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Personnel note: Brad Swanson named president of FCTA

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Brad Swanson has been tapped to lead the Florida Cable Telecommunications Association.

Derek Cooper, chair of the association’s Board of Directors, announced Thursday Swanson has accepted the position of FCTA president.

“On behalf of FCTA, I am excited that we have someone of Brad’s caliber to lead the association,” said Cooper. “We welcome Brad and look forward to the dynamic energy and varied skill sets he brings to the post.”

Swanson fills a vacancy created by the departure of longtime FCTA President Steve Wilkerson.

Swanson is the former executive director of the Florida Transportation Commission. Prior to joining the commission, he served as the state freight, logistics and passenger operations administrator at the Florida Department of Transportation. Swanson also spent several years at the Florida Chamber of Commerce, including serving as the organization’s vice president of corporate and strategic partnerships.

“Congratulations to the FCTA and its new President Brad Swanson. The FCTA and the cable industry have embraced the importance of innovation and competition, which has expanded the availability of broadband access to the people of Florida,” said House Speaker Designate Richard Corcoran. “I look forward to their continued investment and expansion in Florida.”

Florida cable companies have invested over $6 billion in Florida, and continue to invest in the state to offer Floridians more choices. According to the Association, about 13.5 million Floridians benefit from cable innovations every day.

“My congratulations to Brad Swanson,” said Senate President Designate Joe Negron. “I’ve enjoyed working with the association, and I look forward to working with Brad in his new position with this dynamic team.”

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