Debra Piscola is the Senior Director of External and Government Affairs for the Greater Chicago Region of the Central Division of Comcast. She is responsible for, among other things, strategic policy, franchise negotiations, contract administration, government relations, community relations, and regulatory compliance for Comcast’s northern Indiana and central Illinois systems.
Ms. Piscola began her career in cable in 1988 and has held a variety of positions since entering the industry. Prior to joining Comcast, Ms. Piscola held the position of Government Affairs Manager for AT&T Broadband.
Ms. Piscola serves on the boards of Easterseals of DuPage and Fox Valley and the Indiana Cable and Broadband Association. In addition, Ms. Piscola has served on the Moraine Valley Community College Foundation board, Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce board, Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce board, Mt. Prospect Chamber of Commerce board, Workforce Development Board of Northern Cook County Youth Committee, Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts Foundation board and the Naperville Humane Society board. Ms. Piscola also served as the Chairperson of the Hanover Park Economic Development Commission and President of the Women in Cable & Telecommunications Chicago Chapter. She is also an active volunteer with Second City Canine Rescue.
A native of New York, Ms. Piscola graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio-Television.