Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), one of the world's leading media, entertainment and communications companies, announced today that it has promoted Bret Perkins to Vice President, External and Government Affairs. Perkins currently serves as Senior Director of Public Policy for Comcast Corporation.
"In his decade with the company, Bret has shown tremendous stewardship in managing the company's public policy initiatives," said Kyle McSlarrow, President of Comcast/NBCUniversal for Washington, D.C. "From his work managing local government affairs while the company doubled the number communities we serve, to his efforts in connection with the NBCUniversal transaction, Bret has been vital to our team and its success. As he now takes charge of External Affairs for Comcast, we look forward to his leadership in his new role."
As Vice President, External and Government Affairs, Mr. Perkins will be responsible for Comcast's Government Affairs team in Philadelphia, as well as the company's outreach efforts to third party groups. Perkins will report to Kyle McSlarrow and Kathy Zachem, Senior Vice President, Regulatory and State Legislative Affairs.
Since joining Comcast in 2001, Mr. Perkins has managed local government affairs while the company has grown from operating 2,500 communities to 6,000 communities. His responsibilities have included implementing the company's regulatory and legislative initiatives at the local level, managing relationships with state and local intergovernmental associations, developing political strategy, and grassroots communications.
In 2008, Bret received one of the cable industry's highest honors for its next generation of leaders when awarded the Vanguard Award for Young Leadership.
Prior to joining Comcast, he served as Vice President of System Services and Assistant to the President at Mercy Health System in Pennsylvania and worked in legislative affairs at Keystone Mercy/AmeriHealth Mercy Health Plan and with the North Philadelphia Health System.
Mr. Perkins is a member of the Board of Trustees, the Fox School of Business Board of Visitors, of Temple University and serves as President of the Temple University Alumni Association. He has served as President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications and currently serves on the Board and Executive Committee of The Committee of Seventy, the Philadelphia political watchdog nonprofit organization.
He received a BBA in Business Administration from Temple University, and resides in Philadelphia with his wife and two children.
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Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the world's leading media, entertainment and communications companies. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.