Thomas J. Donnelly serves as Senior Vice President of State & Local Tax for Comcast Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for state tax planning, policy, compliance, credits, incentives, financial reporting, audits, litigation, legislation and the state and local tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Tom has lead Comcast’s State and Local Tax practice since joining the Company in 1994.

Prior to joining Comcast, Tom practiced tax and commercial law with the Philadelphia office of Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz and previously worked in the Philadelphia office of Coopers & Lybrand. Tom holds a CPA (inactive) & BS in accounting from Villanova University. Additionally, he received MT and JD degrees from the Villanova University School of Law and is a member of the Order of the Coif, a national legal honor society for law school graduates.

Tom is an adjunct professor at Villanova University’s Graduate Tax program, where he has taught since 2014 on various state tax topics, and currently teaches state tax controversy. He has also lectured on various state tax topics at numerous seminars. He resides in Havertown, PA with his wife Lucille and their family.


  • BS Villanova University
  • MT Villanova University
  • JD Villanova University