Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) announced today that Victoria (Torie) Clarke will join the company as Senior Advisor for Communications and Government Affairs, effective January 1, 2004. Clarke will help lead Comcast's integrated strategic communications and government affairs efforts including helping to coordinate Comcast's efforts in the communications and government affairs arena with other members of the cable industry. Clarke will report to Comcast Executive Vice President David L. Cohen.
Clarke is widely respected as one of the nation's most innovative communications strategists. She served most recently as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. Clarke previously served as Press Secretary for former President Bush's 1992 re-election campaign, as a close advisor to Senator John McCain (R-AZ), and as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative during former President Bush's administration. Clarke has also advised many of the nation's best-known executives, has served as President of Bozell Eskew and served as Vice President of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, where she helped develop the first television ratings system and the cable industry's first on-time guarantee.
"Torie brings to Comcast a depth of experience in communications and government, and enjoys a sterling national reputation as a trusted communicator. We are delighted that she has agreed to join the Comcast family," said Brian L. Roberts, President and CEO of Comcast.
Cohen added, "As Comcast continues to grow, we face exciting opportunities in government and communications. Torie will help lead our integrated communications efforts as we continue to build the company."
Clarke noted, "I am thrilled to be working for Comcast. I have enormous respect for Brian Roberts and the team he's built at Comcast, and I look forward to working with them as the company grows."
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