BEAVERTON, Ore., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSK, CMCSA), one of the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications services, has promoted Hank Fore to Regional Vice President of the Oregon/SW Washington region. Fore will report directly to Comcast West Division President Steve White and will oversee all aspects of Comcast's video, high-speed Internet and telephone operations from Longview, WA to Eugene, OR, serving more than 600,000 customers and managing about 2,100 employees. Fore begins his new role immediately and will be based in the company's Beaverton, Oregon office.
Fore joins Oregon from Comcast's East Bay Area market in California, where he most recently served as Area Vice President. In this position, he held management responsibilities for about 500,000 customers and 1,100 employees. Under Fore's leadership, he immediately focused on improving the customer experience, dramatically improving the local technical operations metrics, including on time arrival of technicians and repeat trouble calls. He successfully launched a number of advanced services to his customers, adding Comcast Digital Voice, expanding HD and VOD options, and increasing high-speed internet speeds. In addition, Fore's employees helped vote Comcast as a "Best Place to Work" for three consecutive years in The San Francisco Business Times, East Bay Business Times and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.
"I'm honored to join such a customer-focused and technologically innovative team," Fore said. "I look forward to working with Comcast's outstanding employees in Oregon & Southwest Washington to further improve Comcast's relationship with our customers, and bring them even more exciting technologies and entertainment."
Fore is a West Point graduate and began his distinguished career with the United States Armed Forces, holding numerous positions. Ultimately he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army before deciding to retire to pursue a career in the private sector, serving as an executive in technology roles at Times Mirror and International Network Services. Prior to joining Comcast, Fore served as a Regional Vice President at Lucent Technologies, where he oversaw technical support services.
In making the announcement, White stated, "Hank's leadership skills and innovation are a perfect match for the dynamic Oregon/SW Washington market, and his customer focus will deliver great results in all aspects of the business."
Fore earned a bachelor's degree in Engineering from West Point and a master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California.
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.
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SOURCE Comcast Corporation