Comcast® Appoints Sean McCarthy as Regional VP for Greater Chicago

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The Philadelphia-based telecommunications company Comcast® has named Sean McCarthy as its Vice President for Business Development and Strategic Initiatives, for the Greater Chicago region. In the role, McCarthy will be accountable to identify and develop strategic business initiatives, oversee advanced networks’ deployment in existing, emerging residential and commercial properties, and corridors, and work with subscribers and private and public corroborators to innovate and identify new methods to integrate connectivity as well as advanced technologies into developments in the real estate and other kinds of projects. Sean McCarthy’s focus will be on the Chicago region and the rest of the state Illinois, northwest Indiana as well as southwest Michigan.

Prior to joining the fastest internet provider, McCarthy served as the director of the Commerce Department in Illinois. He provided leadership as well as strategic guidance to the efforts of the department to grow the economy of the state. Those efforts included encouraging businesses to both invest and create jobs, connect resources to support both investors and entrepreneurs, position the state of Illinois as a business destination for FDI, encourage best talent to reside and work here, and promote the state as an excellent destination for film and tourism.

Besides, he administered services and programs managed by Illinois Offices of Business Development, Community Development, Community Assistance, Energy and Recycling, Employment and Training, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology, Trade and Investment, Tourism, Film, and Urban Assistance.

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Before that, McCarthy served the role of a policy advisor in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, where he administered policy development for 5 state agencies, comprising the Commerce Department. As the liaison of the governor, McCarthy worked with agencies’ directors and experienced staff to transform the Illinois government and improve its economic climate.

Prior to joining the office of the governor, McCarthy served the role of Deputy Chief of Staff for the state’s 14th District Congressperson Randy Hultgren. He spent many years as a director of community relations at Nicor Gas too. In the role, he worked with community leaders and government officials on behalf of Nicor Gas, while giving education about natural gas to other community stakeholders.

Sean McCarthy has a Political Science Bachelor’s Degree, which he earned from Stonehill College, and General Management MBA that he earned from Dominican University. He is presently living in Geneva, Illinois.

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