Cable Academy 2017

Rick Cimerman

Mr. Cimerman is Vice President of External and State Affairs at NCTA - The Internet & Television Association. His primary responsibility is to aid state cable associations and cable companies in working with state regulators, legislators and policymakers. He is also responsible for outreach to think tanks, the academic community and various policy advocacy organizations and directs NCTA's Telecom Working Group and Pole Attachments Working Group.

Mr. Cimerman is the Private Sector Chair of the American Legislative Exchange Council's Communications and Technology Task Force, a member of the Board of Directors of the Internet Education Foundation, and the Program Committee of the TPRC Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy. He is a recognized expert on broadband and telecommunications policy, has testified across the country before numerous state Public Service Commissions and Legislatures and has also served as an adjunct faculty member of Michigan State University's NARUC Annual Regulatory Studies Program.

Prior to joining NCTA he worked for nearly three years as the Director of the Telecommunications Division of the Maryland Public Service Commission. Mr. Cimerman also worked for two and a half years at the Florida Public Service Commission with an emphasis on issues related to competition and emerging competition. He holds Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Economics from the University of Florida where he studied public utility economics in association with the Public Utility Research Center (PURC) at the University of Florida.