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March 16, 2010

Comcast Corporation Appoints Cathy Avgiris as Senior Vice President and General Manager for Comcast Cable

By Deepika Mala, TMCnet Contributor

Comcast Corporation, one of the nation’s premier providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services has appointed Cathy Avgiris (News - Alert) as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Communications and Data Services for Comcast Cable.

As Senior Vice President and General Manager, Avgiris will oversee all aspects of Comcast’s (News - Alert) Xfinity Internet and Xfinity Voice services as well as the Company’s High-Speed 2go 4G/3G wireless data service.

“Cathy has done a tremendous job growing our voice business and launching our 4G wireless data service,” David Juliano (News - Alert), Executive Vice President of Comcast Cable, says. “Under her leadership, Comcast became the third-largest residential phone services provider in the U.S. in less than four years and I’m confident that Cathy’s management expertise will enable us to continue to innovate and grow these other businesses, especially in light of our recent Xfinity launch.”

The influence of Avgiris, as a 17-year veteran of the communications industry, extends beyond her recent success with Comcast Digital Voice and Comcast High-Speed 2go. She has served as Senior Vice President of Finance for Comcast Cable and has managed all financial and operations activities for the online and voice businesses from 2000 to 2005.

Numerous accolades have been received by Avigiris for her achievements such as : being named one of the “Top 15 Women in Business” by PINK Magazine, the “Most Powerful Women in Cable” by Cableworld, a “Wonder Women” by MultiChannel News, and a recipient of the Women in Cable and Telecommunications Liberty Award.

She has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Baruch College and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York and Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Forum for Executive Women, and has served in leadership roles with WICT Philadelphia.In addition, Avigiris has also served on a variety of community charitable organizations.

In related news, Comcast Corporation has introduced a multicultural education and outreach campaign, “Make a Difference – Be Counted!”

Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard