McSlarrow to Head Comcast's Mountain Region

Exec Will Oversee Cable Operations in Utah, Arizona

Confirming a report Tuesday in Multichannel News, Comcast announced Wednesday that Kyle McSlarrow, who has been president of Comcast/NBCU's D.C. office, will be moving into an operations post. He has been named regional vice president of the Mountain division, overseeing cable systems in Utah and Arizona.

McSlarrow will report to Steve White, president of the MSO's West Divison.

“We’re delighted Kyle will now be turning all of his attention to our business operations which has been a goal of his since he came to Comcast," said Comcast EVP David Cohen in a statement.

McSlarrow said when he left the National Cable & Telecommunications Association a year and ahalf ago -- he had been president at the trade organization -- that he was looking to get into the operations side of the business.

The release did not talk about who Comcast would bring, or name from within, to replace McSlarrow as head of the Washington office. He had been heading up both operations and public policy in Washington.

“Kyle brings a diverse background of public policy, operational acumen, and deep experience in cable and programming and I’m very pleased he will be joining my team,” said White in a statement “His operations experience in D.C., and his multiple years at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, will be a great asset to us in the Mountain Region as we continue to develop and roll out innovative products and services to our customers.”

McSlarrow joined the company in April 2011 from the NCTA, where he had been president since March 2005.

McSlarrow knows all about overseeing budgets and staffs. He previously served as the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Energy, which boasted more than 100,000 employees and a budget of $23 billion, according to his Comcast bio.