Charisse Lillie

Charisse R. Lillie is Fellow and Vice President of Community Investment of Comcast Corporation and Executive Vice President of the Comcast Foundation.  She was a partner in the law firm of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, from 1992 to 2005. She was Chair of the Litigation Department from 2002 to 2005. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Lillie’s legal experience included positions as Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Assistant United States Attorney, and City Solicitor of the City of Philadelphia. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Howard University, NBCUniversal Foundation and The Franklin Institute. She is a member of The Executive Leadership Council.


Ms. Lillie served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and as a member for seven years. She is a member of the Board of Directors of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, and PECO, an Excelon Company. The Houston, Texas native received her B.A. in 1973 from Wesleyan University – cum laude; her J.D. in 1976 from Temple Law School – Dean’s Honor List; and her LL.M. in 1982 from Yale Law School.  She has been awarded honorary degrees from Seton Hill University, Peirce College and Cheyney University.  She worked as a research assistant to the Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. on his first book, In The Matter of Color. Ms. Lillie was law clerk to the Honorable Clifford Scott-Green, U.S. District Court, E.D.PA, from 1976 to 1978.