Comcast announced the promotion of Kathy Zachem to executive VP of regulatory and state legislative affairs.
The nine-year company veteran will continue to report to David L. Cohen, senior exec VP and chief diversity officer for Comcast.
“Kathy is an outstanding leader who has done a terrific job overseeing our regulatory and legislative team through an ever-changing political climate,” Cohen said, in a statement. “Her sage counsel has not only cemented her status as one of the most respected regulatory professionals in Washington, but also as a trusted colleague here at Comcast. She is highly deserving of this promotion for the superb work she has done for our company and our industry.”
A 2016 winner of the NCTA’s Vanguard Award for government and community relations, Zachem joined Comcast in 2008, leading the cable company’s advocacy before federal agencies and state legislators.
Prior to signing on with Comcast, she was a founding partner at the law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, where she practiced communications law for 23 years.