Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) communications chief D'Arcy Rudnay became the first woman ever at the Philadelphia cable conglomerate to ascend to the executive VP level on Monday, when the company announced promotions for three Comcast execs active in the ongoing process of trying to get Comcast merged with Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC).
"D'Arcy has led us through game-changing acquisitions, industry-shaping technological innovations and some of the most important milestones in our company's history," Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said. "She is a trusted partner to me and to the entire senior executive team, and we are fortunate to have her counsel, talent and passion as we look ahead to an exciting future."
Arthur Block, the company's general counsel and secretary, was also bumped to executive VP status. He'll continue to report to Comcast chief counsel David L. Cohen.
"Art has been an outstanding leader of our legal affairs team and has earned great respect from his colleagues and peers throughout our company and industry," Cohen said. "He is a trusted advisor who provides excellent judgment, strong leadership and extensive industry experience and has led the company through some of its most complex transactions."
Finally, Lawrence Salva, Comcast's chief accounting officer and controller, moved from senior VP to executive VP. The 15-year company veteran will continue to report to Michael Angelakis, vice chairman and CFO for Comcast.
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