24 THE TEAM PLAYER

Mary McLaughlin
Title:Regional SVP, Western New England Region, Comcast Cable
Number of Years in Cable:19
Education: Juris Doctorate
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Build A great team.

Why Her? McLaughlin likes to promote alignment and challenge employees to think out of the box—and that strategy seems to be getting big results lately: During 2012, growth rates for YOY revenue and operating cash flow was the highest among all regions in Comcast’s Northeast Division. And hers was the first area to introduce a more user-friendly EPG, along with a digital upgrade project that cleared the way to launch more HD, more VOD and faster broadband.

Apple or Samsung? Apple
 
Beatles or The Rolling Stones? Rolling Stones
 
The one thing I’d do differently if I could go back to high school: Push myself
 
On a Saturday afternoon, you can find me… gardening.
 
This is the hobby I’ve been itching to try, but haven’t found time: Play the piano
 
My new year’s resolution for 2014 will be… have more fun.
 
My peers would be surprised to learn that I… drive a car with 200K+ miles on it.
 
Appetizer or dessert? Both
 
Film fest or music festival? Film
 
The other subject I wish I’d picked for my college major: Religious Studies
 
Favorite decade? Today
 
Most embarrassing moment? Too many to pick just one.
 
I consider this person my mentor, and here’s why: Kevin Casey, smart and always thinking, great people leader. I see how he acts under pressure, and wish I could be like that. Also, I always leave my conversation with him feeling good about what I am doing.
Favorite airport? Least Favorite = Philly
 
The movie that should never be remade? Gone With The Wind
 
I watch the majority of programming on this device: TV
 
Celebrity, sports figure or politician I’d most want to have dinner with? Hillary Clinton, smart and engaging.
 
The biggest lesson I learned from my kid(s) this year was… have FUN.
 
Dish I can make and that would impress a celebrity chef: Lemon Meringue Pie
 
I wish Congress would just…  go home!
 
The TV show title that most resembles my life is… “TheMary Tyler Moore Show”
 
Favorite business and/or motivational book? Anything by John Maxwell
 
Favorite vacation spot? Cuttyhunk Island

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