Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), the country's leading cable, entertainment and communications company, today announced that Melissa Maxfield has been promoted to Vice President of Federal Government Affairs, effective January 1, 2008. In this role, Ms. Maxfield will oversee the company's lobbying efforts focused on Congress. She joined the Company in July 2003 as Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs, in Washington, DC.
"The leadership Melissa has exhibited for Comcast's Capitol Hill efforts has been tremendous and a key element in the success of our government affairs operation," Kerry Knott, Vice President of Government Affairs said.
Comcast Executive Vice President David L. Cohen added, "Melissa has done a remarkable job of articulating Comcast's public policy positions and organizing our Congressional lobbying team. I look forward to continuing to rely on her counsel and expertise in Washington."
Before joining Comcast, Maxfield held several senior political positions including Director, Dedicated Americans for the Senate and the House PAC (DASHPAC), where she was responsible for political outreach on behalf of Senate Democratic Leader to Senators and Senate candidates. Prior to that, she served with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee as political liaison, and held several senior fundraising positions. Melissa is a graduate of Randolph Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia.
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 24.2 million cable customers, 12.9 million high-speed Internet customers, and 4.1 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.