Cable Academy 2018

Matt Polka

Matt is President and CEO of the American Cable Association (ACA), responsible for the highly-effective representation of 800 small and mid-size independent cable operators before Congress and the FCC. His industry contributions have consistently earned him inclusion in CableFAX Magazine's top 100 heavy hitters. Prior to joining ACA, Matt was the Vice President and general counsel of Star Cable Associates of Pittsburgh where he oversaw and managed compliance with federal, state and local laws that affected the operator's 37 cable systems in four states. In 2010, he was named to the Multichannel News Policymaking "Top 30," and in 2009 was named a "Cable Television Pioneer," one of the highest awards bestowed in the cable industry.