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Comcast Corp (CMCSA.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Brian Roberts

58 2004 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Cavanagh

52 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President

Dana Strong

48 2018 President - Consumer Services

Arthur Block

63 2015 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Stephen Burke

59 2018 Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer, NBC Universal

David Cohen

62 2015 Senior Executive Vice President

David Watson

59 2017 Senior Executive Vice President; President and Chief Executive Officer, Comcast Cable

Daniel Murdock

44 2017 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Edward Breen

62 2016 Lead Independent Director

Sheldon Bonovitz

80 1979 Director

Maritza Montiel

66 Director

Kenneth Bacon

63 2002 Independent Director

Madeline Bell

56 2015 Independent Director

Gerald Hassell

66 2008 Independent Director

Jeffery Honickman

61 2005 Independent Director

Asuka Nakahara

62 2017 Independent Director

David Novak

65 2016 Independent Director

Johnathan Rodgers

72 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Brian Roberts

Mr. Brian L. Roberts is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Brian L. Roberts has served as our President since February 1990, as our Chief Executive Officer since November 2002 and as our Chairman of the Board since May 2004. As of December 31, 2017, Mr. Roberts, through his ownership of our Class B common stock, had sole voting power over 33 1/3% of the combined voting power of our two classes of voting common stock. He is a son of our late founder, Mr. Ralph J. Roberts. Mr. Roberts is also a director of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (“NCTA”), the principal trade association of the cable television industry, and is a director emeritus of CableLabs, the cable industry’s research and development organization. We believe that Mr. Roberts’ extensive experience and leadership in the cable, Internet, phone, media and entertainment and wireless industries, including as our Chief Executive Officer and President and through his involvement with NCTA and CableLabs as noted above, render him qualified to serve as one of our directors.

Michael Cavanagh

Mr. Michael J. Cavanagh is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Cavanagh has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Comcast Corporation since July 2015. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Cavanagh had been Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer for The Carlyle Group, a global investment firm, since 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Cavanagh was the Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Corporate & Investment Bank of JPMorgan Chase & Co. from 2012 until 2014; the Chief Executive Officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Treasury & Securities Services business from 2010 to 2012; and the Chief Financial Officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co. from 2004 to 2010. Mr. Cavanagh is also a director of Yum Brands, Incorporated.

Dana Strong

Ms. Dana M. Strong is President - Consumer Services of the Company. Strong joins Comcast from Virgin Media, a fully owned subsidiary of Liberty Global, where she serves as President and Chief Operating Officer. At Virgin Media, she is responsible for driving growth and has oversight of the entire customer experience across its Consumer business unit, including its broadband, video and voice businesses. She has also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer of Liberty Global, where she led a global transformation to leverage scale across 27 million customers in 14 countries. Previously, Strong served as Chief Executive Officer of UPC Ireland, now Virgin Media Ireland and as Chief Operating Officer of Austar United Communications in Australia. In these roles, Strong's leadership has been marked by her ability to grow the business while empowering her teams to improve the customer experience and constantly innovate.

Arthur Block

Mr. Arthur R. Block is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. He previously served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Comcast. He is the Company’s chief legal officer, overseeing Comcast’s legal, corporate governance and strategic intellectual property functions. Art has been with Comcast since 1989; during this time, he has served as the lead in-house attorney for Comcast’s mergers, acquisitions and financings. Prior to joining Comcast, Art was a partner in the Corporate Department of the Philadelphia law firm Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, which he joined in 1978. Art currently serves as Co-Chair of the Site Board of City Year Greater Philadelphia and as the Chair of the Board of Managers of Moore College of Art and Design. He has served as an Executive Vice President since March 2015 and previously had served as a Senior Vice President for more than five years. He has been our General Counsel and Secretary for more than five years.

Stephen Burke

Mr. Stephen B. Burke is Senior Executive Vice President of the Company and Chief Executive Officer, NBC Universal. He oversees the company’s valuable portfolio of news, sports and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. Steve assumed this role in January 2011, upon the closing of Comcast and General Electric’s joint venture merging the assets of NBC Universal with Comcast’s programming assets. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Comcast Corporation, where he was a driving force in its growth from a cable industry leader to one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. Steve joined Comcast in 1998 as President of Comcast Cable. During his tenure, Comcast became the largest cable company, largest residential Internet service provider and third-largest phone company in America, along with launching a wireless business. Steve also led Comcast to leadership in multiplatform video entertainment distribution, including the company’s industry-changing video-on-demand platform and online video offerings. He has been praised for leading the highly successful integration of AT&T Broadband with Comcast. Prior to Comcast, Steve served with The Walt Disney Company as President of ABC Broadcasting. Steve joined The Walt Disney Company in January 1986, where he helped to develop and found The Disney Stores. In 1992, he moved to Euro Disney S.A., where, as President and Chief Operating Officer, he helped to lead a comprehensive restructuring effort. Steve serves on the board of directors of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Steve is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Colgate University and earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He lives in New York with his wife and five children.

