A view of Boston's historic Pilot House from the harbor

Matt Conti

Amos B. Hostetter, Jr.


Amos Hostetter serves as a trustee of the Barr Foundation and chairman of Pilot House Associates, LLC. He co-founded and served as chairman and chief executive officer of Continental Cablevision, Inc., which became one of the largest cable television companies in the United States before being sold to US West in 1996. Following that sale, Amos and his wife, Barbara, focused their philanthropic efforts on the Barr Foundation.

Amos is chair emeritus of the boards of Amherst College and WGBH. He is also a founding board member and former chairman of C-SPAN and has served on the boards of AT&T, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the North Bennet Street School, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Amos currently chairs the Green Ribbon Commission, a council of Boston’s business leaders founded by him and Boston’s former mayor to develop shared strategies to fight climate change and advise the city on its Climate Action Plan.

Amos holds a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Amos Hostetter