Suddenlink promotes Kevin Stephens to president of commercial and advertising operations

Suddenlink Communications said Wednesday that it promoted former Cox Communications executive Kevin Stephens to president of commercial and advertising operations.

Kevin Stephens, Suddenlink

Stephens (Image source: Suddenlink)

Stephens, who joined 11th largest cable MSO in 2006, will oversee its business services, carrier and advertising groups. Suddenlink said Stephens has helped double its revenue from commercial services and advertising since he joined the company, and that its CAO division now generates $350 million annually. While Suddenlink is headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., the company's CAO division is based in Dallas.

Stephens, who sits on the boards of directors for the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau and the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), was VP of sales and marketing at Cox before joining Suddenlink. He also worked previously at startup telecom provider Choice One Communications and Xerox Corp.

Suddenlink, which counts 1.23 million subscribers on cable systems in Texas, West Virginia, Louisiana, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Arizona, said it also promoted Brian May to VP of information technology and Bradley Cooke to VP of technical operations.

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