David Cohen

Mr. David L. Cohen J.D., is Senior Executive Vice President of the Company since March 2015. Mr. Cohen has served as a Senior Executive Vice President since March 2015 and previously had served as an Executive Vice President for more than five years. Mr. Cohen is also a director of the FS Global Credit Opportunities Funds, the FS Global Credit Opportunities Fund A and the FS Global Credit Opportunities Fund D.

David Watson

Mr. David N. Watson is Senior Executive Vice President of the Company and President and Chief Executive Officer, Comcast Cable. In this role, he is responsible for all business aspects of the Company’s cable operations. Previously, Dave served as Chief Operating Officer where he drove the operating strategy and execution that have led to the phenomenal growth of Comcast Cable into the nation’s largest ISP and one of the largest video providers. His leadership also has been critical to Comcast’s efforts to improve customer service and transform the customer experience. As COO, Dave led all of the cable company’s operations and business functions, including sales and marketing, the product teams for Xfinity Internet, Xfinity X1, Xfinity Voice and Xfinity Home, the Comcast Business division, as well as oversight of the Company’s three operating divisions and Comcast Spotlight, the Company’s advertising sales unit. Previously, Dave held a number of leadership roles at Comcast since joining the Company in 1991 and led multiple divisions and operating units. He has also led some of the industry’s most important transitions from analog to IPTV, from the early rollout of high-speed data to the delivery of gigabit speeds and the expansion of residential products and commercial business services. Dave has worked for three decades in the cable and cellular industries and held leadership roles for the nation’s top communications services providers. Before joining Comcast Cable in 1991, he served for seven years with Comcast Cellular Communications, Inc., first as Senior Vice President of sales and marketing, and later as President. As President of Comcast Cellular, Dave led the unit’s operations prior to its sale to SBC Communications. Previously, he headed sales and marketing efforts at Bell Atlantic Mobile and Metrophone. A graduate of the University of Richmond, he holds a BA in political science. Dave resides with his family in Rosemont, PA.

Daniel Murdock

Mr. Daniel C. Murdock is Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company, effective March 1, 2017. Mr. Murdock has served as the Company’s Vice President and Corporate Controller since June 2015. Mr. Murdock joined Comcast from the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he had served as the Deputy Chief Accountant in the Office of the Chief Accountant from October 2013 until May 2015. Prior to the SEC, he was Deloitte & Touche’s Audit/Industry Professional Practice Director for media and entertainment.

Edward Breen

Mr. Edward D. Breen is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Breen is the Chief Executive Officer and a director of DowDuPont Inc. Prior to his role at DowDuPont, Mr. Breen was the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company until its merger with The Dow Chemical company in August 2017; he had joined the DuPont board in February 2015 and had been its Chief Executive Officer since November 2015. Mr. Breen was the Chief Executive Officer of Tyco International Ltd. from July 2002 until September 2012, was the Chairman of its Board until March 2016 and was one of its directors until September 2016. Prior to joining Tyco International, Mr. Breen was President and Chief Operating Officer of Motorola from January 2002 to July 2002; Executive Vice President and President of Motorola’s Networks Sector from January 2001 to January 2002; Executive Vice President and President of Motorola’s Broadband Communications Sector from January 2000 to January 2001; Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of General Instrument Corporation from December 1997 to January 2000; and, prior to December 1997, President of General Instrument’s Broadband Networks Group. Mr. Breen is a member of the advisory board of New Mountain Capital, and had previously served as one of our directors from June 2005 until November 2011. We believe that Mr. Breen’s extensive experience in the technology, equipment supplier and consumer product sectors, notably as those sectors relate to the cable, phone and wireless industries, including his various experiences as a president and chief executive officer as noted above, renders him qualified to serve as one of our directors.

Sheldon Bonovitz

Mr. Sheldon M. Bonovitz is Director of the Company. Mr. Bonovitz is currently Chairman Emeritus of Duane Morris LLP, a law firm. From January 1998 to December 2007, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Duane Morris. Mr. Bonovitz is also Chairman of The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia, a trustee of the Dolfinger-McMahon Charitable Trust and the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindbach Foundation and a member of the board of trustees of the Barnes Foundation, the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. We believe that Mr. Bonovitz’s experience and leadership in the legal industry, including his experience as a chief executive officer as noted above, and experience in tax matters and the non-profit, educational and philanthropic communities render him qualified to serve as one of our directors.

Maritza Montiel

Ms. Maritza G. Montiel is Director of the Company. Ms. Montiel served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Deloitte LLP from 2011 through her retirement in May 2014. As Deputy Chief Executive Officer, among other things, Ms. Montiel led a variety of strategic initiatives, including the transformation of the $1.4 billion Federal Government Services Practice. During her tenure at Deloitte, she held numerous senior management roles, including Managing Partner (Leadership Development and Succession, Deloitte University) from 2009 to 2011 and Regional Managing Partner from 2001 to 2009, and she was the Advisory Partner for many engagements in which Deloitte was the principal auditor. We believe that Ms. Montiel’s extensive experience and leadership in the accounting profession, including her experience as the former Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Deloitte, coupled with her skills in corporate governance matters, render her qualified to serve as one of our directors.

