Comcast Corporation Announces Promotions to Vice President and New Legal Regulatory Hire
Comcast Corporation today announced a series of corporate officer-level promotions and a new hire. Rudy N. Brioché, Lindsey Dickinson, David Don, Jordan Goldstein, and Sam Lancaster have all been promoted to Vice President, based in Washington, D.C., and Julie Laine has been hired as Vice President, based in Philadelphia, PA.
"I am honored to announce these well-deserved promotions and addition to the team," said David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation. "It is no secret that I am extremely proud of our federal government affairs, public policy, and legal regulatory teams. I believe that they are the absolute best group of professionals that any company could hope to have assembled. These specific individuals are all seasoned leaders with the highest level of skill and expertise."
Rudy N. Brioché has been promoted to Vice President of Global Public Policy and Policy Counsel, reporting to Rebecca Arbogast, Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy at Comcast Corporation. In this role, he will continue to focus on the development of the company’s public policy positions and legislative analysis.
Rudy previously served as Executive Director of External Affairs and Public Policy Counsel for Comcast Corporation. Prior to joining Comcast, he served as Legal Advisor to FCC Commissioner Jonathan S. Adelstein and Legislative Counsel on telecommunications and media issues to U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ).
Lindsey Dickinson and Sam Lancaster have both been promoted to Vice President of Legislative Affairs, reporting to Melissa Maxfield, Senior Vice President of Federal Government Affairs at Comcast Corporation. In these roles Lindsey and Sam will continue to be responsible for federal legislative advocacy on behalf of the company.
Lindsey previously served as Executive Director of Federal Government Affairs for Comcast Corporation. Prior to joining Comcast she served as Legislative Counsel for U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) and Special Assistant to Secretary of Commerce, Don Evans. She also served as Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, Office of Advisory Committees and as Senior Advisor to Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Ted Kassinger.
Sam previously served as Executive Director of Federal Government Affairs for Comcast Corporation. In addition, he worked on Capitol Hill for 19 years for former Speaker of the House, J. Dennis Hastert. During his tenure with Speaker Hastert, he served in various roles including House Floor Assistant, Director of Speaker Operations, and Chief of Staff.
David Don has been promoted to Vice President of Regulatory Policy, and Jordan Goldstein has been promoted to Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, both reporting to Kathy Zachem, Senior Vice President of Regulatory and State Legislative Affairs at Comcast Corporation. In these roles David will continue to be responsible for developing and implementing the company’s broadband and wireless strategies before the Federal Communications Commission and other federal agencies, and Jordan will continue to be responsible for Comcast’s advocacy before federal agencies, including the FCC.
David previously served as Executive Director of Regulatory and Public Affairs for Comcast Corporation and has worked extensively on the FCC’s public policy and spectrum allocation policies for almost 20 years.
Jordan previously served as Executive Director of Regulatory Affairs. Prior to joining Comcast, Jordan was Vice President of Federal Regulatory Affairs for NeuStar, Inc., Senior Legal Advisor to FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps, and Legal Advisor to FCC Commissioner Susan Ness.
Julie Laine has been hired as Vice President, Chief Transaction Compliance Officer and Senior Deputy General Counsel, reporting to Lynn Charytan, Senior Vice President of Legal Regulatory Affairs and Senior Deputy General Counsel at Comcast Corporation. In this role is responsible for ensuring Comcast’s compliance with governmental and third-party conditions and commitments arising from the Comcast NBCUniversal joint venture transaction; for coordinating NBCUniversal’s compliance; and for overseeing any additional regulatory conditions arising from the pending transactions with Time Warner Cable and Charter.
Julie previously spent 13 years at Time Warner Cable Inc., most recently in the position of Group Vice President & Chief Counsel, Regulatory. Prior to that, she was Associate General Counsel at Net2Phone, Inc. and Attorney Advisor in the Policy Division of the FCC’s Common Carrier Bureau.
About Comcast Corporation:
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates 30 news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorproation.com for more information.