PHILADELPHIA, Feb 16, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Comcast Corporation, the nation’s leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services, announced today that Cathy Avgiris has been promoted to Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Data and Communications group. A nearly twenty-year veteran of Comcast, Avgiris leads all aspects of the Company’s Xfinity Internet and Xfinity Voice services, including the Company’s groundbreaking Internet Essentials program, which provides low-cost Internet service to low-income families. In addition, she is responsible for introducing the new Double and Triple Play consumer offers with Verizon Wireless as well as for the Company’s Wi-Fi service. She reports to Dave Watson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Comcast Cable.
“Cathy’s extraordinary leadership has been instrumental to Comcast’s growth and success,” said Neil Smit, Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Cable Communications. “She has helped us become the largest broadband Internet service provider in the U.S. as well as the largest competitive voice provider to the phone companies. As we look at our future growth opportunities, especially in broadband and Wi-Fi, we are thrilled to have her decades of experience and deep knowledge of the competitive landscape.”
In 2010, Avgiris was awarded one of the cable industry’s most prestigious honors, the Vanguard Award for “Distinguished Leadership” for Cable Operations Management by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association. She has been recognized as one of CableFAX’s “Most Powerful Women in Cable” every year since 2006. In 2007, she was recognized as a “Wonder Woman” by Multichannel News. She also has been honored with the Women in Cable Telecommunication’s “Liberty Award,” a “Woman Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal, and was named one of the “Top 15 Women in Business” by PINK Magazine, a national magazine for professional women. Avgiris is a member of the Forum for Executive Women and is a graduate of Baruch College. Avgiris holds a B.A. in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York and Pennsylvania.
SOURCE: Comcast Corporation