Joi Philpott is Corporate Vice-President, Government Affairs and Franchise Relations of Charter Communications, a Fortune 500 company and the third largest provider of broadband services in the United States. Ms. Philpott establishes and oversees polices and strategies involving state and local government regulation in 40 states representing 6.4 million customers, and she provides counsel and guidance to all five of the company’s operating divisions to ensure consistency with corporate goals and objectives in the maintenance and renewal of over 4,000 franchise agreements. Prior to joining Charter Communications, Ms. Philpott held various positions in telecommunications and cable law. Ms. Philpott began her career in telecommunications at the City of Atlanta, Georgia, Legal Department where she served as Chief Telecommunications and Cable Attorney and later Telecommunications Manager for the Mayor’s Office, advising local government officials on emerging telecommunications law. In 2000 she joined KMC Telecom, a provider of nationwide telecommunications services, as Business Development Attorney, where she advised on public rights-of-way issues related to planning, building, and installing fiber optic telecommunications networks, and ultimately she became Assistant General Counsel where she was responsible for advising on company-wide legal issues impacting the business. While at KMC Telecom, Ms. Philpott was instrumental in expanding the contract management group into a full-fledged legal department. Ms. Philpott was featured in the cover story of the March/April 2003 issue of Diversity & the Bar Magazine, as one of “15 Leaders to Watch” and recognized as an outstanding corporate attorney by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. Ms. Philpott currently serves on the Charter Communications Corporate Diversity Committee and she is an active participant in various professional and community associations. She is a member of the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications, Women in Cable and Telecommunications, and the Federal Communications Bar Association. Ms. Philpott presently serves on the board of the Board of Directors Network, whose mission is to increase the number of women serving on boards of public corporations in Georgia. She has previously served on the board of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Corporate Counsel Association. Ms. Philpott is also a founding member and former Co-Chairperson of the Sister-to-Sister Mentoring Program developed jointly by the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and the Fulton County, Georgia Juvenile Court System to aid at-risk teenage girls on probation for non-violent delinquent offenses. Ms. Philpott received a Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, in Business Management from Hampton University, and her Juris Doctor and Masters in Business Administration degrees from the American University. She resides in Roswell, Georgia with her husband, Casey, and their two Labrador retrievers Chips and Salsa.