Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Congratulations to our 2015 NAMIC ELDP Graduates

As a long-standing sponsor of NAMIC’s professional development programs, Comcast NBCUniversal is proud of its future leaders.

On April 30, 2015, 14 members of the Comcast workforce graduated from the NAMIC (National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications) Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP).

Jamila Baldwin-Thomas
Kristy Blaise
Stacy Cole
Beverley DeCaires
Ravish Desai
Veree Freeman
Mulchand (Mike) Gala
Adrian Gorena
Antony Joseph
Angela Lee
Taifen Wendy Liu
Darren Oliver
Ebonne Ruffins
LaShawn Stanton

ELDP grooms upper-middle level minority executives to assume top leadership and decision making roles within the media and communications industry. This competitive executive education program takes place over the course of seven months with four visits to the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business in Charlottesville, VA.

"Comcast NBCUniversal is proud of the 14 Comcast graduates from the 2015 ELDP class. And, this year’s class had the most Comcast graduates to date," said Andrea Agnew, Executive Director of Workforce Diversity and Inclusion at Comcast Cable. "ELDP places a strong emphasis on finance, business acumen, driving innovation, and becoming visionary and transformational leaders — exactly the skills we look for when creating our bench for senior executive leaders. At Comcast NBCUniversal, we make a tremendous investment in the development of our high potential leaders and we know that ELDP graduates make a clear return to the business by applying the skills and business acumen they gain from the program to the teams and business units they lead."

As of year-end 2014, the retention rate of Comcast employees who graduated from ELDP since 2011 reached 95 percent.

NAMIC was founded in 1980 and is the premier organization that educates, advocates, and empowers for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry. Since 2001, nearly 500 executives of color have graduated from ELDP, including approximately 115 Comcast executives.