VP, Government Affairs - Chicago Region


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Position Details

VP, Government Affairs - Chicago Region
Chicago Illinois
Chicago/Oak Brook, IL

Job Summary:

The Regional Vice President, Government Affairs is responsible for the development, implementation and coordination of all local government and external affairs and practices for the Chicago Region. This VP leads a team within government and external affairs to develop and implement engagement strategies and monitor local government actions and policies as well as oversees corporate initiatives and community affairs activities. They will participate with other top leaders to establish region/group/company-wide processes, goals and priorities.


  • Leads local government and external affairs activity for all communities and states in their assigned area(s). 
  • Collaborates with senior management and Federal and State Government Affairs personnel to develop and implement strategies that shape public policy regarding proposed legislative and regulatory initiatives. 
  • Monitors local business environment and legislative, regulatory, and public policy activities affecting Company and relevant industries. Coordinates and leads lobbying activity, as needed. Oversees programming related to corporate initiatives and community affairs activities.
  • Collaborates on strategic direction and overall guidelines for broadband deployment, including community engagement, RFPs, compliance requirements and securing necessary agreements to operate, including but not limited to cable franchises, easements and right of ways. 
  • Develops and maintains relationships with government representatives and regulators at the federal, state, and local level. Travels to attend meetings, hearings, or other events to represent the company. 
  • Drafts, analyzes and/or presents legislation, ordinances, amendments, and testimony as necessary. 
  • Provides leadership and supervision to the government and external affairs professional teams, including budget, performance management and strategic priorities. 
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance. 
  • Regular, consistent, and punctual attendance. Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary. 
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Understand our Operating Principles; make them the guidelines for how you do your job. 
  • Own the customer experience - think and act in ways that put our customers first, give them seamless digital options at every touchpoint, and make them promoters of our products and services. 
  • Know your stuff - be enthusiastic learners, users and advocates of our game-changing technology, products, and services, especially our digital tools and experiences. 
  • Win as a team - make big things happen by working together and being open to new ideas. 
  • Be an active part of the Net Promoter System - a way of working that brings more employee and customer feedback into the company - by joining huddles, making call backs, and helping us elevate opportunities to do better for our customers. 
  • Drive results and growth. 
  • Respect and promote inclusion & diversity. 
  • Do what's right for each other, our customers, investors, and our communities.


  • Bachelor's Degree required, graduate degree preferred


  • Minimum 7 to 15 years of progressively responsible experience in all aspects of Local or State Government Affairs related disciplines working with legislators and/or government agencies. 
  • Prior City of Chicago or State of Illinois Government Affairs experience required. 
  • Broadband industry experience preferred. 
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills and sound verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills.

Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer.

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