Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, today announced that Peter Filon is joining the company as Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs in Washington, DC. He will serve as one of Comcast's senior lobbyists focused on Congress and the Administration beginning on July 18.
Filon currently serves as Minority Counsel on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce responsible for cable, telephone, Internet, and broadcasting issues. He has worked with Congressman John D. Dingell (D-MI), the Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Dean of the House Democrats, since 1999, and with the Committee since 2003. Before working on the Hill, Filon worked as a policy analyst at Nortel Networks in Washington, DC.
He will work with Kerry Knott, Vice President of Government Affairs; Jim Coltharp, Chief Policy Advisor, FCC and Regulatory Policy; Brian Kelly, Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs; Melissa Maxfield, Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs; John Morabito, Senior Director/Policy Counsel; Susan Gonzales, Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs; and Kim Scardino, Director, Policy Counsel, in Comcast's Washington, DC government affairs office.
Knott said, "Pete's expertise and relationships will add great value to Comcast as we navigate the evolving telecommunications policy environment in Washington, DC. His experience with the Energy and Commerce Committee and particularly with Rep. John Dingell has given him a mastery of the complex issues our company and industry face today."
In a memorandum to the Members and Staff of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Rep. Dingell wrote, "For more than seven years, Pete has been a valued member of my office and the staff of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. His broad knowledge of telecommunications policy has served all Members well."
Filon holds a J.D. and a M.A. in Congressional Affairs from The Catholic University of America, and a bachelor's degree from The University of Dayton in Ohio.
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.