Comcast Elevates Zachem, Maxfield To SVP Level In DC

Kathy Zachem has been named senior vice president, regulatory and state affairs, and Melissa Maxfield senior vice president congressional and federal government affairs.

Both were key players in Comcast's effort, ultimately successful, to get the NBCU merger approved by the Federal Communications Commission and not blocked by the Department of Justice.

Zachem, who joined Comcast in 2008, has been the lead advocate for the company at the FCC. She is former founding partner at law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer. Maxfield has been with Comcast for the past eight years. Her past credits include the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

"Their leadership work in connection with our NBCUniversal transaction was integral to its successful completion," said Comcast executive vice David Cohen, who oversees government relations for the company, among other duties.