Kara Powelke is Senior Manager, Content Planning & Acquisition at Comcast Cable under their Central Division Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. In her current role, she is responsible for overseeing program acquisition activities including research, analysis and recommendations. The Content team is responsible for video entertainment distribution across 16 Midwestern and Southern states. That footprint encompasses 370 channel lineups and 525 unique broadcast stations in 54 Nielsen Designated Market Areas. Her role also has to ensure that operational plans are aligned with targeted business operating goals.
Kara started in the cable industry over 20+ years ago with various regional cable companies in the Chicagoland area surviving all the company acquisitions. Since that time, she has held various roles in the Marketing department, landing in programming for the past 10 years representing Comcast Chicago Region.
Kara was born and raised in the Chicago, IL area and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Columbia College Chicago. She currently lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and 2 sons. In her spare time, you can find Kara at various youth sporting events in addition to traveling and spending time with family and friends.