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The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy welcomes new Commission member Robert F. Smith

27 April 2015
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The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy is pleased to welcome new Commission member Robert (Bob) F. Smith. Bob, the Region Vice President of Community Investment at Comcast, is a 25-year veteran of the cable telecommunications industry. He joined Comcast in 1994 and has held leadership positions in government affairs, communications and community investment.

“I greatly admire the Commission’s outstanding work on adult literacy, digital literacy, and preparing Philadelphians for the workforce. I’m honored to have this opportunity to join the Commission and look forward to supporting those efforts,” Bob said.

Bob currently leads strategic community investment activities for the Comcast operating region serving the Greater Philadelphia Region. Bob is also involved with Comcast Internet Essentials, which aims to bridge the digital divide by providing low-cost Internet service, computer equipment, and digital literacy training to families with at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program.

A native of northern New Jersey, Bob earned a degree in media arts from Jersey City State College (now New Jersey City University) and is a graduate of the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Program.

He represents Comcast on the Advertising Council’s Philadelphia Leadership Committee and serves on LIFT-Philadelphia’s advisory board.  He was appointed by Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter to the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy in April, 2015 for a two-year term.  In 2014, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia presented Bob with their President’s Award for his commitment to the Clubs.

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