New York, NY – Time Warner Cable today announced that Bobby Amirshahi has joined the company as Vice President of Communications for New York City. Amirshahi brings over 15 years of experience to the company and will be responsible for leading the public relations strategy and execution, community relations programs, and local employee communications efforts in the New York City area. Amirshahi will report to Susan Leepson, Regional Vice President of Communications for Time Warner Cable’s East Region.
Prior to joining Time Warner Cable, Bobby served as Senior Director of Public Affairs for Cox Enterprises where he planned, directed and oversaw the company’s corporate social responsibility, media relations, public relations, crisis communications and creative services functions. Previously, he served as Director of Corporate Communications for Viacom/MTV Networks managing the public and media relations outreach for Comedy Central and Spike TV in Los Angeles.
Amirshahi began his career in communications at the Telecommunications Industry Association in Washington, D.C. and spent nine years at Cox Communications in the media and public relations functions for the company’s consumer and commercial divisions.
Amirshahi served as a past board member of the Association of Cable Communicators and was a board member for CHRIS Kids, a nonprofit organization that addresses child welfare, mental health and the prevention of youth homelessness. He also served as the founding president of Cable Positive’s Atlanta chapter, the cable industry's AIDS action organization and received the organization’s national Brad Wojcoski Memorial Award.
Amirshahi holds a bachelor’s degree in history from The College of William and Mary.
Time Warner Cable’s New York City footprint serves over 1.3 million customers in four New York City boroughs (Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and western Brooklyn), Mt. Vernon, Hudson Valley (Orange, Sullivan, Ulster Counties and parts of Dutchess, Greene and Delaware Counties), and Bergen and Hudson Counties in New Jersey.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable’s East Region provides technologically advanced video, Internet and telephone services to more than 5.9 million residential and business customers. Time Warner Cable’s East Region serves more than 1,300 cities in nine states, including Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The East Region has more than 17,000 employees focused on delivering the company’s mission every day by connecting people and businesses with information, entertainment and each other.
Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with well-clustered systems located mainly in five geographic areas — New York State (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas. Time Warner Cable serves more than 14 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions that are targeted and affordable. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmedia.com.