In his new position, Mr Perkins will be responsible for the Comcastâ€™s government affairs team in Philadelphia, as well as the companyâ€™s outreach efforts to third party groups.
Mr Perkins will report to Kyle McSlarrow and Kathy Zachem, senior vice president, regulatory and state legislative affairs.
Since joining Comcast in 2001, Mr Perkins has managed local government affairs while the company has grown from operating 2,500 communities to 6,000 communities. His responsibilities have included implementing the companyâ€™s regulatory and legislative initiatives at the local level, managing relationships with state and local intergovernmental associations, developing political strategy, and grassroots communications.
Prior to joining Comcast, Mr Perkins served as vice president of system services and assistant to the president at Mercy Health System in Pennsylvania and worked in legislative affairs at Keystone Mercy/AmeriHealth Mercy Health Plan and with the North Philadelphia Health System.
Kyle McSlarrow, president of Comcast/NBCUniversal for Washington, DC, said: â€œIn his decade with the company, Bret has shown tremendous stewardship in managing the companyâ€™s public policy initiatives.
â€œFrom his work managing local government affairs while the company doubled the number communities we serve, to his efforts in connection with the NBCUniversal transaction, Bret has been vital to our team and its success. As he now takes charge of External Affairs for Comcast, we look forward to his leadership in his new role.â€
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