Comcast Puts Lobbyist Kyle McSlarrow In Charge Of Mountain Region Operations

By | Wednesday October 24, 2012 @ 7:52am PDT

This is a surprise. Kyle McSlarrow, a longtime political operative in Washington, will relocate to Salt Lake City to serve as a Regional VP overseeing Comcast‘s cable operations in Utah and Arizona. He’ll report to Steve White, President of Comcast Cable’s West Division. “We’re delighted Kyle will now be turning all of his attention to our business operations which has been a goal of his since he came to Comcast,” says company EVP David Cohen. Maybe so, but it sure wasn’t evident from McSlarrow’s DC activities. He joined Comcast in April 2011 with the fancy title of President, Comcast/NBC Universal, Washington, D.C., where he reported to Cohen and oversaw public policy matters. That followed six years as CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, making him the industry’s top lobbyist. Lately he’s been an informal adviser to Mitt Romney on energy and telecommunications issues — giving rise to speculation that he’d be in line for an FCC appointment if the GOP presidential candidate wins. Previously, McSlarrow had been Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Energy Department, VP of Political and Government Affairs for Grassroots.com, 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. Read More »

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Rebecca Arbogast Leaves Wall Street To Shape Public Policy For Comcast

By | Monday September 12, 2011 @ 12:15pm PDT

Comcast just made a major addition to its Washington-based public policy operation by snagging one of Wall Street’s more highly regarded analysts, Stifel Financial’s Rebecca Arbogast. A specialist on legal and regulatory matters, on Sept. 19 Arbogast will … Read More »

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Former FCC Boss Michael Powell To Head Cable Lobby Group

By | Tuesday March 15, 2011 @ 8:41am PDT

Now we know why Michael Powell never met a media merger he didn’t like. The chairman of the FCC under George W. Bush (and son of Colin Powell) replaces Kyle McSlarrow at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association. McSlarrow last week left the trade group to became Comcast’s man … Read More »

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NCTA Chief Kyle McSlarrow Tapped As President Of Comcast/NBCU D.C.

By | Wednesday March 9, 2011 @ 1:58pm PST

PHILADELPHIA (March 9) — Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), 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

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