PHILADELPHIA, PA – Comcast Corporation today announced that Kyle McSlarrow will join the company in early April as President, Comcast/NBC Universal, Washington, D.C. Mr. McSlarrow will have dual responsibilities in business operations and public policy in Washington, D.C. On the operations side, Mr. McSlarrow will help lead the company’s efforts in the Washington metropolitan area around the customer experience and product development. In addition, Mr. McSlarrow will participate in national efforts to improve the customer experience and will help lead strategic planning around the extension of Comcast Business Services at the federal and state government levels. Mr. McSlarrow also will lead Comcast’s public policy office in Washington, D.C. He will report to David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation, and work closely with Neil Smit, President of Comcast Cable, and Steve Burke, CEO of NBCUniversal, and their senior teams.
“Kyle has been a tremendous leader and tireless advocate for the cable and media industry in Washington, D.C. He is widely respected throughout the industry for his leadership, deep understanding of the cable and programming business, and ability to manage the interest of a broad spectrum of major corporations,” said Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Comcast Corporation. "Kyle also brings a terrific mix of business skills and broad management capabilities to our cable operations. His interests in technology, new product development, and customer service will be a real asset to our Washington, D.C. area operations.”
“I am very pleased to welcome Kyle to the Comcast/NBCUniversal team and look forward to working with him as he leads our Washington public policy, legislative, and regulatory government affairs activities. The entire senior leadership team has worked closely with Kyle as he led NCTA and we are now thrilled to have him play such a vital role at Comcast," said David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation.
"Having worked closely with Comcast and NBCUniversal for a number of years, I am excited and proud to have the opportunity to join such a rapidly growing company that is clearly the leader in the media, entertainment, and communications industries. I look forward to working with great people in a company focused on providing consumers with the best experience, products, and services," said Kyle E. McSlarrow.
Since March 2005, Mr. McSlarrow has served as President and CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA). Prior to joining NCTA, Mr. McSlarrow served as the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy and before that was the Vice President of Political and Government Affairs for Grassroots.com, a privately-held internet company marketing web-based political tools and services. Mr. McSlarrow has held numerous positions, including serving as the National Chairman for the Quayle 2000 Presidential Campaign, Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell and Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel for Senate Majority Leaders Bob Dole and Trent Lott.
Before embarking on a public policy and political career, Mr. McSlarrow was an associate with the law firm of Hunton & Williams. He previously served as a Captain in the U.S. Army in the Secretary of the Army’s office as Assistant to the General Counsel of the Army.
Mr. McSlarrow earned degrees from Cornell University and the University of Virginia School of Law. He lives in Fairfax County, Virginia, with his wife Alison and their children.