Comcast Names Deborah Buhles as Director of Corporate Travel
Comcast Corporation announced that Deborah Buhles is joining the company today as director of corporate travel. She will be responsible for developing and maintaining a company-wide travel program, including coordinating services from travel agency, corporate card, airline, hotel, car rental, and meeting planning providers, and negotiating cost-saving arrangements.
Buhles previously served as corporate travel manager, and manager of innovation-supply chain management for Capital One in Glen Allen, VA, where she managed a $45 million annual travel budget and developed and managed supplier management programs to improve supplier performance, quality and savings. Prior to that she served as a purchasing agent with the Computer Task Group in Buffalo, NY and a reservations sales center supervisor for Budget Car and Truck Rental in Buffalo. She will report to Comcast Vice President of Administration Karen Dougherty Buchholz in the company's Philadelphia office.
"Deborah's experience with the travel industry, her procurement background, and her enthusiasm make her the ideal person to oversee the development of our travel operations to save money and better serve our employees during their business travel," Buchholz said.
Buhles received her BS in Business Administration from State University of New York at Buffalo, and became a Certified Corporate Travel Executive (CCTE) at the National Business Travel Association at Cornell University.
Comcast Corporation (www.comcast.com) is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable networks, and in the provision of electronic commerce and programming content. Comcast Cable is the leading cable company in the United States serving more than 21 million cable subscribers. Comcast's commerce and content businesses include majority ownership of Comcast-Spectacor, Comcast SportsNet, The Golf Channel, Outdoor Life Network, G4, a controlling interest in E! Entertainment Television and Style. Comcast's Class A and Class A Special Common Stock are traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbols CMCSA and CMCSK, respectively.