Leslie Russell

Leslie E. Russell, Vice President, Sales and Marketing for the Comcast Media Center (CMC), is a 16-year telecommunications and entertainment industry veteran. In this position, she is responsible for all aspects of customer acquisition and retention, including National Sales, Client Services, Marketing, Public Relations and Business Affairs. Russell has been affiliated with the CMC since 1999 and she was named Senior Director of Sales and Marketing in 2000 and promoted to Vice President in 2003. Beforehand, she served as Director of National Product Marketing for the DBS venture PRIMESTAR, which was acquired by DirecTV, PRIMESTAR by DirecTV. Well versed in the marketing requirements for both cable TV systems operators and networks, her earlier industry experiences include serving as a regional product manager for Comcast Cable and holding affiliate sales and affiliate relations posts at Viewers Choice, a pay per view service that was later renamed and repositioned as iN DEMAND networks. Russell graduated cum laude from Syracuse University with a B.S. in telecommunications management and a concentration in marketing. Recent recognition of her marketing leadership includes receiving an Excellence in Marketing Award from Comcast and being selected as a CTAM Retail Marketing Case Study winner. In addition to her involvement in CTAM at the local and regional levels, she is an Executive Member of Women in Cable and Telecommunications. She is also a member of the Junior League of Denver and the Executive Woman’s Golf Association