Board Member

30 Sep

President – Lisa Vetere-Miller

Lisa Vetere, President of WICT Greater Philadelphia Chapter, is Senior Director of Capital Strategy & Analysis at Comcast Headquarters. For the past 11 years, Lisa has been dedicated to Finance in the cable industry through her multiple FP&A positions within different areas of Comcast learning the business from the perspective of the Division, Region, and multiple Headquarters groups. Lisa joined and started her career at Comcast in 2009 in the former Eastern Division as a Financial Analyst and continued her...

30 Sep

Vice President – Carol Ann Sweeney

Carol Ann Sweeney, Senior Manager of Business Operations at Arris, is the Programming Chair for Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Greater Philadelphia Chapter. Carol Ann recently took a position at Arris as Senior Manager of Business Operations in the Global Services organization. In this role, she is responsible for maintaining vendor relationships with 3rd party partners and working with internal teams to determine requirements so they can be effectively communicated. She negotiates agreements with vendors of Arris, as well as...

30 Sep

Past President – Zenita Henderson

Zenita has a deep passion for technology and has over thirty years in the telecommunications industry starting with Toner Cable, Jerrold/General Instrument, Motorola Mobility (a Google Company), ARRIS and now as Vice President of marketing and business development, she is responsible for the largest cable telecommunications tradeshow in the Americas, Cable-Tec Expo® at the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers and its global arm International Society of Broadband Experts. Zenita is an award-winning community and industry relations activist supporting education, arts,...

30 Sep

Chapter Advisor – Marge Jackson

Marge Jackson is a senior executive with a 20-year proven track record of sales, marketing & care operations experience for Comcast HQ Sales and Marketing team. Marge has oversight for sales strategy for more than 3k Inbound and outbound sales agents, handling over 12 million calls annually across 16+ call centers. Marge is responsible for setting the strategic vision to deliver a superior customer sales experience, build customer loyalty, and drive sales growth and revenue through people, processes, tools, and...

30 Sep

Executive Champion – Jodi Friedman

Jodi has over 20 years of sales and business development experience helping to grow some of the industry’s most widely-recognized brands including the Xfinity X1 platform, the TV Guide Network and Interactive Guides, the Starz! Movie Channels, and the Courtroom Television Network (Court TV). Jodi is currently responsible for development of the ARRIS partnership with Comcast Business Services. ARRIS is providing infrastructure, software and technical support services for managed network routing, Wi-Fi, and other cloud-based business intelligence management tools. Jodi...

30 Sep

Executive Champion – Jacquelyn Smith

As part of Comcast Cable’s Technology, Product & Experience Organization, Jacquelyn Smith is Executive Director, Enterprise Solutions. Her current responsibilities include leading and management of the OASIS – Optimizing Applications Strategy Integrations & Support team, implementation and management of enterprise support tools and financial management of the application systems. Jacquelyn’s team is responsible for the lifecycle of these applications including design, development and deployment across various Comcast lines of Business. Some of these applications include, Slack, Salesforce, JIRA, Confluence, Rally,...

30 Sep

Chapter Relations Chair – Kathy Tudisco

Kathy handles internal communications for the Strategic Intellectual Property group at Comcast. She is responsible for raising awareness of the Comcast patent program and recognizing inventors across Comcast/NBCUniversal for their achievements and milestones. Kathy manages the Comcast Inventor Incentive Program and is always finding new ways to motivate and recognize inventors! Currently, Kathy oversees the Philadelphia and Regional Programming for the WICT Greater Philadelphia Chapter. This is Kathy’s 8th year on the WICT Greater Philadelphia Board, having previously served in...

30 Sep

Operations Chair – Kira Chrysczanavicz

Kira Chrysczanavicz, Operations Chair of WICT Greater Philadelphia, holds a Director position primarily focusing on process efficiency, technology, and automation for Revenue at Comcast. It has been an almost 12 year journey for Kira with a variety of accounting and financial system based roles in the Eastern Division and later the National Accounting Organization within Comcast. The opportunity at Comcast began with a Staff Account role, and then Senior, in the former Easter Division in 2007. In 2011, Kira began...

