Comcast Names Kerry Knott Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Joseph W. Waz, Jr. Senior Vice President of External Affairs
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), the country's leading entertainment, information, and communications company, today announced that Joseph W. Waz, Jr. has been promoted to Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Public Policy Counsel; and Kerry Knott has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Government Affairs.
Comcast Executive Vice President David L. Cohen said, "Joe and Kerry are great assets to Comcast. Joe Waz is one of the communication industry's most well-respected policy experts, and an asset not just to Comcast but to the entire cable industry. He has presided over an incredible expansion in the company's public policy activities, and has done a tremendous job leading these initiatives for the company. As head of Government Affairs for Comcast, Kerry Knott has guided Comcast to a leadership role in Washington and in state capitals across the country. His expertise and insight have made him a respected voice on government affairs and politics. I congratulate them both on this accomplishment."
Joe Waz has primary responsibility for Comcast's public policy activities; oversees the company's political action committees, serves as President of the Comcast Foundation, and works closely with the company's government affairs, law, state and local government relations, and corporate communications professionals. Waz joined Comcast in 1994.
Waz currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Settlement Music School, the nation's largest community school of the arts, and as Vice Chair of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. For many years he chaired the Public Affairs Committee of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, and continues to serve on its CablePAC Committee. He is a member of the boards of Connected Nation, the Internet Education Foundation, and the Family Online Safety Institute. He is a past chairman of the Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation. In 2002, Waz was presented with the cable industry's highest honor, the Vanguard Award, for his work in government and community relations. He holds an undergraduate degree cum laude from Boston University and received his law degree from the University of Connecticut. He resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with his wife and son.
Kerry Knott joined Comcast in 2003 as Vice President of Government Affairs and is responsible for developing and overseeing Comcast's government affairs strategy at the federal, state and local levels.
Knott is the Chairman of the Board of the C.S. Lewis Institute in Springfield, Virginia, and serves on the boards of City Year DC, The Washington Tennis and Educational Foundation, the Alumni Board for the Fund for American Studies and the Comcast Foundation. A graduate of Auburn University, he resides in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife and their three children.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services. With 24.1 million cable customers, 13.2 million high-speed Internet customers, and 4.6 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten regional Comcast SportsNets and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet business. Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.