Melissa Maxfield serves as Senior Vice President of Federal Government Affairs for Comcast Corporation. In this role, she is responsible for all legislative issues for Congress and the Administration, along with all political activities for the company in Washington, D.C.
Prior to joining Comcast in 2003, Melissa served as the top political staffer for Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota (1999-2003). She also worked on Senator Daschle’s re-election campaign (1996-1998) and served as his political liaison at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC). Melissa worked for Senator Bob Kerrey of Nebraska during his 1992 Presidential campaign, his 1994 Senate re-election campaign and at the DSCC during his Chairmanship from 1995-1996. She also worked for the now Senator Bill Nelson during his 1990 Florida gubernatorial campaign.
Melissa was named among the Top Corporate Lobbyists in Washington in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, by The Hill newspaper. She was also named among the Most Powerful Women in Cable in 2012, by CableFAX: The Magazine. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, VA. She is active with several charity organizations, including the March of Dimes and N Street Village, as well as WILL (Wilderness Leadership & Learning, Inc.), Tracy’s Kids and the Faith and Politics Institute, where she also serves on their boards.