VP, Sales & Marketing, Western New England Region Comcast
Janet Uthman serves as Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Comcast’s Western New England Region. In this role, Uthman oversees all marketing and sales and initiatives for the region, which serves over 800,000 customers in more than 300 communities in Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, Vermont, Western New Hampshire and New York.
Uthman works to ensure all marketing and sales goals and initiatives for the region are communicated, supported and met for all channels and stakeholders. She is also responsible for overseeing marketing campaigns; competitive intelligence and strategy; local marketing and sales event sponsorships; and regional sales channels.
Uthman brings a wealth of industry experience and marketing leadership to her role. She previously served as director of product management for Comcast’s Western New England Region, owned her own cable industry consulting company and served as a Regional Director for Comcast in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to joining Comcast, Uthman served as corporate marketing director for Black Entertainment Television and also held management positions at The Disney Channel and Coopers & Lybrand.
Uthman’s commitment to her role in the Comcast organization extends beyond the workplace and into the community. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Urban League of Hartford and regularly participates in Comcast Cares Day, a national annual day of volunteering for Comcast employees, family and friends. In 2004, Uthman helped to co-found Washington Wolfe Gateway Community Association in East Baltimore, Maryland to revive a neighborhood that had been nearly devastated by disinvestment and neglect. With the help of the neighborhood citizens, city leaders and police, they were able to take back and revitalize the neighborhood.
Uthman is also active in many industry organizations, including the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) and the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communication (NAMIC). She was one of just 40 business executives from across the country that was chosen to participate in NAMIC’s prestigious Executive Leadership Development Program in 2009 and she is also a 2005 graduate of Comcast’s Executive Leadership Forum, a highly selective professional development program designed for the company’s high-performing leaders. In 2011, Uthman was one of 12 executives across the country that was honored by NAMIC with a Luminary Award and she was also named one of the “Most Influential Minorities in Cable” by CableFAX: The Magazine the same year. Uthman was also chosen to participate in The FEW (The Forums for Executive Women), a highly selective invitation only leadership program for senior level women executives through Women Unlimited, Inc.
Uthman earned her Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from UC Berkeley. She resides in West Hartford, Connecticut.