Sharon Codeanne serves as the Manager of Government & Community Relations for Comcast’s Western New England Region, which employs 2,000 individuals and serves more than 800,000 customers in Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, Vermont and the Carmel, New York area. In this role, she is responsible for negotiating franchise agreements with local governmental authorities, handling compliance and regulatory issues with state regulatory agencies and working with business groups within Comcast to ensure regulatory and franchise compliance. She also represents Comcast at Town Board hearings and local cable advisory council meetings.
Before joining Comcast in 2006, Codeanne practiced cable and communications law for seven years at the law firm of Murtha Cullina, LLC in Hartford, Connecticut. In this capacity, she represented cable and utility companies before state regulatory agencies and advised clients regarding communications and cable law. Prior to this, Codeanne worked as Regulatory Affairs & Public Policy Manager for the Southern New England Telecommunications Corporation in New Haven, Connecticut. There she was responsible for pleadings and position papers filed with federal and state regulatory agencies and managing regulatory dockets at the state level.
Ms. Codeanne is a “Big Sister” volunteer with the Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters’ “Beyond School Walls” program and enjoys volunteering her time with her daughter’s Girl Scout troop. She is a member of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and is Vice President of the Meadowbrook Homeowners Association in her home town of Cheshire, Connecticut.
Ms. Codeanne earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in Sociology from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where she was a President’s Fellow and was a member of the editorial board of the Trinity Papers. She earned her law degree from Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York, where she was an editor on the Pace Environmental Law Review and a Public Interest Law Grant recipient. She resides in Cheshire, Connecticut with her husband and three children.