Kenneth Bacon

Mr. Kenneth J. Bacon is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bacon has been a partner at RailField Partners, a financial advisory and asset management firm, since his retirement from Fannie Mae in March 2012, where he had served as the Executive Vice President of the multifamily mortgage business since July 2005. From January 2005 to July 2005, he served as the interim Executive Vice President of Housing and Community Development. Mr. Bacon is a member of the National Multifamily Housing Council. We believe that Mr. Bacon’s significant experience in government affairs, the financial and housing industries and the non-profit, educational and philanthropic communities as noted above renders him qualified to serve as one of our directors.

Madeline Bell

Ms. Madeline Bell is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Bell is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), a top-ranked children’s hospital in the United States. Prior to being promoted to Chief Executive Officer in July 2015, Ms. Bell served as CHOP’s Chief Operating Officer for eight years. Ms. Bell began her career as a pediatric nurse and moved from a variety of different nursing roles into hospital administration in 1989, and holds a Master of Science degree in organizational dynamics. Ms. Bell serves on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, the Children’s Hospital Association, the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and Solutions for Patient Safety, and also serves on the Executive Committee of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Chamber’s CEO Council for Growth. Ms. Bell also serves on the Villanova University College of Nursing Board of Consultors. We believe that Ms. Bell’s experience and leadership of CHOP as noted above and her experience in the non-profit community render her qualified to serve as one of our directors.

Gerald Hassell

Mr. Gerald L. Hassell is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hassell was the Chief Executive Officer of The Bank of New York Mellon from 2011 until July 2017, and was Chairman of its Board until December 2017. Prior to the merger of The Bank of New York Company, Inc. and Mellon Financial Corporation in July 2007, Mr. Hassell was President of The Bank of New York Company, Inc. and The Bank of New York. Mr. Hassell is a member of the board of trustees of Duke University, a member of the board of visitors of Columbia University Medical Center, Vice Chairman of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of New York and a member of the board of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. We believe that Mr. Hassell’s significant experience and leadership in the financial industry, including with respect to consumer financial products and his experience as a chief executive officer as noted above, render him qualified to serve as one of our directors.

Jeffery Honickman

Mr. Jeffery A. Honickman is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Honickman has served since 1990 as the Chief Executive Officer of Pepsi-Cola & National Brand Beverages, Ltd., a bottling and distribution company, which includes among its affiliates Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of New York, Inc. and Canada Dry bottling companies from New York to Virginia. He is also the Vice President and Secretary of Antonio Origlio Inc., a beverage distributor based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which does business as Origlio Beverages. He currently serves as Chairman of the American Beverage Association Board of Directors and as a director of the Dr. Pepper Snapple Bottlers Association. We believe that Mr. Honickman’s significant experience in the wholesale and consumer products industries, including his experience as a chief executive officer as noted above, renders him qualified to serve as one of our directors.

Asuka Nakahara

Mr. Asuka Nakahara is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Nakahara has been a partner of Triton Atlantic Partners, a real estate advisory firm and investment vehicle that he co-founded, since 2009. He also has served as an Associate Director of the Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for the past 18 years. Mr. Nakahara began his career at Trammell Crow Company as a leasing agent in 1980, was named a partner in 1983 and was promoted to its Chief Financial Officer in 1996, overseeing finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, marketing, Trammell Crow University, human resources and other new business initiatives. He retired from Trammell Crow in 1999. Mr. Nakahara served on the board of, and was the chair of the Investment Committee of, the United States Golf Association, and also is a past board member of the PGA of America. We believe that Mr. Nakahara’s extensive knowledge of real estate and general advisory matters, including his leadership and academic experiences, as well as his prior experience as a chief financial officer as noted above, render him qualified to serve as one of our directors.

David Novak

Mr. David C. Novak is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Novak is the founder of OGO Enterprises, LLC, a company whose mission is to inspire people through personal recognitions that deepen relationships. Prior to that, Mr. Novak was the Chief Executive Officer of YUM! Brands, Inc. from January 2000 until December 2014, and was the Chairman of its Board of Directors from January 2001 until December 2014 and the Executive Chairman of its Board from January 2015 until May 2016. Mr. Novak is also the author of Taking People With You: The Only Way to Make BIG Things Happen, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-seller based on a successful leadership program he developed focused on teamwork and a belief in people, which rewards and recognizes customer-focused behavior. We believe that Mr. Novak’s extensive knowledge of customer service-oriented business practices and talent management, as well as his prior experience as a chief executive officer and chairman as noted above, render him qualified to serve as one of our directors.

Johnathan Rodgers

Mr. Johnathan A. Rodgers is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Rodgers was the President and Chief Executive Officer of TV One, a cable network that offers programming targeted for the African American community. Prior to joining TV One, Mr. Rodgers had been the President of Discovery Networks for six years and, prior to that, had worked at CBS, Inc. for twenty years, where he held a variety of executive positions, including President of the CBS Television Stations Division.

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