Executive Director for External Affairs, Comcast Corporation
Jackie Puente is the Executive Director for External Affairs at Comcast Corporation, responsible for national partnerships with diverse stakeholders on policy issues that span media, technology, and telecommunications. Throughout her career, Jackie has served as a translator between public, private, and nonprofit entities, and an advocate to empower communities to leverage media, technology, and digital literacy for economic growth. Prior to joining Comcast, Jackie advised Fortune 100 company clients on a range of technology, telecommunications, tax, and utilities related issues. Jackie has a strong reputation for building coalitions on high profile and complex issues combining her passion for media strategy communications, business development, and regulatory affairs at the state, national, and local levels. Jackie serves as an advisor and board member for many national advocacy and philanthropic organizations including the US Hispanic Leadership Institute, the George Washington University’s Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute, as well as the American Association of People with Disabilities Technology Forum.
Wednesday, February 17
2:05 PM EST
Ensuring Broadband Access to the Latinx Community
Latinx communities continue facing real barriers that hinder their access to broadband technology, particularly in rural communities. Internet access is essential for finding resources, economic opportunities, and information during the COVID-19 pandemic. This panel will discuss the importance of driving solutions to ensure our communities have access to high speed internet access.Register for the Gala Register for the Summit