Gail MacKinnon

Gail MacKinnon

Gail MacKinnon

Executive Committee: Chair Elect; Executive Committee 2015: Chair Elect EVP & Chief Government Relations Officer

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Gail
MacKinnon was named Executive Vice President and Chief Government Relations
Officer for Time Warner Cable in 2008. Ms. MacKinnon reports to Time Warner
Cable Chairman and CEO Rob Marcus.  She
oversees the company’s Washington, D.C. public policy office and is responsible
for the company’s legislative and regulatory strategies.

 

Previously, Ms.
MacKinnon served as Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy for Time
Warner Inc. where she helped oversee all of Time Warner’s government, political
and public policy activities in Washington D.C., working closely with the
company’s business units as well as assisting in managing various trade
association relationships.

 

Prior to
joining Time Warner Inc., Ms. MacKinnon served as Senior Vice President for
Government Relations at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association
(NCTA), the principal trade association of the cable industry. In this
capacity, Ms. MacKinnon was responsible for the strategic direction and
day-to-day management of the cable industry’s outreach efforts to Members of
Congress and the Executive Branch. She also oversaw the coordination of NCTA’s
legislative objectives with its member company representatives and supervised
the trade association’s relationship with outside industry groups.

 

Before
assuming her position at NCTA in January of 2006, Ms. MacKinnon was Vice
President of Government Relations at Viacom Inc. She joined the company in May
2000 after Viacom merged with CBS. At CBS, she served as Vice President,
Federal Relations. She also served as Director of Government Relations at
Telecommunications Inc. (TCI). In June 1994, she joined Turner Broadcasting as
Director of Government Relations, where she represented the company’s interests
during Congress’s major overhaul of telecommunications legislation in 1996.

 

Ms. MacKinnon
began her professional career in 1985, working nine years for U.S. Representative
Jack Fields, the ranking Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce
Telecommunications and Finance Subcommittee. She served as Legislative Director,
advising Congressman Fields on telecommunications and securities issues.

 

Ms. MacKinnon
graduated from Georgetown University in 1985 with a B.S.B.A. in marketing. She
is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Women in
Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and serves as chair of the Finance Committee. In
2013, she earned a Stanford School of Business certificate in Executive
Leadership, upon successful completion of the WICT Senior Executive Summit graduate
level immersion program. Ms. MacKinnon was awarded the cable industry’s
Vanguard Award for Government & Community Relations in 2012. She currently serves as a
co-chair of Ford’s Theatre Society’s 100 Committee and member of the Polaris
Board, a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that works to combat and
prevent modern day slavery and human trafficking.

 

Time Warner
Cable is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice
services in the U.S., connecting 15 million customers to entertainment,
information and each other.