Laurence (Buz) Schott

Senior Director, State Government Affairs
Charter Communications

Buz Schott joined Charter Communications in June 2017 and is responsible for government and community affairs in Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho and Southern California – including Orange and San Diego counties.  As the Senior Director, he develops and implements strategic planning to help achieve the goals of one of the nation’s largest broadband and cable television providers. 

Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Schott was the director of Government Affairs for Sempra Energy Renewables, with wind and solar energy projects throughout the United States.  He also served as the Regional Vice President of Public Affairs for Southern California Gas Company and San Diego Gas & Electric. 

Mr. Schott also worked for Capitol Strategies a leading government advocacy firm in Sacramento and for Stoorza, Ziegaus and Metger, the premier public relations company in San Diego during the 1990’s. He is a graduate of San Diego State University.