D’Arcy Rudnay has been a key leader responsible for executing global business strategies through enormous corporate growth and industry transformations in cable, media and technology. During D’Arcy's career at Comcast, the Corporation grew from a traditional US cable company into one of the world’s largest media and technology companies. Comcast is a Fortune 28 business with 190,000 employees across the world with over $100B in revenues and a market cap of over $160B.
As Executive Vice President, she reported to Comcast Chairman and CEO and as Senior Advisor she continues to work with the Company. D’Arcy was a key leader on the CEO’s acquisition and integration team for Comcast’s $30 billion NBCUniversal transaction, $3.8 billion DreamWorks Animation acquisition and $39 billion Sky transaction in 2017-2018, making Comcast the second largest entertainment company in the world and fourth largest telecommunications company in the world.
Throughout her career, D’Arcy led teams focused on financial reporting, shareholder relations, mergers & acquisitions, crisis management, cyber security, government affairs, brand and reputation management and media relations for large and mid-size public corporations, private companies and global public relations agencies.
In her capacity as Chief Communications Officer, she also directed all corporate consumer and customer experience communications initiatives including, product launches, digital and social media, Olympic sponsorship activities, corporate branding and image advertising,crisis communications, federal and regulatory communications activities, foundation and community sponsorship programs, employee communications, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. In 2012, she led the rebranding of Comcast Corporation following the NBCUniversal acquisition, with a particular emphasis on repositioning the company as a media and technology leader.
Prior to joining Comcast, D’Arcy spent nearly a decade in the financial services industry. At Lincoln Financial Group, D’Arcy served as Vice President of Corporate Communications and the Lincoln Financial Group Foundation. At Advanta Corporation, she served as Vice President of Communications and Corporate Identity. Prior to that, she worked at The Pew Charitable Trusts and for global communications firms in Washington, D.C.
D’Arcy has won numerous industry honors for her leadership. Most recently, she was recognized by the cable industry as Woman of the Year and received the YMCA’s Lawrence S. Smith Distinguished Service Award. Every year since 2015, she has been named to the Holmes Report’s annual Global Influence 100 list, which recognizes the most influential CCO/CMOs around the world. D’Arcy has also been named among the “Most Powerful Women in Cable” every year since 2010.
D’Arcy served on the Advisory Committee of Spring Point Partners, a $500 million social investment fund. In addition, she served on the Board of Directors and special committees for a number of organizations, including the Steppingstone Foundation, Corporate Board of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, Corporate Council of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, Lincoln Financial Group Foundation, Advanta Foundation and Delaware Valley Grantmakers. D’Arcy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity Washington University and a Master of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania.