Comcast Names Mary McManus Senior Director, FCC and Regulatory Policy
WASHINGTON, Nov 15, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Comcast Corporation, the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, today announced that Mary McManus has joined the company as Senior Director, FCC and Regulatory Policy in Washington, DC. She will serve as one of Comcast's senior lobbyists focused on the FCC.
McManus joins Comcast from the FCC, where she served in the Office of General Counsel and the Competition Policy Division of the Wireline Competition Bureau, focusing in the areas of spectrum, competition, and administrative law. Prior to joining the FCC, she worked in the global public affairs office of Lucent Technologies. McManus previously worked in the Office of FCC Commissioner Susan Ness, where she was the Commissioner's legal advisor on cable, spectrum auctions and international issues. She also served as Republican communications counsel for the Senate Commerce Committee.
Mary will work beside Kerry Knott, Vice President of Government Affairs; Jim Coltharp, Chief Policy Advisor, FCC and Regulatory Policy; Brian Kelly, Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs; Melissa Maxfield, Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs; John Morabito, Senior Director/Policy Counsel; Susan Gonzales, Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs; Kim Scardino, Senior Director, External Affairs and Public Policy, Policy Counsel; David Don, Senior Director, Spectrum Policy; and Peter Filon, Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs, in Comcast's Washington, DC government affairs office.
Knott said, "Mary's skills and experience are a perfect complement to our Washington office. Mary understands the issues that face our industry and our company, and I look forward to working with her to help communicate Comcast's message on the hill and at the FCC."
"We are thrilled to have Mary join Comcast's Washington team," says Jim Coltharp, Chief Policy Advisor, FCC and Regulatory Policy. "Her considerable experience on a broad range of issues will make her an effective advocate for Comcast."
McManus received a B.A., English, Trinity College and J.D., Georgetown University Law Center.
About Comcast Corporation:
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 24.1 million cable customers, 11 million high-speed Internet customers, and 2.1 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, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One and four regional Comcast SportsNets. 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.
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