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Comcast Names Government Affairs Guru

Juan Otero, director of economic development for the National Governor's Association in Washington, with responsibility for lobbying the Commerce Committees, has joined Comcast as VP, government and regulatory affairs, Michigan region.

He will be responsible for government affairs/regulatory compliance for the cable operator's 1.3 million-sub systems in the region.

Otero's resume includes the Department of Homeland Security, the National League of Cities, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.