Comcast Promotes Smit to Cable CEO

Comcast said Wednesday that it has promoted cable division president Neil Smit to president and CEO of Comcast Cable Communications.
Smit joined Comcast in March 2010 after serving five years as CEO of Charter Communications. Prior to joining Charter, Smit served as president of Time Warner's America Online Access Business overseeing America Online (AOL), CompuServe and Netscape ISPs. He also served at AOL as executive vice president, Member Services, and chief operating officer of MapQuest. Before that, Smit was a regional president with Nabisco and served in a number of management positions at Pillsbury. For five and a half years, he served on active duty with the Navy SEALS Teams and retired from the service as a Lieutenant Commander.
Smit reports directly to Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts.
"Neil has done a phenomenal job. He has driven innovation, improved the customer experience, increased the speed of the introduction of new products, and has expanded our company into new opportunities for profitable growth. I look forward to his continued leadership of our terrific cable team," Roberts said in a statement.