Neil Smit

Neil Smit
Vice Chairman, Comcast Corporation

Last Updated: 10/24/2018

Executive Summary

A former Navy SEAL with a knack for marketing and managing costs, Neil Smit worked stints at brand juggernauts Nabisco and Pillsbury early in his pre-military career. He served as an Executive Vice President at cable giant Time Warner and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Charter Communications in 2005. Unable to work Charter ou

Personal Attributes and Interests

  • Smit was born in 1960.
  • He is described as a "smart, capable executive with a knack for turning around difficult situations" who has a keen talent for marketing and keeping costs down.

Current Focus

  • Company Overview: Comcast Corporation is a media and technology company. The company has two primary businesses: Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Its Comcast Cable business operates in the Cable Communications segment. I

Biographical Highlights

  • Smit obtained a B.S. from Duke University (1980) and an M.S. with a focus on international business from Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • He served as a Navy SEAL, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant

Other Boards and Organizations

  • Former Chairman, Board of Directors, National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA)
  • Former Chairman, Board of Directors, CableLabs

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