LIVERMORE, Calif., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSK, CMCSA) http://comcastcalifornia.mediaroom.com/, one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications services, has named Curt Henninger as Regional Senior Vice President for California, it was announced today by Steve White, President of Comcast's West Division. Henninger will report directly to White and will oversee all aspects of Comcast's video, high-speed Internet and telephone operations in both the Bay Area and Central California, serving more than 2.4 million customers and managing about 7,000 employees. Henninger begins his new role immediately and will be based in the company's Livermore office.
Henninger joins California from Comcast's Oregon & Southwest Washington Region, where he most recently served as Regional Senior Vice President. In this position, he held management responsibilities for about 600,000 customers and 2,000 employees. Under Henninger's leadership, the Oregon & Southwest Washington Region was selected as Comcast's "System of the Year" twice in a four year period, highlighting the region's operational excellence and commitment to providing an excellent customer experience. In addition, in October 2009, Communications Technology Magazine selected Oregon & Southwest Washington as "Cable System of the Year" for the entire country, highlighting the region's reputation for pioneering new products and services for the company.
"I am elated and honored to assume this new leadership role for one of Comcast's most dynamic markets," Henninger said. "I look forward to working with the outstanding Comcast employees in California to further improve our relationship with our customers and to provide the best entertainment and communications experience in the state."
Henninger is a veteran telecommunications executive, with deep experience in sales, marketing, operations, and general management. Prior to leading the Oregon & Southwest Washington market for Comcast and AT&T Broadband, Henninger was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for MediaOne in New England. Before entering the cable industry, Henninger spent five years in the wireless phone industry as Director of Sales and Distribution of Sales Channels for AirTouch Cellular. Prior to this role, he worked at Circuit City Stores in Richmond, Virginia, where he was responsible for merchandising and purchasing.
In making the announcement, White stated, "Curt's proven track record of delivering superior operating results, combined with his passion for improving the customer experience, will be invaluable as he leads the diverse and technology-savvy California market."
Henninger holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, and has attended executive development programs at Harvard, the Anderson School at UCLA, and Wharton.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 23.8 million cable customers, 15.7 million high-speed Internet customers, and 7.4 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.
Comcast's California Region, based in Livermore, California, serves more than 2.4 million customers in Northern and Central California. Comcast employs more than 7,000 local residents across the region.
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SOURCE Comcast Corporation