Kathy Kelly-Brown serves as Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives for Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. In this role, Kelly-Brown is responsible for identifying creative, technological and strategic opportunities across the entire portfolio of both companies. She leads “Symphony,” the company-wide initiative that leverages both Comcast Cable’s and NBCUniversal’s unparalleled assets to maximize consumer awareness and engagement, as well as the company’s Global Talent Booking division. Kelly-Brown reports to Neil Smit, Chief Executive Officer, Comcast Cable and Steve Burke, Chief Executive Officer, NBCUniversal. She works from both New York City and Philadelphia.
Most recently, Kelly-Brown served as Senior Vice President of Global Talent Booking, a division she launched that develops strategic, customized publicity opportunities for talent – tapping into NBCUniversal’s broad portfolio, including entertainment, sports and news platforms.
Kelly-Brown also held several communications positions across NBCUniversal, including Senior Vice President, Communications, NBCUniversal News Group, where she oversaw the development and execution of the communications strategy and served as principal spokesperson for the group which included NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC and the Weather Channel. Previously, as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Media Relations, she led the company’s communication efforts for areas including broadcast and entertainment cable ad sales, government affairs and internal communications. Additionally, Kelly-Brown helped lead communications for the Comcast and NBCUniversal transaction, announced in 2009. She also served as Vice President, NBC Entertainment Publicity where she oversaw the creation and execution of publicity campaigns for all of NBC’s primetime series, long form, special and daytime programming.