20 Mar '17, 12pm

Dave Watson to Become President and CEO of Comcast Cable

Dave Watson to Become President and CEO of Comcast Cable

In a major leadership move, Comcast said Dave Watson will become president and CEO of Comcast, succeeding Neil Smit, who will transition to a new role as vice chairman of Comcast Corp., effective April 1. Smit, who will work closely with Watson to ensure a smooth leadership transition over the next few months, will then work part-time with Comcast leaders to “develop future technology-oriented business opportunities,” the company said. Smit, formerly the CEO of Charter Communications and also an exec late of AOL and Nabisco, was named president of Comcast Cable in January 2010 , and was promoted to president and CEO of the cable unit and EVP of Comcast Corp. the following year. Before his corporate career, Smit was a Navy SEAL, serving as a member of SEAL Team Six. Watson, who joined Comcast in 1991, has served as COO of Comcast Cable since 2010, and has partnered with Smi...

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