30 Sep

Administration and Volunteer Director – Gayle Erdosy

Gayle Erdosy is a product manager under the Strategic Initiatives unit of Comcast Cable Advertising. In her current role she manages the NPS program for Spotlight & Freewheel, overseeing training, communications, elevations and serving as liaison with Employee Engagement and Customer Experience teams. She was formally with Consumer Services and spent the first 5 years of her Comcast Career as an executive assistant, managing the CommTech Jeopardy program under National Customer Operations. She serves a mentor for Comcast’s ERG Mentorship...

30 Sep

Co-Treasurer – Brittany Jacobson

Brittany Jacobson is currently a Finance Manager within the Procurement Organization at Comcast.  Her current role is finance strategy and support for the Procurement teams that support Comcast Cable, NBCU and Sky.  Brittany manages the forecast and budget for both the Comcast Cable and NBCU Procurement organizations, as well as prepares various presentations and analyses for the executive leadership team.  In her role, Brittany also acts as a liaison between the Procurement team and accounting team to ensure we are...

30 Sep

Co-Treasurer – Jacqueline Means

Jacqueline Means is currently an Accounting Supervisor for Government Programs for Comcast Business. She has over 5 years of corporate accounting and finance experience, with her focus being on data analytics. She currently oversees the calculation, application, and reconciliation of several business funding programs, along with their invoicing, and reporting. In addition to these she focuses on creating automation and job aids for the team, as well as participating in the training process for all other parties involved in the...

30 Sep

Co-Programming Chair – Yvette Thornton

Yvette Thornton is the Intellectual Property Manager in the Strategic IP Department of Comcast. As part of the Patent Development Team, Yvette works closely with Comcast Engineers and Senior Leaders to capture the innovation that is occurring at every level of the company. Yvette also serves as a liaison between the inventive community and the Legal Department. Yvette has been instrumental in developing the internal patent development process including establishing the Patent Review Committee and the Employee Recognition Program. Yvette...

30 Sep

Co-Programming Chair – Michele Corsini

Michele Corsini serves as the Senior Director of Solution Management for Comcast Technology & Product Development organization. She is a seasoned Telecommunications Business and Technology leader with more than 18-years’ experience streamlining business processes, delivering enterprise scale programs that align business objectives with technology solutions. Michele has held various roles since joining Comcast in 1999, and has over a decade of experience successfully leading, designing and implementing information, reporting, and analytical solutions for many successful initiatives to improve customer experience,...

30 Sep

Communications Chair – Lauren Schnatz

Lauren Schnatz, Communications Chair for WICT Philadelphia, is Manager, Experience Design Resourcing & Operations at Comcast. Her career began in cable when she joined Comcast in 2010 as the Project Manager for the X1 Design Team. The past eight years have been dedicated to advancing culture and function within XD while also focusing on improving the customer experience. Lauren has been with WICT since July 2013 when she served as Director of Information Technology. She has previously served on the...

30 Sep

Sponsorship Director – Lauren Blevins

Since joining Comcast Spotlight in 2009, Lauren Blevins has worked in a number of roles across the company. In her current role, she is the Supervisor of Local Traffic Operations where she is responsible for ensuring operational plans are aligned with business objectives. This includes but is not limited to managing an operations team of six coordinators by providing leadership, communication, technical expertise and operational integration across the New York and New Jersey markets. Originally from New Jersey, Lauren relocated...

30 Sep

Sponsorship Director – Angel VanBennekom

Angel VanBennekom is Communications Manager for National Call Center Sales at Comcast in Philadelphia. For over 10 years her career has included a variety of specialties, including communications, marketing, event production, stage management, public relations, graphic design, video production, performing arts, and health & wellness. She is passionate about inspiring people to make their lives simpler and helping teams communicate and do business more effectively. She is also a devoted advocate for women and girls in the community, having previously...

