative officer, starting Sept. 6. He will direct the company's government affairs, legal, advertising sales and human resources operations.
"Bob brings to Charter a rare combination of law, policy and executive-level media experience," Charter President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Lovett said in a statement. "His broad range of industry knowledge and strong leadership skills complement Charter's executive team. Bob will play a key role in helping Charter continue to build on its recent successes."
Quicksilver didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
He joined Patton Boggs in November after working for several media companies.
Before coming to the firm, Quicksilver was the chief content officer of TidalTV Inc., which provides targeted video advertising. He also was a consultant for Yahoo! Media Group and other media businesses.
From 1999 to 2005, Quicksilver was the network distribution president for Fox Broadcasting Co. In that position, he managed the company’s business relationships with its broadcast affiliates and lobbied Congress and the Federal Communications Commission on broadcast issues. Quicksilver also spent a stint as the interim leader of the government affairs office for Fox parent company News Corp., working on cable, satellite, broadcast and Internet matters.
Prior to his time at News Corp., he was vice president and general counsel of Sinclair Broadcast Group and River City Broadcasting, both of which own local broadcast stations.