LIVERMORE, Calif., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast, one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications services, has named Henry "Hank" Fore as Regional Senior Vice President for California. Fore will report to Steve White, President of Comcast's West Division, and will oversee Comcast's video, high-speed Internet and telephone operations in both the Bay Area and Central California, serving more than 2.2 million customers and managing more than 5,500 employees.
Based in the company's Livermore office, Fore replaces Curt Henninger who accepted a new position with Comcast's corporate office in Philadelphia. Fore most recently served as Regional Senior Vice President of Comcast's Oregon/Southwest Washington Region, where he held management responsibilities for 600,000 customers and 2,000 employees. Under Fore's leadership, the Oregon region was named the company's "West Division Region of the Year" two years in a row, ranked as one of the top four regions nationally, and received the highest employee survey scores in the company.
"I am ecstatic to return to California and lead one of Comcast's most important regions," Fore said. "I look forward to working with the many outstanding Comcast employees in California to provide excellent service and innovative products to our customers."
Fore's appointment marks his return to California as he was previously based in Oakland as Area Vice President for Comcast's East Bay Area. During his tenure in the East Bay from 2005 - 2009, Fore delivered strong technical operations metrics. His East Bay employees voted Comcast as one of the Top 5 "Best Places to Work" for three consecutive years in a market-wide survey run by The San Francisco Business Times, East Bay Business Times and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.
"Hank's laser focus on the customer experience and his proven leadership skills make him the ideal leader for our extensive operations in California," said White. "Comcast continues to have a large presence in California in terms of employees, offices, infrastructure, investment, and community involvement, and we remain committed to the Golden State."
Fore is a West Point graduate and began his distinguished career with the United States Armed Forces, holding numerous positions. Ultimately he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army before deciding to retire to pursue a career in the private sector, serving as an executive in technology roles at Times Mirror and International Network Services. Prior to joining Comcast, Fore served as a Regional Vice President at Lucent Technologies, where he oversaw technical support services.
A licensed pilot and a flight instructor, Fore earned a bachelor's degree in Engineering from West Point and a master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California.
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