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 Kathy Zachem and Melissa Maxfield to Senior Vice President. With these promotions, Ms. Zachem becomes Senior Vice President, Regulatory and State Legislative Affairs, and Ms. Maxfield becomes Senior Vice President, Congressional and Federal Government Affairs.
"Kathy and Melissa are two of the most highly respected legislative and regulatory professionals in Washington," said David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation. "Their leadership work in connection with our NBCUniversal transaction was integral to its successful completion. They have also been instrumental in building Comcast's office in Washington, assembling an incredibly talented and deeply experienced federal and state government affairs team. These promotions are very well deserved for the remarkable work they have done on behalf of Comcast."
Since joining Comcast in 2008, Ms. Zachem has led Comcast's advocacy before federal agencies, including the Federal Communications Commission, and state regulatory and legislative bodies. She was previously a founding partner of the law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, where she practiced communications law for 23 years. Ms. Zachem was named among the "Most Powerful Women in Cable" by CableFax magazine (2010, 2008), and as one of "Washington's Best" lawyers by Washingtonian Magazine (2007). She received her law degree from the George Mason University School of Law and her Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Political Science from The George Washington University.
Ms. Maxfield has spent most of her eight years with Comcast overseeing its congressional lobbying efforts. Prior to joining the company in 2003, she 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 the Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle to Senators and Senate candidates. Before that, she served with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee as political liaison, and held several senior fundraising positions. Ms. Maxfield was named among the "Top Corporate Lobbyists in Washington" in both 2009 and 2010 by The Hill newspaper. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Randolph Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia.
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Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services. 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.