Kyle E. McSlarrow began his tenure as President & CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) on March 1, 2005. In this role, McSlarrow is the cable industry’s primary public policy advocate in Washington, D.C., and represents the industry’s interests before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Administration.
NCTA is the primary trade association of the cable television industry in the United States, representing cable operators serving more than 90 percent of the nation’s cable television households and more than 200 cable program networks, as well as equipment suppliers and providers of other services to the cable industry.
McSlarrow was appointed in 2007 to serve on the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC). The NSTAC informs and advises the President on telecommunications issues affecting national security and emergency preparedness.
Prior to joining NCTA, McSlarrow served as the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, an agency with more than 100,000 federal and contractor employees, 17 national labs, and a budget of $23 billion. In that role, he exercised policy and programmatic supervision over a diverse portfolio that included the nation’s nuclear weapons complex, nonproliferation programs, and a research and development portfolio that includes high energy physics and the development of advanced technology to strengthen the nation’s energy and homeland security.
Prior to joining the Department of Energy, McSlarrow served as Vice President of Political and Government Affairs for Grassroots.com, a privately-held Internet company marketing web-based political tools and services.
McSlarrow has held numerous positions in the political arena, including serving as the National Chairman for the Quayle 2000 Presidential Campaign from November 1998 to February 2000. In 1997, McSlarrow joined the office of the late U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell as Chief of Staff. McSlarrow also served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel for Senate Majority Leaders Bob Dole and Trent Lott between 1995 and 1997. McSlarrow was the Republican nominee in Virginia’s 8th Congressional District in 1992 and 1994.
Before moving to Capitol Hill in 1995, McSlarrow was an associate with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Hunton & Williams. As a Captain in the U.S. Army, McSlarrow served in the Secretary of the Army’s office as Assistant to the General Counsel of the Army from 1985-1989.
McSlarrow earned degrees from Cornell University and the University of Virginia School of Law. He, his wife Alison, and their children, live in Fairfax County, Virginia.