2016 Convention Speaker: Maria G. Arias

Maria G. Arias is the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for Comcast Corporation. Ms. Arias leads the implementation of diversity and inclusion initiatives across corporate governance, workforce, supplier diversity, programming, and community investment, and is one of the company’s highest ranking Latina leaders.

Prior to her current role, Ms. Arias served as Vice President of Operations for Comcast Cable’s Southern Colorado systems, where she led technical operations and alternative sales channels. Prior to that, she was the Vice President of Operations for Comcast’s West Division, Interim Vice President of Technical Operations for the West Division, and Interim General Manager for Comcast’s Colorado Mountain Area and Tucson, Arizona cable systems.

Before joining Comcast in 2007, Ms. Arias had several roles in law and government affairs at AT&T Corporation, AT&T Broadband, and Adelphia Communications. Ms. Arias also was an income partner with McDermott, Will & Emery, in Chicago, IL.

Ms. Arias currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA and Congreso de Latinos Unidos. She holds a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law.

Ms. Arias lives in Philadelphia and is married to Thomas C. Pelto. Together they have five children.

Ms. Arias will be participating in the Diversity: A Key to Mid-Market Growth Panel.

We invite you to join Maria G. Arias and our other special guests for four days of exceptional programs, inspired discussions and networking with fellow mid-market CEOs at the 2016 CEO Connection Mid-Market Convention.