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Top Comcast executive to step down from operations next year

December 5, 2019 GMT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A top Comcast executive who’s been a longtime civic leader in Philadelphia is stepping down from his operational duties next year as he turns 65.

David L. Cohen has helped guide the cable giant’s lobbying, communications and corporate administration in his role as senior executive vice president.

The former law firm partner has been at Comcast since 2002. Comcast Chief Executive Officer Brian Roberts in a company memo Thursday says Cohen will stay on as a senior advisor.

Cohen in a company email quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer says he wants to focus on the decade ahead for Comcast while also taking more time for his personal life.

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He is also the chairman of the University of Pennsylvania’s Board of Trustees and served as chief of staff to former Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell.