Robert Shema is the EVP of Member Services and Finance for America’s Communications Association (ACA Connects). As EVP, Shema is responsible for all of the daily operations of the organization and for analyzing all external factors that affect the organization. He directly oversees the development and implementation of the marketing and growth strategy for member and associate member companies. He also provides members with guidance regarding legal and regulatory issues. In 2018, he was extremely honored to be inducted into the 52nd Class of the Cable Pioneers.
Before joining the ACA Connects, he spent nine years at Comcast starting in the legal department working on issues such as pole attachment agreements, franchise agreements, financing, and various corporate filings. He also spent time in Comcast’s programming department where he was responsible for retransmission consent and was instrumental in the company receiving more than 32 million dollars in additional marketing support and programming cost savings. He ended his career with Comcast as a Regional Senior Director of Public and Government Affairs.