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.
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.
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