Steve Fry Principal, SRF Consulting

Steve Fry

Principal, SRF Consulting

Born and raised in East Canton, Ohio; Steve began his career as an installer for Warner Cable in 1970.

He soon moved up through the ranks into various management positions, including Installation Supervisor, Plant Manager and finally Director of Technical Operations for the renowned Warner QUBE system, the first two-way cable network in the United States. Steve was named General Manager of the greater Akron system in 1981 and continued to climb the corporate ladder until he was promoted to President of the Northeast Ohio — Western Pennsylvania Division of Time Warner Cable upon its creation in 1990. The Northeast Ohio—Western Pennsylvania Division is the third largest division of the Time Warner family behind New York and Los Angeles.

Over the years, Steve has had an enormous impact on the telecommunications industry — from his contribution to the QUBE two-way interactive network, where channels like Nickelodeon and MTV were born, to innovations like Road Runner® High Speed Online, Video On Demand and Digital Video Recorders. In fact, Steve implemented Road Runner High Speed Online in Akron, Ohio, which was the first city in the United States to receive broadband Internet Service.

Steve retired with 40 yrs. of service from Time Warner Cable, and continues contributing his time and experience with ambition and determination.

He is currently Principal of SRF Consulting.

During his career, Steve served as President of the Ohio Cable Telecommunication Association, as well as the Midwest Cable Communication Association.

In the community, Steve has served on the Leadership Akron Board, the Board of Directors for the Greater Cleveland Partnership and the advisory board for the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kent State University. He has served as Pace Setter Chairman for the United Way Campaign of Summit County and Chairman of the Levy Committee in the Stow Munroe Falls School District.

In addition to being active in Rotary for 33 years, Steve currently serves, on the Board of the American Heart Association. He is treasure for the Stow Excellence in Education Foundation (SEEF) and sits on the Steering Committee for Leadership N.E.X.T.

Steve resides in Stow with his wife, Nancy. Steve has one daughter and three grandsons.