Douglas R. Guthrie
Title: SVP, Houston Region, Comcast Cable
Number of Years in Cable: 28
Education: BA, Communications, Bridgewater University
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: It’s not what you say, it’s how you make them feel that matters most. 

Why Him? In 2012, Guthrie’s leadership led to record customer growth and stronger customer and employee satisfaction. With Guthrie’s ability to execute projects with exceptional results, the Houston Region was selected as one of the first markets in the West Division to launch X1. In addition, the market opened three new state-of-the-art Xfinity stores and continued to grow Xfinity Home and Business Services customers.

Apple or Samsung? Apple
 
Beatles or The Rolling Stones? Beatles
 
The one thing I’d do differently if I could go back to high school: Not drive a Pinto.
 
On a Saturday afternoon, you can find me… napping or Yoga.
 
This is the hobby I’ve been itching to try, but haven’t found time: Kite boarding
 
Appetizer or dessert? Espresso
 
Film fest or music festival? Independent Film Fest
 
The other subject I wish I’d picked for my college major: Statistics
 
Favorite decade? ‘80s
 
Most embarrassing moment? Anything involving golf.
 
Favorite airport? SBH St. Barts Island
 
The movie that should never be remade? The Great Gatsby
 
The best piece of business advice I’ve gotten this year: Practice reflection regularly.
 
Celebrity, sports figure or politician I’d most want to have dinner with? Tom Brady
 
Celebrity, sports figure or politician I’d most NOT want to have dinner with? Tiger Woods
 
Who is on deck for the next celebrity meltdown? Kim Kardashian
 
Dish I can make and that would impress a celebrity chef: Manhattan Clam Chowder
 
Favorite business and/or motivational book? Steve Jobs
 
Favorite vacation spot? Chatham, MA
 
The biggest innovation in cable over the last year: Voice Remote App

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