Executive Vice President for Government Affairs

Gail MacKinnon was named Executive Vice President for Government Affairs for the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) in 2017. Prior to this, Ms. MacKinnon served as Executive Vice President and Chief Government Relations Officer for Time Warner Cable. In this role, Ms. MacKinnon reported to Time Warner Cable Chairman and CEO Glenn Britt. She oversaw the company’s Washington, D.C. public policy office and was responsible for the company’s legislative and regulatory strategies. Previously, Ms. MacKinnon served as Senior Vice President of Global Policy for Time Warner Inc. where she helped oversee all of Time Warner’s government, political and public policy activities in Washington D.C. Prior to joining Time Warner Inc., Ms. MacKinnon served as Senior Vice President for Government Relations at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA), the principal trade association of the cable industry. In this capacity, Ms. MacKinnon was responsible for the strategic direction and day-to-day management of the cable industry’s outreach efforts to Members of Congress and the Executive Branch. Before assuming her position at NCTA in January of 2006, Ms. MacKinnon worked in government relations for several cable companies including Viacom, Telecommunications Inc. (TCI), and Turner Broadcasting. Ms. MacKinnon began her professional career in 1985, working nine years for U.S. Representative Jack Fields, the ranking Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Telecommunications and Finance Subcommittee. Ms. MacKinnon graduated from Georgetown University in 1985 with a B.S.B.A. in marketing. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and serves as chair of the Development Committee. She earned a Stanford School of Business certificate in Executive Leadership, upon successful completion of the WICT Senior Executive Summit graduate level immersion program. In May 2012, NCTA awarded Ms. MacKinnon a Vanguard Award for Government & Community Relations.

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