Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services, announced today that it has promoted Colleen Rooney to Vice President, Internal Communications. In this capacity, Ms. Rooney leads the strategy and execution of the Company's internal communications activities. She will continue to report to D'Arcy Rudnay, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications.
"Colleen is a strategic partner and terrific leader who drives open, honest communications throughout our organization and is a champion for our employees," said David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation. "She has also successfully led the company to adopt new forms of digital communications that have created innovative ways for our leaders to communicate with our diverse workforce."
Ms. Rooney oversees all internal communications for the company, including employee integration communication, and works with Comcast's senior leaders across all divisions to ensure that the company communicates effectively with its 100,000 employees. Ms. Rooney also built and manages the Company's Intranet, internal blog and corporate production studio, called Studio C, which produces employee broadcasts, public service announcements, events, media interviews and business unit webcasts.
Prior to joining Comcast in 2001, Ms. Rooney served as Director of Strategic Communications for GE Capital and has worked in external communications positions for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts as well as Caesars Hotels and Casinos. She is a former board member of the Equality Forum and, supporter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation and a regular speaker on diversity.
Ms. Rooney earned her master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her bachelor's degree from Lynchburg College in Virginia.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 23.6 million cable customers, 15.9 million high-speed Internet customers, and 7.6 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, 11 regional sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, which owns two professional sports teams, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, and a large, multipurpose arena in Philadelphia, the Wachovia Center, and manages other facilities for sporting events, concerts and other events.