June 17, 2005
Amos B. Hostetter Jr. elected to Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Board of Trustees
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Board of Trustees welcomes Amos B. Hostetter Jr. as a new member.
Hostetter currently serves as chief executive officer of Pilot House Associated, a family investment office. From 1999 to 2003, he was non-executive chairman of AT&T Broadband and Internet Services (BIS) and served on the AT&T board. Prior to that, Hostetter was chairman and chief executive officer of Boston-based MediaOne Inc., which eventually was merged into AT&T BIS.
“During his more than four decades in the communications industry, Amos has earned a well-deserved reputation as a business leader and visionary who helped usher in a new century of technological achievement, most notably in the area of cable television,” said Colonial Williamsburg President and Chairman Colin G. Campbell.
“His broad expertise and senior board-level affiliations with some of the nation’s premier cultural, educational and non-profit institutions make Amos a superb addition to The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Board of Trustees, especially as we endeavor to grow our technology-based educational outreach initiatives. We are delighted by his commitment to the Foundation.”
Hostetter served as chairman and CEO of Continental Cablevision Inc., from 1985 to 1997, when the company changed its name to MediaOne. His tenure with Continental Cablevision began in 1963, when he helped found the company.
Prior to co-founding Continental Cablevision, Hostetter was an investment analyst with Cambridge Capital Corp. in Cambridge, Mass., and assistant to the vice president of finance with the New York-based American and Foreign Power Co. Among the many institutions where Hostetter currently serves, or has served, as trustee or director are Amherst College (chairman of the board of trustees); Cable in the Classroom (founding chair); Corporation for Public Broadcasting; Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; New England Medical Center Hospital; WGBH-TV in Boston (current chair); Children’s Television Workshop; and C-Span.
Hostetter was inducted into Broadcasting Magazine’s Hall of Fame in 1991 and, in 2000, he was inducted into the Massachusetts Telecommunications Council Hall of Fame. In 1972, he was named Man of the Year by Cablevision Magazine. He and his wife, Barbara, established the Barr Foundation (formerly known as the Hostetter Foundation) in 1987, which provides support to education and environmental efforts in Massachusetts.
A native of Short Hills, New Jersey, Hostetter holds a B.A. from Amherst College and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. He and his wife have three children.