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Wednesday March 23, 2011

Comcast-NBC Fills its National Hispanic Advisory Council with Many High Profile Hispanics

Comcast-NBC Fills its National Hispanic Advisory Council with Many High Profile Hispanics

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Comcast Corporation/NBC Universal, one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information, and communications products and services, today announced it has created a Joint External Diversity Advisory Council to advise the senior executive teams at Comcast and NBCUniversal as the company takes steps to become an industry leader in diversity.

The Joint Diversity Council consists of four, nine-member Diversity Advisory Councils, representing the interests of African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, and Women, respectively. The Joint Diversity Council also has members representing veterans, Native Americans, people with disabilities, and the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (“LGBT”) community, as well as representatives of Comcast’s and NBCUniversal’s internal diversity councils.

They will provide advice on the five Focus Areas stipulated in the Memoranda of Understanding entered into by the companies and various national diverse leadership organizations: (1) Corporate Governance; (2) Employment/Workforce Recruitment&Retention; (3) Procurement; (4) Programming; and (5) Philanthropy&Community Investment.

Comcast said the Joint Diversity Council will conduct its first meeting in May 2011 and will meet formally semi-annually.

National Hispanic Advisory Council

· Lillian Rodriguez Lopez, Council Chair, President, Hispanic Federation (New York, NY)

· Alba E. Martinez, Vice Chair, Principal, Vanguard (Philadelphia, PA)

· Martin J. Chavez, Executive Director, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA (Washington, DC)
· Guarione M. Diaz, President & Chief Executive Officer, Cuban American National Council (Miami, FL)

· Beni Matias, Educator, Filmmaker (New York, NY)

· Janet Murguía, President & Chief Executive Officer, National Council of La Raza, Incoming Chair, HACR Board (Washington, DC)

· Alex Nogales, President/Chief Executive Officer, National Hispanic Media Coalition (Pasadena, CA)

· Javier Palomarez, President & CEO, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Dallas, TX)

· Brent Wilkes, National Executive Director, League of United Latin American Citizens (Washington, DC)