Kathy Zachem serves as a Senior Advisor to Comcast Corporation. Previously, she led the Comcast NBCUniversal Washington, D.C. office as Executive Vice President, Regulatory and State Legislative Affairs. In this capacity, she was responsible for the Company’s advocacy before federal agencies, including the Federal Communications Commission, and state regulatory and legislative bodies. Kathy joined Comcast in 2008 and built a strong and highly regarded government affairs team in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country. She led regulatory strategy throughout many of the company’s significant moments including the acquisition of NBCUniversal.
Kathy joined Comcast from the law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, where she was a founding partner and practiced communications law for 23 years. During that time, she represented clients from nearly every segment of the communications sector including media, telecom, wireless, satellite, and internet service providers.
Kathy has been named among the “Most Powerful Women in Cable” and is regularly named to “The CableFAX Top 100” list by CableFAX: The Magazine. In 2016, she was the recipient of the NCTA –The Internet & Television Association’s prestigious Vanguard Award for Government and Community Relations. She was honored by Multichannel News as a 2014 Wonder Woman and by Legal Momentum as a 2012 Aiming High awardee. Washingtonian recognized her as one of “Washington’s Best” lawyers, and Chambers USA listed her as one of the leading lawyers in the telecom, broadcast and satellite fields. Kathy is an active member of the Federal Communications Bar Association, where she has served several terms on its Executive Committee and Foundation Board, and is a recipient of the Association’s Distinguished Service Award. Crittenton Services of Greater Washington honored her with its 2018 Leadership Award, given to those who are dedicated to empowering teenage girls. She has also served as a board member of the Washington Tennis & Educational Foundation.
Kathy received her J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law and a joint B.A. in economics and political science from The George Washington University. She is admitted to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia.