For more than a decade, Adam Miller has served as a New York-based media adviser to top executives at Comcast headquartered down the turnpike in Philadelphia. But now as the cable operator puts plans in place for its joint venture with NBC Universal, Miller is moving inhouse.
The president of the PR firm Abernathy MacGregor Group is being hired to serve as a senior adviser. Miller will work closely with Steve Burke, Comcast’s chief operating officer, who was named Sept. 26 to be CEO of the joint venture between Comcast and NBC Universal. The deal is under regulatory review, and executives say they are hopeful it will close by the end of the year.
“Adam is among the most trusted strategic advisers to senior managements of large corporations, particularly in the media and entertainment industries,” said Burke. “He will be a great asset to our company.”
Miller’s relationship with Comcast predates the company’s 2002 acquisition of AT&T Broadband, which transformed the then mid-sized cable operator into a media giant. Miller has advised companies on hundreds of mergers and maintains strong relationships on Wall Street.
While his role at Comcast is said to evolve over time, Miller will advise not only Burke but CEO Brian Roberts, along with exec VP David Cohen and D’Arcy Rudnay, senior vice president for corporate communications. Comcast will continue to retain Abernathy MacGregor as its outside PR firm.