After six years as President & CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), Kyle McSlarrow will join Comcast next month as President, Comcast/NBC Universal, Washington, DC. He will have dual responsibilities in business operations and public policy in the nation’s capital.
On the operations side, Comcast said McSlarrow will help lead the company’s efforts in the Washington metropolitan area around the customer experience and product development. In addition, he 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.
Drawing on his lobbying background, McSlarrow also will lead Comcast’s public policy office in Washington. 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.
“Kyle has been a tremendous leader and tireless advocate for the cable and media industry in Washington, DC. 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 Comcast CEO Brian Roberts.
“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 McSlarrow.
McSlarrow has headed NCTA since March 2005. Prior to that he served as the Deputy Secretary of the US 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. In the past he also served as National Chairman for the Quayle 2000 Presidential Campaign, Chief of Staff for US Senator Paul Coverdell (R-GA) and Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel for Senate Majority Leaders Bob Dole (R-KS) and Trent Lott (R-MS).