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Personnel note: Kate Wallace to Florida Cable Telecommunications Ass’n

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Kate Wallace is the new director of public affairs for The Florida Cable Telecommunications Association (FCTA), based in Tallahassee.

“Our industry’s technologies are transforming from cable telecommunications providers to deliverers of streaming television, communications, connected home management and integrated security solutions,” said Brad Swanson, president of FCTA. “Wallace is joining the association at a time of rapid innovation and transformation in the internet and television industries.

“As we continue to share success stories of our industry’s innovations in Florida and beyond, I’m excited to have Kate on board to further these efforts,” he added.

The association represents the franchised internet, communications, television and home security companies of Florida.

“On behalf of the FCTA, I am pleased to welcome Kate to our team,” said Derek Cooper, chairman of the board of FCTA and vice president, government and regulatory affairs for Comcast. “Kate is a dynamic communications pro who will add tremendous value to our organization and its members.”

Wallace comes to the FCTA from the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd), where she served on the communications staff as community engagement director and contributed stories to the foundation’s national blog. Before that, she served as advocacy director for nine southeastern states at the foundation.

After graduating with a degree in public relations from the University of Florida, Wallace held a variety of key roles in the government and public affairs arenas.

In Washington, D.C., she served with Wal-mart’s federal government relations office, Arizona-based Triadvocates, in Congress and the White House.

Upon returning to Florida, she joined The Fiorentino Group, serving on staff in both its Jacksonville and Tallahassee offices, before moving to ExcelinEd.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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