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S. Decker Anstrom

Former President

Landmark Communications

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From 2002, until his retirement in 2008, Mr. Anstrom served as President of Landmark Communications, a privately-held diversified media company that owned newspapers, local television stations, database centers, and print and classified advertising businesses, as well as The Weather Channel Companies. In that position, he also served as chairman of The Weather Channel Companies.

During 2011-2012, Mr. Anstrom served as U.S. Ambassador and Head of the U.S. Delegation to the 2012 World Radiocommunication Conference, held under the auspices of the International Telecommunication Union.

During the Carter Administration, Mr. Anstrom served as senior staff member in the White House office of Management and Budget, working on the creation of the U.S. Department of Education, and later in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel. He subsequently joined and became President of Public Strategies, a Washington-based public policy consulting firm.

Prior Professional Experience:

  • U.S. Ambassador and Head of U.S. Delegation to the 2012 World Radiocommunication Conference – 2011-201
  • President and CEO, National Cable Television Association – 1994-1999
  • Executive Vice President, National Cable Television Association – 1987-1994

Committee Membership:

  • Mr. Anstrom is a member of the Audit Committee.

Other Directorships:

  • Mr. Anstrom serves as a director of the National Environmental Education Foundation and the Institute for Educational Leadership. He also serves on the boards of directors of Climate Central and Island Press, a member of the Board of Trustees of Arena Stage Theatre and on the Advisory Board of Planet Forward. He also served on the board of directors of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the National Cable Television Association, where he served as chairman for two years, and Comcast Corporation, where he chaired the Governance Committee.


  • Mr. Anstrom holds a bachelor’s degree from Macalester College (St. Paul, Minn.) and attended the Woodrow Wilson Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University for one year.