Kyle McSlarrow, the outgoing chief lobbyist for the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, is headed for Comcast/NBC Universal, where he will be the newly merged media company's point person in the nation’s capital as president, Washington, D.C., a new position.
McSlarrow, who knows his way around Washington from his six years representing the cable industry, will now have responsibilities for Comcast's business operations in the area, and will serve as the company's public policy advocate, balancing the interests of cable, broadcast, movie studios, and theme parks.
“I am very pleased to welcome Kyle to the Comcast/NBCUniversal team and look forward to working with him as he leads our Washington public policy, legislative, and regulatory government affairs activities. The entire senior leadership team has worked closely with Kyle as he led NCTA and we are now thrilled to have him play such a vital role at Comcast," said Cohen.
The position seems tailor-made for McSlarrow, who announced last November that he would leave the NCTA this spring.
NCTA is still searching for a successor. Executive Vice President James Assey will continue to manage the association during the transition.