Marc B. Nathanson is one of America's leading media entrepreneurs with a career spanning over forty years. In 1975 he founded and was CEO of Falcon Cable TV, one of the largest multiple cable system operators in the United States. Falcon operated cable in over 600 communities and had six international joint ventures in various countries including cable, programming, microwave, telephone and satellite.
In 1999, Mr. Nathanson sold Falcon and became Vice Chairman of Charter Communications, the nation's second-largest cable operator.
Marc is currently Co-Chair of the Pacific Council on International Policy. In 2012 Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, appointed him as her representative to the Board of the East-West Center in Honolulu. Additionally, Mr. Nathanson served as the U.S. Senate confirmed Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (U.S. Agency for Global Media) during the Clinton and Bush Administrations (1995-2002). USAGM is an independent agency of the U.S. Government, with 4,000 employees, which operates various media (Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty etc.) and satellite stations around the world. He was also a member of the Presidentially appointed Albania Enterprise Fund.
Today, he is Chairman of Mapleton Investments and is on the Board of The Aspen Institute, Homeland Security Advisory Council (Founding Chair), The Center for the Digital Future at USC, The Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy and Jobs and Operation Mend at UCLA.
He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Advisory Council of the U.S. Institute of Peace.
He has received numerous awards and honors for his work supporting the environment, arts and international understanding.