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Comcast Veteran Joins Nielsen

Cable-industry veteran Patricia Andrews-Keenan joined Nielsen as vice president of communications and community affairs.

Andrews-Keenan previously served as VP of community affairs for Comcast’s Greater Chicago region.

Based in Chicago, Andrews-Keenan’s responsibilities at Nielsen include advertising, government relations, community outreach, education and philanthropic initiatives. She will also be instrumental in helping Nielsen to achieve its diversity goals and the continued successful implementation of Local People Meter services in major U.S. markets.

Andrews-Keenan reports to senior VP and chief communications officer Jack Loftus.

She brings more than 20 years of communications and community affairs experience in the telecommunications industry to the position.

In her new role at Nielsen, Andrews-Keenan will further strengthen the company's communications and community-affairs efforts by developing and fostering relations with key local and national organizations, government officials and community leaders.

Andrews-Keenan earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Grambling State University in Louisiana. She is also a graduate of the Executive Leadership Development Program at UCLA’s Anderson School. She has held increasingly responsible positions with several cable operators in Chicago.

She serves on the board of directors of the Chicago Children’s Choir and the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications, where she was a past national president. She has formerly served on the boards of the Quad County Urban League, Volunteers of America, the Naperville Chamber of Commerce and the DuPage County Girl Scouts.

She has received numerous awards for her community-relations work, including a Silver Anvil from the Public Relations Society of America and several Beacon Awards from the Association of Cable Communicators.