Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), the country's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, announced today that Bill Black has been appointed Director of Public Affairs.
In this role, Mr. Black will oversee key processes and initiatives supporting Comcast's national community investment and outreach programs, including developing and implementing internal and external communications plans, directing the Company's corporate contribution processes and serving as a liaison to several cable industry associations. He will report to Diane Dietz, Senior Director of Public Affairs and Vice President, The Comcast Foundation.
"Comcast is actively engaged in our local communities," said Ms. Dietz. "I'm thrilled that Bill has joined our team as his experience in managing community investment and communications initiatives will be a key asset as we find ways to use our resources to bring visibility to important local and national issues."
Mr. Black has more than 15 years of experience in the cable industry, holding senior leadership positions in cable system management and Public Affairs with Comcast, MediaOne and Bresnan Communications. He joined Comcast in 2000 as Senior Director of Public Affairs, and later served as Vice President and General Manager of Comcast's Flint, MI, cable system. He is rejoining Comcast after serving as President and General Manager of Shelti, Inc., a Michigan-based manufacturer and distributor of table games, from 2005 until 2006.
Mr. Black holds a Master's degree in Business Communications from Jones International University in Englewood, CO, and a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, NJ. He will relocate to Philadelphia from Bay City, MI.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 21.7 million cable customers, 9.0 million high-speed Internet customers, and 1.5 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
The Company's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, OLN, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One and four regional Comcast SportsNets. The Company also has a majority ownership in Comcast Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia. Comcast Class A common stock and Class A Special common stock trade on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbols CMCSA and CMCSK, respectively.