30 Sep

Membership Director – Nidhi Desai

Nidhi joined Comcast Business in 2018 after having worked in various groups throughout the organization, including the National Care Organization, the Comms and Data Business Unit and Customer Experience Teams. In Comcast Business, Nidhi works closely with HQ product teams and the Division Project Management Organization – facilitating the planning and deployment of various HQ product and program launches throughout the Divisions. Nidhi joined WICT in 2016 and served as the program manager for Tech It Out in 2016 and...

30 Sep

Membership Director – Tamara Houston

Tamara Houston is a seasoned business professional with over 20 years in Corporate Accounting and Finance.  She is a talented Leader at a Fortune 50 company and is well versed in various facets of her Financial career having the ability to develop and train employees to become the best them.  She believes that given the right support and environment, individuals can produce phenomenal results. Her background entails studying at Rowan College with a concentration in Accounting.  She also holds a Certificate...

30 Sep

Scholarship Director – Wendy Crocker

Wendy Crocker is part of the National Accounting Organization at Comcast where she oversees the accounting processes for many of the Headquarters Cable Business Units as well as centralized processes done on behalf of the Cable Divisions. She is responsible for effectively communicating information between management, her team, the various Business Units and the Divisions in order to ensure accurate and timely reporting and analysis each month. Wendy is a native of New Hampshire, where she initially joined Comcast’s Northeast...

30 Sep

Mentoring Director – Danielle Bonner

Danielle Bonner is a Finance Manager who supports Comcast’s Technology Product Xperience (TPX) group. In her role, she conducts financial planning and analysis for the HQ Next Generation Access Networks team. Her primary focus is on developing monthly forecasts, annual budgets, and a long-range plan that aligns with TPX business and financial objectives. Prior to joining Comcast in September 2017, Danielle worked for public accounting firm KPMG in their Global Mobility Services group. Danielle earned a B.B.A. in Finance from...

30 Sep

Mentoring Director – Mary Eldridge

Mary Eldridge has been working on the Business Development team for Pureintegration for the past 2 years. Prior to joining Pureintegration, Mary opened the Comcast account for Partners Consulting, a staffing company based in suburban Philadelphia. Mary began her career at Comcast and from there moved over to the programming distribution side of the business working for The Learning Channel. After TLC was sold to Discovery, she was hired by Starz which was then a start-up to work with Comcast,...

30 Sep

Philadelphia Programming – Julia Reusch

As senior manager of communications for Comcast NBCUniversal’s Community Investment department, Julia Reusch is responsible for telling Comcast NBCUniversal’s story of social impact. Prior to Comcast, Reusch worked in various community relations positions at Allstate, including managing the national strategy for agency local presence and serving as a corporate spokeswoman. Before making the switch to corporate communications in 2011, Reusch worked in television for 10 years — as a director for reality shows such as Animal Planet’s “Tanked,” a sports...

30 Sep

Philadelphia Programming – Sara Murphy

Sara Murphy is a Sr. Manager of Corporate Compliance in the Legal Department at Comcast. Sara supports the rollout and implementation of various compliance program fundamentals. In particular, she assists with the management of Comcast’s “Do What’s Right” mandatory compliance and ethics training program and develops employee communications designed to promote an organizational culture of ethics. Sara also serves as the Compliance Lead at Comcast Spectacor, managing the compliance program, including such initiatives as policy implementation, integrity training, employee communications,...

30 Sep

WICT Philly Gives Back Director – Czarina Agravante

Czarina is a Senior Consultant in their Advisory Services practice, primarily focused in the Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment, and Technology industry. She has spent the last 3 years in the telecommunications space working as a technical business analyst. Czarina graduated from Temple University in 2013 with a Bachelors in Management Information Systems. Czarina joined WICT in 2016 and has spent the last 3 years volunteering across multiple events including Tech it Out and WICT Philly Gives Back. Czarina served as...

30 Sep

WICT Philly Gives Back Director – Jodi Teitelman

Jodi Teitelman has been the Vice President of Affiliate Distribution and Marketing at QVC, Inc. since June 2016. In this position, she is charged with increasing QVC and HSN’s programming distribution throughout the country by strengthening relationships with key affiliates, executing strategic affiliate and trade marketing activities, negotiating carriage deals and preferable channel positions for cable, OTT and satellite retailers and directing the activities of a nationwide account management team. Most recently, Teitelman served as Managing Director at Rovi Corp...

