John Saeman was born in Madison, Wisconsin . After graduating from Loras College in Iowa, Saeman served in the United States Marine Corps. He then moved to Los Angeles, where he worked in a training program with United Airlines, and later, as a sales executive with A.M. Corp. He was introduced to the world of telecommunications when he took a sales position with Subscription Television, a joint venture between the Reuben H. Donnelley Corporation and Lear Siegler. In 1965, he moved to Denver and began his association with Bill Daniels. In 1972, he was named president, and in 1974, vice chairman and CEO of all Daniels companies. In 1988, Mr Saeman and his wife Carol founded Medallion Enterprises, LLC, an investment and management company located in Denver . A member of the Cable TV Pioneers, Mr. Saeman has served as both board member and chairman of NCTA and C-SPAN. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the NCTA Distinguished Vanguard Award, (1985), a Golden Cable Ace Award (1992), an Honorary Doctorate in Public Service, Regis University, (1995), an Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters, Loras College, (1997), and is a Member of Society Fellows, National Jewish Medical & Research Center, (1998). He currently chairman of The Catholic Foundation of the Archdiocese of Denver , the Saeman Family Foundation serves on numerous boards, including Colorado Uplift, Life Education Fund, Centurion Alliance, The Papal Foundation, and The Cable Center.