Comcast Names Philadelphia 2000 President Karen Dougherty Buchholz as Its Vice President of Corporate Communications
Comcast Corporation today announced that Karen Dougherty Buchholz, President of Philadelphia 2000, the Host Committee to the 2000 Republican National Convention, will join Comcast as Vice President of Corporate Communications on October 2, 2000. In this newly created position, Buchholz will be responsible for the development and implementation of Comcast's strategic communications plan. Buchholz will help the Comcast family of companies communicate a unified and consistent message to all of its audiences.
As President of Philadelphia 2000, the non-profit, non-partisan organization promoting economic development and tourism for the greater Philadelphia region, Buchholz led the organization that attracted the 2000 Republican National Convention and served as its official Host Committee. Buchholz was responsible for promoting the greater Philadelphia region to attendees to the worldwide media, fundraising, coordinating city and regional services, and recruiting and training more than 10,000 volunteers who served as ambassadors for the region.
"We are delighted that Karen has agreed to come join Comcast," said Brian L. Roberts, president, Comcast Corporation. "Everyone who witnessed the success of the Republican National Convention recognizes the kind of talent and dedication to task that Karen brings to the job. She will be a tremendous asset to the company and an integral part of Comcast's senior management team."
Previously, Buchholz served as sales executive for Comcast-Spectacor, managed the development of Philadelphia's Pyramid Club, and served on the staffs of U.S. Senator John Heinz and Gubernatorial Candidate Barbara Hafer.
Buchholz holds a B.S. Degree from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and an M.S. Degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
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 third largest cable company in the United States and, incorporating pending cable transactions, will serve more than 8.2 million subscribers.Comcast's commerce and content businesses include majority ownership of QVC, Comcast-Spectacor, Comcast SportsNet, and The Golf Channel, a controlling interest in E! Networks, and other programming investments.