Johnnie Giles serves as Executive Director of External Affairs for Comcast Corporation and Vice President of External Affairs for Comcast Cable, where he is responsible for developing policy positions and advocacy strategies in support of the company’s various lines of business. Additionally, he serves as the principal interface between Comcast and the national Asian Pacific Islander community organizations and supports Comcast’s Legislative Affairs group in working with the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.
Mr. Giles previously served as Regional Vice President of Government Affairs for Comcast’s California region, where he spearheaded all aspects of Comcast’s governmental affairs activities and legislative advocacy efforts in California.
A seasoned cable veteran with more than 20 years of industry experience, Mr. Giles was recognized in 2010 by CableFax Magazine as one of the ”Most Influential Minorities in Cable.” He joined Comcast in 2003 and has led the company’s government affairs efforts in California since that time. Before that he held positions at the Chronicle Publishing Company in San Francisco, working on the mergers and acquisitions team and eventually moved into the Chronicle’s cable television division. He also worked for Age Wave, Inc, a venture capital/incubator firm from 2000 to 2003 and was the managing partner at Blackwave, LLC, an Internet start-up from 2004 to 2007.
Mr. Giles has been active within the Asian Pacific Islander community for nearly three decades. He currently serves on the executive board of the Center for Asian American Media. He is secretary and founding member of Asian Americans for Good Government PAC, which supports API candidates for elected office. Mr. Giles also was the founding board chairman for the California Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce, he also currently serves on board or advisory board for AAJC, APIAVote, APALC, APAPA, JACL, ACE, OCA, APAICS C4, CA Emerging Technology Fund, CA Foundation for the Environment and the Economy.