Comcast, the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, today announced the promotion of Andrea Agnew to Director of Diversity and Inclusion. In this newly created position, Agnew will be responsible for developing strategies and building programs to enhance Comcast's Corporate Human Resources diversity strategy. She will also work closely with senior leadership to integrate diversity and equity practices into institutional employment and workplace practices, as well as develop diversity training collateral and diversity presentations.
"Andrea is a great asset to Comcast's Human Resources team, and she will play a key role in helping Comcast continue to achieve a workforce that reflects the communities we serve," said Charisse Lillie, Comcast Cable Senior Vice President of Human Resources. "Her collaborative and engaging business philosophy, as well as her recruiting experience, has helped position Comcast as a diversity employer of choice in the greater Philadelphia area."
Agnew joined Comcast in April 2006 as a Manager of Recruiting and Career Development for Comcast Corporate, where she was responsible for recruiting initiatives. Earlier this year, she was selected by Comcast's senior leadership to participate in the Urban League of Philadelphia's Urban Leadership Forum, which is Philadelphia's first leadership program designed to train and develop African American professionals in a forum promoting effective leadership in all sectors of society.
"Andrea Agnew is a delightful and energetic professional who is very deserving of this opportunity," said Patricia A. Coulter, Urban League of Philadelphia President and CEO. "Her leadership potential became very visible as she participated in the Urban Leadership Forum, a professional development program for African American professionals, and I'm confident she will be incredibly successful in her new role."
Prior to joining Comcast, Agnew served as Corporate Diversity Recruiting Manager with Booz Allen Hamilton. She is an active volunteer with Philadelphia Special Olympics, Philadelphia Cares and Teens at Risk, and she has also helped to coordinate the Working Women's Wardrobe Annual Coat Drive and the literacy efforts of two Camden County domestic abuse shelters.
Comcast's overall commitment to diversity is focused in four key areas: attracting and retaining a multicultural workforce, developing a diverse supplier group, offering a wide selection of multicultural programming and pledging significant community investments.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 24.1 million cable customers, 12.4 million high-speed Internet customers, and 3.5 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, Comcast SportsNet and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet business. Comcast 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.