Saul Hernandez
Saul Hernandez

The NCTA—Internet & Television Assn., has added Saul Hernandez as VP-government relations.

Most recently, the 15-year Capitol Hill veteran served as deputy chief of staff for North Carolina Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield.

His duties included oversight of the 20-member staff and advising Butterfield on telecommunications policy.

Hernandez joins Amy Bender on NCTA's government relations team. She joined the association earlier this month as VP-government relations & legislative counsel from the staff of FCC commissioner Michael O'Rielly.

Bender, who was with the FCC since 2005, also was legal advisor to former chairman Kevin Martin.

NCTA represents broadband and pay TV businesses that account for 90 percent of the US cable market.

Michael Powell, former FCC chair, heads the group.

Brian Dietz, former executive director of communications for AT&T Broadband in Sacramento, is senior VP-strategic communications.