In her current role as Sr. Director, Human Resources for Spotlight, Comcast’s Ad Sales business unit, Maria serves as the HR Business Partner for the Headquarters division based in Philadelphia, PA. In her thirteen years with Comcast, Maria has been part of some of the most innovative teams within the company focused on emerging technology. Beginning as an Intern in Comcast’s National Engineering organization, she has seized every opportunity to support the Engineering & Product teams that are developing the products that Comcast’s customers love, including the new X1 platform. When the opportunity arose to support a small software company that Comcast acquired, Maria and her family moved across the country to Silicon Valley where she gained valuable experience in a start-up environment as well as playing an important role in the successful creation of the Comcast Silicon Valley Innovation Center in Sunnyvale, CA. Upon returning to Philadelphia in 2012, Maria focused on building Comcast’s presence within the High-Tech world including efforts to help advance Comcast’s brand as a leader within the Software Development industry. With her transfer to Comcast Spotlight 10 months ago, she has enjoyed learning a new business and expanding the breadth of her experience.