Comcast Promotes Lobbyist

John Gibbs has been named vice president of state government affairs.
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Comcast (CMCSA) - Get Report named John Gibbs has been named vice president of state government affairs.

The Philadelphia-based cable system operator said he will oversee Comcast's state-level government affairs activities, including the formation of legislative strategies and policy initiatives. Gibbs will be based in St. Paul, Minn., and report to Comcast's vice president of government affairs, Kerry Knott, in Washington, D.C.

Knott said, "John is a fantastic leader and he will be a valuable part of our overall government affairs team as we engage state policymakers across the nation."

Gibbs, a 20-year telecommunications veteran, has been serving as the vice president of government and regulatory affairs for Comcast's Midwest Division for the past three years, where he has been responsible for local government affairs, franchising and regulatory compliance issues.