Mr. Joseph W. Waz, Jr., also known as Joe, served as President of the Comcast Foundation. Mr. Waz served as Senior Vice President of External...
Mr. Joseph W. Waz, Jr., also known as Joe, served as President of the Comcast Foundation. Mr. Waz served as Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Public Policy Counsel at Comcast Corp., from March 2008 to April 2011. Mr. Waz served as Consultant of Comcast Corporation since April 30, 2011. Mr. Waz was primarily responsibile for Comcast's public policy activities and worked closely with its federal government affairs, law, state and local government relations, and public relations professionals. He served as Vice President of Public Policy at Comcast Cable, a division of Comcast Corp. until April 2011. He served as Vice President of External Affairs and Public Policy Counsel of Comcast Corp., until March 2008. He joined Comcast in 1994. He worked for 11 years with The Wexler Group, in Washington, D.C., and served as an Executive Vice President and General Counsel and his practice included representation of a range of telecommunications and content companies and associations. He began his Washington career with Ralph Nader's Telecommunications Research and Action Center in 1979. Mr. Waz serves as an Officer or Member of the boards of the Settlement Music School, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Corporate Executive Board, the National Council for Cancer Survivorship, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Pennsylvania Economy League, and the University of Connecticut School of Law Foundation. Mr. Waz serves as an Executive Director of COMPAC-USA. He served as Chairman of the Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation. At the NCTA convention in May 2002, he was presented with the cable industry's highest honor, the Vanguard Award, for his work in government and community relations. He is an author of one book (Reverse the Charges. 1983, a Book-of-the-Month Club pro bono selection) and author or editor of numerous articles and journals on communications policy topics. Mr. Waz holds a Bachelors Degree from Boston University and a Doctor of laws from the University of Connecticut School of Law.