Chapter Advisors: Florida Vice President, State Government Affairs - South Region Charter Communications
Marva Johnson is the Vice President, State Government Affairs, for Charter
Communications South Region. In this role, Marva oversees state government affairs, regulatory,
local franchising, state legislative matters, and implementing strategies for
government and community initiatives for the nine Charter states across the Southern
United States. Marva joined Charter Communications in 2016 with a
focus on state Government Relations throughout the Southeast including Alabama,
Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina,
Tennessee, and Virginia.
Prior to Charter, Johnson was Corporate Vice President, Government and
Industry Affairs with Bright House Networks. In 2006, she joined the company as
a key leader that brought the company’s competitive local exchange carrier
(CLEC) forward from concept to operational reality. Bright
House Networks became the second largest wireline provider of voice services in
the state of Florida. Johnson’s tenure in the technology-driven
industries includes prior service in numerous legal, regulatory and policy roles.
Before joining the Bright House Networks team, Johnson worked at Supra
Telecommunications (a subsidiary of FDN Communications) where she was General
Counsel, and previously served as Vice President and Senior Counsel for KMC
Telecommunications, where she oversaw KMC’s regulatory, legislative and
industry relations at both the state and federal levels. Johnson has also
held auditing, marketing, and product development positions with Arthur
Andersen, BellSouth, and MCI.
Currently, Johnson serves as the chair of the Florida State Board of
Education, Enterprise Florida and as the Chair for the Global Board of
Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT). She has previously been a member of the
Board of Directors of the Florida Virtual Schools of Florida and the Advisory
Board for Rollins College’s Crummer Center for Leadership Development.
Throughout her career, Johnson has been passionate about creating
educational opportunities that enable success for every child. As a result, she received the Minority Media
and Telecommunications Council’s Champion for Digital Equality Award in 2014 in
recognition of her extraordinary leadership and advocacy in helping bridge the
digital divide in education for low-income families. She has received many
other accolades, including being named one of Cablefax: The Magazine’s “MSO
Executive to Watch” and in 2010 as one of the “Top Women in Tech.” Johnson is regularly a member of Cablefax’s
Most Influential Minorities and the Most Powerful Women in Cable.
Johnson received her J.D. from the Georgia State
University College of Law, a Master of Business Administration from Emory
University’s Goizuetta Business School, and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
from Georgetown University. She is
admitted to practice law in Georgia.
She resides in Winter Garden, Florida with her
husband and two children.