Governance

Commitment to diversity and inclusion begins with our leadership.

Leadership

True leadership puts principles into practice, and our commitment to creating a best-in-class model for diversity and inclusion within the media and technology industry begins at the top.

 

Diversity and inclusion are important components of our company’s future success — not just as values, but as part of a business philosophy central to our operations. As a global leader in media and technology, we have a responsibility to reflect the customers and communities we serve in all aspects of our businesses.
 
Comcast and NBCUniversal’s comprehensive governance structure focuses on accountability, responsibility, expectations and effective management of diversity and inclusion programs at the highest levels.
 
From our Chairman and CEO, Brian L. Roberts, through our entire management organization, Comcast and NBCUniversal are taking active steps to advance a culture of diversity and inclusion. These priorities help guide how we do business — from the decisions we make every day to our long-term strategies and goals.

 

Diversity and Inclusion Councils

Comcast and NBCUniversal’s Diversity Councils work to implement, promote and sustain diversity throughout our organization.  

 

Comcast and NBCUniversal’s Internal Diversity Councils are comprised of senior executives who guide their respective business units in implementing and sustaining successful diversity and inclusion practices, cross-company. They lead by example and consistently work to ensure our company demonstrates a best-in-class culture of diversity and inclusion. Representatives meet regularly to discuss progress on initiatives and ways to strengthen our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Our innovative external Joint Diversity Advisory Council (JDC), comprised of national leaders in business, politics and civil rights, provides advice to senior executive teams regarding Comcast and NBCUniversal’s development and implementation of diversity and inclusion initiatives in the following five focus areas: Governance, Our People, Supplier Diversity, Programming and Community Investment. The JDC includes four, nine-member Diversity Advisory Councils representing the interests of African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics and women. It also has representatives from other diverse groups, including Native Americans, veterans, people with disabilities and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Together, we work to promote diversity and inclusion within the company and in our communities.

Joint Diversity Advisory Council Members


Members at Large

  • Helena R. Berger, Senior Advisor, American Association of People with Disabilities

  • Peter V. Berns, CEO, The Arc

  • N. Bird Runningwater, Director, Native American and Indigenous Program, Sundance Institute

  • Deborah Dagit, President, Deb Dagit Diversity LLC

  • Mark Segal, Publisher, Philadelphia Gay News

  • Sonny Skyhawk, Chairman, American Indians in Film & Television

National African American Advisory Council

  • Marc H. Morial, President & CEO, National Urban League (Chair)

  • Harold T. Epps, President & CEO, PRWT Services, Inc. (Vice-Chair)

  • Drew Berry, President & CEO, Drew Berry & Associates, LLC

  • Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman, NAACP National Board of Directors

  • W. Don Cornwell, Retired Chairman & CEO, Granite Broadcasting Corp.

  • Carla A. Harris, Vice Chairman, Wealth Management, Senior Client Advisor, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

  • Christine James-Brown, President & CEO, Child Welfare League of America

  • W. Franklyn Richardson, Chairman of the Board, National Action Network

  • Julieanna L. Richardson, Founder & Executive Director, The HistoryMakers

National Asian American Advisory Council

  • Karen Narasaki, Consultant (Chair)

  • Don H. Liu, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Xerox Corporation (Vice-Chair)

  • Joseph J. Centeno, Chairman, Labor and Employment Department, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippell LLP

  • Daphne Kwok, Vice President, Multicultural Marketing and Engagement, AARP

  • Ken Lee, Immediate Past President, OCA

  • Daniel M. Mayeda, Board Member, East West Players

  • S. Floyd Mori, National Executive Director Emeritus, Japanese American Citizens League

  • Jadine Chin Nielsen, President, Asian American Small Business PAC

  • Ajay Raju, CEO and Co-Chairman, Dilworth Paxson LLP

National Hispanic American Advisory Council

  • Gilbert F. Casellas, Chairman, OMNITRU LLC (Chair)

  • Anna Escobedo Cabral, Unit Chief, Strategic Communications, Inter-American Development Bank (Vice-Chair)

  • Guarione M. Diaz, President Emeritus, Cuban American National Council

  • Varsovia Fernandez, President & CEO, Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

  • Beni Matias, Filmmaker, Matias Productions

  • Janet Murguía, President & CEO, National Council of La Raza

  • Alex Nogales, President & CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition

  • Javier Palomarez, President & CEO, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

  • Brent A. Wilkes, National Executive Director, League of United Latin American Citizens

National Women's Advisory Council

  • Judith M. von Seldeneck, Chairman & CEO, Diversified Search (Chair)

  • Rosemary Turner, President, UPS - North California District (Vice-Chair)

  • Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour, Founder and Chief Breakthrough Officer, VAI Consulting and Training, LLC

  • Terry D’Alessandro, E.V.P., Director of Community Banking, Firstrust Bank

  • Lydia Hernández-Vélez, Deputy Managing Director for Aging, City of Philadelphia

  • Nichole J. Maher, President & CEO, Northwest Health Foundation

  • Sheryl Lee Ralph, Founding Director, Island Girl Productions

  • Ingrid Saunders Jones, Chair, National Council of Negro Women and SVP, The Coca-Cola Company, retired

  • Judy Spires, CEO, AG Supermarket Holdings, Kings/Balducci Gourmet Markets

 

Awards

We continue to be recognized as a leader in the implementation and promotion of diversity and inclusion. 

 

We are honored by the recognition Comcast and NBCUniversal have received for our diversity and inclusion initiatives across Governance, Our People, Supplier Diversity, Programming and Community Investment. We take pride in these accomplishments and look forward to adding to this list as Comcast and NBCUniversal continue to build on our company-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives.