Comcast Names Wilson-Scott SVP Community Investment

Comcast NBCUniversal has named Dalila Wilson-Scott senior vice president of community investment and president of the Comcast Foundation. She will serve as a corporate officer of Comcast  and will join the company on April 4 from JPMorgan Chase & Co., where she has been head of global philanthropy and president of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation.  

She will report to Comcast senior executive vice president and chief diversity officer David Cohen and will have a dotted-line reporting relationship to NBCU executive vice president Adam Miller.

Comcast also announced that Charisse R. Lillie, who has led Comcast’s community investment team for the past seven years, will assume a new role as Comcast Fellow and vice president, community investment, and will continue to serve as an executive of the Comcast Foundation, where she has been president.

In her newly created role, Wilson-Scott will work across Comcast NBCUniversal to provide strategic leadership throughout all aspects of the company’s community investment and corporate social responsibility programs, including Comcast Cares Day, Green is Universal, the company’s annual United Way campaign, and the Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. She also will provide leadership over Comcast NBCUniversal’s national and global partnerships, including Global Citizen, Red Nose Day, City Year, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Big Brothers Big Sisters, as well as other national and local partnerships. In addition, she will be responsible for coordinating the company’s financial contributions from all sources. Since 2001, Comcast NBCUniversal has invested more than $4 billion in cash and in-kind with its community partners nationwide.  

“For more than a half century, giving back to the community has been a part of Comcast NBCUniversal’s culture, from when we were a small cable system to the global media and technology company we are today,” Cohen said in statement.  “Dalila is highly respected within the philanthropic community and her extensive experience in overseeing charitable initiatives at a worldwide level, combined with the exceptional strategic thinking she brings to her work, makes her the perfect leader for this integrated role.”

Wilson-Scott spent more than 16 years at JPMorgan Chase where she held several roles, most recently in the Office of Corporate Responsibility, leading the firm’s philanthropic initiatives, including employee engagement and volunteerism and helping to set the company’s overall corporate responsibility strategy. Prior to that, she served in the firm’s Corporate Merger Office as member of the team managing the integration of JPMorgan Chase and Bank One. Before this role, she was a Senior Strategic Planning Director focused on evaluating new business initiatives and acquisition opportunities for the retail and commercial banking businesses.  

“I am thrilled to join the exceptional team at Comcast NBCUniversal with its impressive record of community engagement and investment,” said Wilson-Scott said in a statement.  “Leveraging the unparalleled reach and innovation of the Comcast media and technology platform to help address pressing issues facing our communities today is truly an exciting opportunity.”