SVP, Human Resources - Central Division Comcast Cable Communications, Inc.
Tina Simmons, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, is responsible for leading all facets of human resources and organizational effectiveness for 30K employees in Comcast Cable’s Central Division and for all people-related functions including: compensation, diversity & inclusion, employee engagement, labor relations, employee communications, HR policy, performance management, talent acquisition, and talent management. Tina serves on the company’s Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Council.
She began her career with Bell Atlantic (Verizon) as Manager of Call Centers for Small Businesses in Pennsylvania and Delaware. She then transitioned to PECO Energy as Call Center Manager for call centers serving Southeast Pennsylvania customers. In her role as Practice Manager for GartnerGroup’s Contact Center Assessment service, Tina was able to use her operations experience to identify and share customer care best practices. She also built the Customer Care function at Software Consulting Group.
A graduate of Villanova University, Tina holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and went on to earn a Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. Her professional studies include completion of Comcast’s premier leadership development program – Executive Leadership Forum, the Harvard Business School/CTAM (Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing) Cable Executive Management Program, the Cornell University ILR School HR Strategy Executive Education, and the WICT Senior Executive Summit at Stanford programs. Tina is a national trustee on the South East Region Board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. She serves on the Villanova School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council. Tina is a mentor for Women in Cable and Telecommunications (WICT) and also serves as a Chapter Advisor for the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) – Atlanta Chapter. Tina held Comcast’s board seat with the Urban League of Philadelphia and was Vice Chairman of the Board. She is a member of the Pi Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Tina received Villanova University’s Eby Award for Outstanding Post Graduate Achievement. She has frequently been recognized as one of the Most Influential Minorities in Cable and one of the Most Powerful Women in Cable by Cablefax Magazine. Tina is the 2005 winner of NAMIC’s Paragon Award and received WICT’s Liberty Award in 2006. In 2007, she became a Class XIV Fellow of the WICT Betsy Magness Leadership Institute. Tina was awarded “Women Worth Watching in 2010” honors by the Profiles in Diversity Journal, recognized among the National Diversity Council’s 2011 “Most Powerful & Influential Women in Pennsylvania,” 2012’s “Most Powerful & Influential Women for Tri-State” awards, and the National Diversity Council’s “Most Powerful & Influential Women of Georgia” award in 2014 and the “Multicultural Leadership Award” in 2016. Tina was recognized among 2017’s “Who’s Who in Black Atlanta” by the Atlanta Tribune and received the NAMIC – Atlanta Chapter’s “Mae Douglas Mentoring” award in 2017. Finally, Tina received the Off the Field Players Wives Association “Woman of Impact” Award and the WICT Southeast Chapter Red Letter Award in 2019. Tina resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband.