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March 23, 2011 13:30 UTC

Comcast and NBCUniversal Create External Diversity Advisory Council

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK)/NBCUniversal, one of the
nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information, and
communications products and services, today announced it has created a
Joint External Diversity Advisory Council to advise the senior executive
teams at Comcast and NBCUniversal as the company takes steps to become
an industry leader in diversity.

The Joint Diversity Council consists of four, nine-member Diversity
Advisory Councils, representing the interests of African Americans,
Asian Americans, Hispanics, and Women, respectively. The Joint Diversity
Council also has members representing veterans, Native Americans, people
with disabilities, and the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (“LGBT”)
community, as well as representatives of Comcast’s and NBCUniversal’s
internal diversity councils. They will provide advice on the five Focus
Areas stipulated in the Memoranda of Understanding entered into by the
companies and various national diverse leadership organizations: (1)
Corporate Governance; (2) Employment/Workforce Recruitment & Retention;
(3) Procurement; (4) Programming; and (5) Philanthropy & Community
Investment.

“We are thrilled to have established the Joint Diversity Council to
advise us on our diversity initiatives,” said David L. Cohen, Executive
Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Comcast Corporation. “One
of our key goals when establishing the Council was to achieve a
cross-section of viewpoints from multiple groups, including business,
entertainment and media, and civil rights organizations. We believe we
have achieved that with the Council’s members and we look forward to
working together to become a model on diversity for the communications
and entertainment industries.”

Comcast said the Joint Diversity Council will conduct its first meeting
in May 2011 and will meet formally semi-annually.

Editors Note: Please see
accompanying list of members of the Joint Diversity Council.

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com)
is one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information
and communications products and services. Comcast is principally
involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in
the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news,
sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal.
Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet
and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is
the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates
entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast
networks, local television station groups, television production
operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.

About NBCUniversal

NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment
companies in the development, production, and marketing of
entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal
owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment
television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant
television production operations, a leading television stations group,
and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling
51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.

Joint External Diversity Advisory Council Members

National African American Advisory Council

  • Marc H. Morial, Council Chair, President & Chief Executive Officer,
    National Urban League (New York, NY)
  • Harold Epps, Vice Chair, President & Chief Executive Officer, PRWT
    Services, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Drew Berry, Chief Executive Officer, Drew Berry and Associates
    (Baltimore, MD)
  • Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman, NAACP National Board of Directors
    (Elkridge, MD)
  • W. Don Cornwell, Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Granite
    Broadcasting (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Carla A. Harris, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Investment
    Management (New York, NY)
  • Christine James-Brown, President & Chief Executive Officer, Child
    Welfare League of America (Washington, DC)
  • W. Franklyn Richardson, Senior Pastor, Grace Baptist Church (Mount
    Vernon, NY)
  • Julieanna L. Richardson, Founder & Executive Director, The
    HistoryMakers (Chicago, IL)

National Asian American Advisory Council

  • Karen Narasaki, Council Chair, President & Executive Director, Asian
    American Justice Center (Washington, DC)
  • Don H. Liu, Vice Chair, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and
    Secretary, Xerox Corporation (Norwalk, CT)
  • Joseph J. Centeno, Partner, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippell LLP
    (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Jadine Chin Nielsen, President, Asian American Small Business PAC
    (Honolulu, HI)
  • Daphne Kwok, Executive Director, Asian and Pacific Islanders with
    Disabilities of California (Oakland, CA)
  • Ken Lee, President, Organization of Chinese Americans (Duluth, GA)
  • Daniel Mayeda, Member of the Board, East West Players (Los Angeles, CA)
  • S. Floyd Mori, National Executive Director/CEO, Japanese American
    Citizens League (Arlington, VA)
  • Ajay Raju, Partner, Reed Smith LLP (Philadelphia, PA)

National Hispanic Advisory Council

  • Lillian Rodriguez Lopez, Council Chair, President, Hispanic Federation
    (New York, NY)
  • Alba E. Martinez, Vice Chair, Principal, Vanguard (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Martin J. Chavez, Executive Director, ICLEI Local Governments for
    Sustainability USA (Washington, DC)
  • Guarione M. Diaz, President & Chief Executive Officer, Cuban American
    National Council (Miami, FL)
  • Beni Matias, Educator, Filmmaker (New York, NY)
  • Janet Murguía, President & Chief Executive Officer, National Council
    of La Raza, Incoming Chair, HACR Board (Washington, DC)
  • Alex Nogales, President/Chief Executive Officer, National Hispanic
    Media Coalition (Pasadena, CA)
  • Javier Palomarez, President & CEO, United States Hispanic Chamber of
    Commerce (Dallas, TX)
  • Brent Wilkes, National Executive Director, League of United Latin
    American Citizens (Washington, DC)

National Women’s Advisory Council

  • Judith M. von Seldeneck, Council Chair, Chairman & Chief Executive
    Officer, Diversified Search (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Rosemary Turner, Vice Chair, President, UPS Chesapeake District
    (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Vernice Armour, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, VAI Consulting and
    Training, LLC (Stafford, VA)
  • Terry D’Alessandro, E.V.P., Director of Community Banking, Firstrust
    Bank (Conshohocken, PA)
  • Lydia Hernández-Vélez, Deputy Managing Director for Aging, City of
    Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph, Actress (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Ingrid Saunders Jones, Senior Vice President, Global Community
    Connections, The Coca-Cola Company (Atlanta, GA)
  • Judy Spires, CEO, AG Supermarket Holdings, Kings/Balducci Gourmet
    Markets (Parsippany, NJ)
  • Vacancy [appointment pending]

Members At Large

  • Jarrett Tomás Barrios, President & CEO, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against
    Defamation (New York, NY)
  • Helena Berger, Acting President & CEO, American Association of People
    with Disabilities (Washington, DC)
  • Mark Segal, Publisher, Philadelphia Gay News (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Sonny Skyhawk, Chairman, American Indians in Film & Television
    (Pasadena, CA)

 

Contacts

Comcast Corporation
John Demming, 215-286-8011
John_Demming@Comcast.com
or
Sena
Fitzmaurice, 202-379-7107
Sena_Fitzmaurice@Comcast.com

 

Source: Comcast Corporation