Klayton Fennell is the Vice President of Government Affairs for Comcast providing government affairs support and guidance to Comcast’s market-based government affairs teams, and to the headquarter based business and operations teams. In his role, Fennell develops, coordinates, and executes Comcast's local political and regulatory strategy in over 6,400 communities in 40 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to his Government Affairs duties, Fennell serves as Comcast’s key contact with LGBT advocacy organizations, serves on Comcast’s Internal Diversity Council and is an Executive Champion to Comcast’s LGBT employee resource group, OUT. Fennell has an extensive background in telecommunications, policy development, public affairs, corporate communications, advocacy, relationship building and community investment.
Prior to his current role, Fennell was Comcast’s Regional Vice President of Government Affairs in South Florida - responsible for shaping and advancing the company's government, public and community relations strategies in the greater Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and FL Keys area. Fennell began his career with Comcast in 2001 as a Director of Government Affairs for Comcast headquarters, where among other things he shepherded Comcast's acquisition of AT&T Broadband through the local and state regulatory approval processes.
A Florida native, Fennell earned his B.A. in Political Science from Jacksonville University and a doctor of laws from The Florida State University College of Law. Fennell and his husband, Valentine Vigil-Fennell, split their time between the Philadelphia area and South Florida.