GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO—Adelphia Communications Corporation has named Paul Jacobson, currently deputy communications director for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN), as vice president of communications. He will report to Ron Cooper, president and chief operating officer of the fifth-largest cable television company in the country.
In his new role, Jacobson will be responsible for Adelphia’s corporate communications activities ranging from media relations and employee communications to community relations and corporate affairs.
Jacobson has 23 years of media and communications experience in cable television, government, the sports and entertainment industries and as a journalist. Before joining Senator Frist’s staff earlier this year, he was vice president of corporate communications at Starz Encore Group in Colorado, a provider of premium movie channels to the cable and satellite television industry.
According to Cooper, “Jacobsin is a talented, well-respected, cable industry communicator, and we look forward to the valuable contributions he will make in support of our efforts to rebuild Adelphia.”
Previously, Jacobson served as deputy press secretary then press secretary for former U.S. Senator Warren B. Rudman (R-NH), and served as Rudman’s 1986 Senate reelection campaign spokesman. He also served as deputy press secretary to Senate Republican Leader Bob Dole (R-Kansas) and was New England Regional Communications Director for Dole’s 1988 presidential campaign.