Chris Smith is Senior Vice President of the Company’s Greater Chicago Region (GCR), which comprises Central and Northern Illinois, Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan. As the leader of the GCR region, Smith oversees a range of functions, from Human Resources to Operations, Customer Experience, Business Strategy and Development, Marketing, Sales, Finance, Government Relations, Community Investment and Communications. Smith, who has more than 20 years of telecommunications industry experience and has held a range of roles, joined Comcast in 2014 and most recently served as the GCR’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

In addition to his Sales and Marketing role, Smith has been a champion of diversity, equity and inclusion and is an active member of multiple Comcast employee resource groups (ERG). He has served as the executive sponsor of the region’s OUT ERG for members of the LGBTQ community and allies for several years. Smith also recognizes the importance of digital equity, investing in the communities the company serves, and its role in driving economic growth.

Smith received a Master of Arts in Organizational Communication and Rhetoric from Miami University in Oxford, OH, and his Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication and History from William Carey College in Hattiesburg, MS. Smith and his family live in Chicago’s northwest suburbs.