Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), the country's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, today announced that John Gibbs has been named Vice President of State Government Affairs, where he will oversee Comcast's state-level government affairs activities, including the formation of legislative strategies and policy initiatives. Gibbs will be based in St. Paul, Minnesota and report to Comcast Vice President of Government Affairs Kerry Knott in Washington, D.C.
Comcast Executive Vice President David L. Cohen said, "John has distinguished himself in Comcast's Midwest Division and has pioneered many ideas we are implementing throughout our government affairs planning. We are excited to have John lead our state-level efforts."
Knott said, "John is a fantastic leader and he will be a valuable part of our overall government affairs team as we engage state policymakers across the nation."
Gibbs, a 20-year telecommunications veteran, has been serving as the Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs for Comcast's Midwest Division for the past three years, where he has been responsible for local government affairs, franchising and regulatory compliance issues. He was previously a partner in the Minneapolis firm of Robins, Kaplan, Miller and Ciresi, LLP, where he focused on telecommunications regulatory issues. Gibbs also provided counsel on the franchise transfer activities for Comcast's acquisition of AT&T Broadband, and other major industry transactions including the mergers of AT&T and Media One, AT&T and TCI, and AOL and Time Warner. Gibbs also served as Vice President of Corporate and Legal Affairs for Continental Cablevision from 1986 to 1995.
Gibbs, 48, who replaces Richard Schollmann, holds a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN and a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota. He resides in the Twin Cities area with his wife Theresa (T.D.) and four children.
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Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 21.4 million cable customers, 8.1 million high-speed Internet customers, and 1.2 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable networks and in the delivery of programming content.
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