Sena Fitzmaurice, executive director of communication for
Comcast, the nation's largest cable operator, has been named VP, government
communications, in charge of government affairs communications in Washington.
Comcast will be doing a lot of communicating in the nation's
capital over the next year, with its proposed joint venture with NBCU being
vetted at both the FCC and Justice Department.
Fitzmaurice re-joined Comcast in 2006 from lobbying firm
Wexler and Walker. Before that, she was with Comcast's communications
department in Philadelphia,
where the company is headquartered.
In a release announcing the promotions, Comcast Executive VP
David Cohen calls Fitzmaurice a "talented professional with a unique
ability to navigate complex issues and communicate them to critical
Also getting a VP stripe was Colleen Rooney, senior director
of internal communications, who is now VP, internal communications, which
includes running Comcast's internal blog, intranet and corporate production
If that NBCU deal goes through, Rooney will be reunited with
an old boss. Rooney joined Comcast in 2001 from GE Capital. NBCU parent GE will
own 49% of the Comcast/NBCU joint venture, at least at the outset.
"Colleen is a strategic partner and terrific leader who
drives open, honest communications throughout our organization and is a
champion for our employees," says Cohen.