| Cornelius Smit|
| Tufts University|
CEO of Comcast
| Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
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Neil Smit Wikipedia
Neil Smit (born 1960) is an American businessman and former United States Navy SEAL and was CEO of Comcast Cable, an American corporation providing cable, entertainment, and communications products and services.
Smit earned a Bachelor of Science in oceanography & geology from Duke University and then achieved a Masters of Science Degree from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in international business. Smit served in the United States Navy, serving for five years as a member on the SEALs team and was honorably discharged from the United States Navy at the commissioned officer rank of lieutenant commander. Smit is married and he and his wife have two sons, though he keeps his personal life very private.
Smit was CEO of Comcast Corporation Cable until 2017. In a statement, Smit cited injuries he sustained from his previous career as reasons why he’s changing positions. And approaching 60, he said he’s looking forward to spending more time with his family. His reported annual compensation was $19,856,203, which places him among the top 200 highest paid CEOs in America. Smit joined Comcast in March 2010 from Charter Communications where he served as Chief Executive Officer and Director since 2005. Prior to joining Charter, he was the President of Time Warner’s America Online Access Business, where he oversaw Internet access services, including America Online (AOL), CompuServe and Netscape ISPs. He also served at AOL as Executive Vice President, Member Services, and Chief Operating Officer of MapQuest. Neil also was a regional president with Nabisco and served in a number of management positions at Pillsbury. For five and a half years, Neil served on active duty with the Navy SEAL Teams and retired from the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant commander.
Smit served as the chairman of CableLabs, the research and development consortium for the cable industry, and as chairman of the board of directors of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA). He also serves on the board of directors for C-SPAN.
Smit has remained actively engaged with the veteran community and has led Comcast's commitment to hire at least 10,000 veterans from 2015 - 2017. Additionally, Smit sits on the Executive Committee of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Board of Trustees. He is also a member of the Board of Visitors for Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.