Comcast Corporation has promoted Cathy Avgiris to chief financial officer of Comcast Cable, effective July 1, 2013. Avgiris, a twenty-one-year Comcast veteran, will report to Neil Smit, president and chief executive officer, Comcast Cable. She succeeds Dave Scott, who is retiring after twenty years with the Company.
“Cathy brings broad operational expertise, a strong financial background and a deep understanding of our company and our industry to her new role,” says Smit. “She is an exceptional leader who has successfully managed some of Comcast’s largest and fastest-growing operations and I look forward to working with her as we continue to grow our business.”
Avgiris has been instrumental in the growth and development of Comcast for more than twenty years. In her current role as executive vice president and general manager, Communications and Data Services, Avgiris leads Comcast’s XFINITY Internet, XFINITY Voice, and consumer wireless business. Avgiris is also responsible for launching the Verizon Wireless partnership, managing the Company’s Internet Essentials program, which provides low-cost Internet service to low-income families, and overseeing Comcast’s WiFi initiative.
During her tenure with the Company, Avgiris has also served as SVP and general manager of Comcast Digital Voice and SVP of Finance for Comcast Cable, where she managed all financial and administrative activity for Comcast’s high-speed Internet and Voice services.