Comcast appoints vice president of business development & strategic initiatives in California

Comcast named Elaine Barden Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Initiatives for the California Region, the company said.

She is based in the company´s Livermore, California office and reports to John Gauder, Regional Vice President for California.

In this strategic role, Elaine will focus on business development and the continued expansion of Comcast´s infrastructure through partnerships with housing developers, municipalities and businesses. Elaine´s team will harness the combined capabilities of various Comcast NBCUniversal entities in California, including Comcast Ventures, NBCUniversal, the Comcast Innovation Center and Comcast Spotlight to serve current and future customers throughout the region.

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