Richard Schollmann Named Vice President State Government Affairs for Comcast Cable
Comcast today announced that Richard Schollmann has joined the company as Vice President, State Government Affairs in Washington, DC. Schollmann is primarily responsible for implementing and coordinating Comcast Cable's state-level government affairs initiatives and reports to Kerry Knott, Comcast Corporation Vice President of Government Affairs.
Schollmann previously served as President, Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association (VCTA), where he was been responsible for representing the interests of Virginia's cable operators before the state legislature, regulatory commission and other state-level governmental entities. Schollmann also served as State Director of Government Affairs for American Electric Power and, before that, held the same position with AT&T. He has also been a regulatory attorney with AT&T, a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. and is a retired Marine Corps officer.
Comcast Corporation Executive Vice President David L. Cohen said, "Rich makes a great addition to the first-class team we've assembled to advocate on Comcast's behalf at the Federal, state and local levels."
"Rich has extensive experience in developing successful legislative strategies to meet policy objectives at the state level," said Knott. "These are exciting times for our industry at all levels and Rich's experience will be invaluable to the success of our state-level advocacy efforts."
Schollmann, 47, received a B.A. from the University of Rochester, New York, and J.D. from Catholic University's Columbus School of Law. Schollmann lives in the Metro Richmond, VA area with his wife and their two sons.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 21.5 million cable customers and 7 million high-speed Internet customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable networks and in the delivery of programming content.
The Company's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, Outdoor Life Network, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One and four Comcast SportsNets. The Company 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.