30 Sep

Content Strategy Director – Cassandra Fellerman

Cassandra Fellerman joined Comcast to work with the Experience Design group in 2017. Since then, her role has evolved from UX/UI copywriting and conversational design to include strategic discovery and (above all) advocacy for content strategy as a fundamental component of the design process. Cassie is passionate about using the right words for the right job, and believes that clear communication is the key to success in any aspect of work or life in general. This is one of many...

30 Sep

Information Technology Director – Dan Park

Dan Park is a senior user experience designer on the experience design team at Comcast. In his role, Dan focuses on product enhancements and maintenance to the Xfinity X1 platform for the multicultural consumer. Dan joined Comcast in 2015 and has worked on many projects including Spanish menu navigation and content discovery. He is also a lead on the LGBTQ consumer strategy and programming – helping to launch and maintain the LGBTQ Film & TV collection on X1 and native....

30 Sep

Tech It Out Director – Sonya Patton

As Director of Programs, Critical Infrastructure Engineering of Comcast Technology, Sonya is responsible for Critical Infrastructure Portfolio Management and Capital Planning for the Next Generation Access Network(NGAN). This organization upholds access network facilities supporting technology and product roadmaps for over 1600 sites across the Comcast footprint. With a commitment of over 30 years to the industries of both Telecommunications and Finance, Sonya extends a passion and commitment to champion technology and people alike through WICT as well as Comcast’s Black...

30 Sep

Tech It Out Director – Teresa Talese

Teresa is an Executive Director, EBI Stewardship and has been with Comcast for 11 years. Throughout her time with Comcast, Teresa has been a part of three divisions and for the past 5 years until present Teresa has been a part of the Xfinity Consumer Services, Enterprise Business Intelligence (XCS EBI). In her role, Teresa leads the Stewardship organization within the Data Management umbrella focusing on Enterprise data, cross partnership and collaboration amongst business units and technology teams. Teresa is...

30 Sep

Programming Manager – Chelsey May

Chelsey May is a User Experience Designer on the Experience Design team at Comcast where she is responsible for the visual and production design of many of their products, including the XFINITY Stream App. Over the past seven years with Comcast, she has worked on a variety of projects including, XFINITY Share app, TV Go app, marketing communications, Einstein, and all platforms of the X1 Entertainment Operating System. She is a member of the Women’s Network and Young Professionals Network...

30 Sep

Communications Manager – Sindhusha (Sindu) Ravi

Sindhusha (goes by “Sindu”) Ravi is currently a manager on the Xfinity Consumer Services Strategy & Planning team at Comcast, with a passion for developing high-performance teams, executing strategy, ideating via collaboration, and undertaking large-scale change transformation. She transitioned from a strategist role in the Sales & Marketing team, building a 360-degree view of the residential landscape from a competitive standpoint (B2C), in an industry at the forefront of disruption, in order to drive marketing initiatives. Prior to Comcast, Sindu...

30 Sep

Mentoring Manager – Megan Weinberg

Megan Weinberg is a Learning & Development Program Manager for Comcast University.  In this role, Megan consults with Comcast Advertising leaders and team members on building their strategy for Systems/Tools and Operations training.  She is responsible for redesigning the way employees are trained by using new and creative methods and tools.  Megan has been with Comcast Corporation in multiple roles since joining in 2015.  During her tenure, she has held a number of positions including Marketing Traffic Coordinator, Analyst, and...

30 Sep

Chapter Relations Manager – Dana Harper

Dana Harper is currently a Supervisor on the Finance and Accounting team in the Comcast National Accounting Organization. In her almost 8 years at Comcast her responsibilities have included account analysis/account reconciliations (including centralized accruals), cultivating relationships with other business partners outside of Finance & Accounting, and volunteering for software user testing projects. She is very excited as her role has recently transitioned to include more of a technical flair in supporting the end users of accounting systems in the...