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Country of Citizenship:   USA

Social Security Number:  XXX-XX-XXXX



Vacancy Announcement #: OPA-2010-0001

Position:                               Public Affairs and/or legislative Affairs                        



Core Competencies

Large corporate cable television background, media/public relations, FCC regulatory filings, Hart-Scott-Rodino requirements, Pole Attachment proceedings, FAA Tower Structure studies, telephony, close interaction with local/state/Federal elected officials, digital broadcasting, network management, franchising compliance, contract negotiation/renewal, public/education/government access channels, mergers and acquisitions, real estate closings, customer/subscriber interface, communicate company message to commissions and other organizations, paralegal duties including legal research, project management and strategy implementation, report preparation and presentation, use of advanced business software


Professional Experience

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Salary:  $101,500 annually

Hours per week: 40+

Supervisor:  Mary Walrond, Director of Human Resources xxx-xxx-xxxx May Contact


Director of Government Affairs and Public Relations


For this leading telecommunications leader, over the past four+ years have led the Company public relations efforts, placing particular emphasis on working closely with government agencies, elected officials at the local, state and Federal levels as well as key public and third-party contacts.   A major component of this has been to ensure Company policies are communicated clearly to government entities and legislators at all levels.  Serve as Lobbyist focusing on Tennessee initiatives regarding various areas, including video franchising, pole attachment rates, telephony, general cable industry issues, and provide development, direction and media-related support for Company as well as local grass roots programs.   Charged with oversight of 118 cable franchises with over 650,000 subscribers and conducted contract renewal negotiations for ten franchises, resulting in $450MM in revenues.


Interface with local outlets (NBC, CNN) regarding production of weekly Comcast Newsmakers series, booking more than 25 guests over one year, including high-profile Nashville celebrities such as Mayor Karl Dean.  Managed programmer system participation of C-SPAN Book TV Bus//Campaign 2008 Bus, CNN Election Express Yourself Demonstration Trailer, Animal Planet Expo, Discovery Channel, MTV Rock the Vote Campaign and History Channel.  Served as producer for Comcast regional Town Hall meetings which was broadcast to six states, representing over 900 Comcast management personnel.


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Develop public service announcement (PSA ) scripts and manage production for cable system for charitable organizations, including Governor Bredesen s Books from Birth Foundation, entertainer Dolly Parton s Imagination Library and holidays messages for elected individuals from 15 local communities.  Have oversight of $2.5MM in charitable contributions for in kind PSA sponsorships.


Play key role in variety of Comcast-affiliated charitable organizations such as Comcast Cares Day, the United Way Campaign and the Comcast Foundation.   In 2008, aided annual United Way efforts, increasing participation by local employees 25% over 2007.  Worked closely with local affiliates of ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX networks and the Tennessean newspaper to organize the 2007/2008 United Way Media Challenge Talent Show.  For the 2009 Comcast Cares Day, brought in 850 volunteers to assist with a project for 74 Nashville elementary schools. 


Additionally, managed volunteer participation from the PENCIL Foundation, the Urban League of Middle Tennessee and the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, increasing 2009 involvement over 2008 by 40%.  For the Comcast Foundation, facilitated the awarding of local grants totaling in excess of $185,000 to the Governor s Books from Birth Foundation, PENCIL Foundation and the Urban League of Middle Tennessee.  Also oversee and meet or exceed budgeted diversity efforts of the Urban League of Middle Tennessee, Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, Tennessee State University, PENCIL Foundation and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee.


Spearhead development and implementation of emergency preparedness plan information dispersal for Florida s west coast, including serving in a liaison role between Comcast and county emergency centers and as a system spokesperson during commission meetings and to broadcast news and other media.




July 1999 C April 2005

Cole, Raywid & Braverman, LLP (Davis Wright Tremaine LLP)

Washington, DC 20006

Salary:  $82,000 annually

Hours per week: 40+

Supervisor:  Dave Thomas, 202.637.5675     May Contact



Cable/Regulatory Specialist C Paralegal Manager


Tasked with responsibility for variety of issues, including analysis of possible legislation or cable franchise transfers; assisted with formal/informal multiple system operator (MSO) franchises, including due diligence, and filed required materials (transfers, licenses, signal leakage, regulatory fees, among others) per Hart-Scott-Rodino.  Researched all ordinances on cable mergers, acquisitions and renewals and provided litigation support, verifying legal citations and references.  Summarized depositions as well as hearing and oral argument transcripts, and assisted in the preparation of various documents and other legally-required items and systems/processes; prepared opinions and closing documents.    



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Served as Project Manager, assisting development and implementation of project strategy, of a competitive local exchange carrier nationwide fiber optics telecommunications project, deploying switched voice service to over 4500 communities.  Project resulted in revenues of $7MM+.  Oversaw 33 attorneys and paralegals, monitoring daily work output and coordinating assignments.  Administratively, charged with responsibility for negotiating contracts with employment agencies, hiring employees, preparing performance evaluations and, when necessary, terminating underperforming individuals. Maintained client checking account, dispersing $400,000 in fees for project localities.


Employed Microsoft software to develop various project reports, including a weighted average franchise report and a population completion report, and Access database software for tracking progress of project, successfully achieving deployment schedule of 2.5 years. 


Worked closely on the Comcast/AT&T Broadband acquisition, providing analysis of over 400 cable TV franchises, and the considered Adelphia acquisition, reviewing 250+ cable TV franchises.  Also realized in excess of $4MM in revenues due to proper management of the Adelphia bankruptcy billing.  





Stephen F. Austin State University

Nacogdoches, TX

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, Legal/Political Science Emphasis, 1992


Southern Methodist University - ABA Approved Program

Dallas, TX

Legal Assistant Certification, Litigation Emphasis, 1989




Community Involvement

Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, Nashville, TN

Board Member


All About Women Tennessee, Nashville, TN

Advisory Board


Tennessee Cable Telecommunications Association, Nashville, TN

Board/Chair Legislative/3rd Party Outreach Committee




National League of Cities IT & Technology Committee, Nashville, TN

Emerging Policies to Improve Broadband Access June 2009





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