Comcast hired John Schanz from AOL to be evp, natl/tech ops, effective Jan 16. Schanz will report to Steve Burke. — Comcast promoted June Walz to regional vp, business ops in the Mid-South Region. — Viacom named James Bombassei as svp, investor relations, where he will report to evp/CFO Michael Dolan. — Cisco hired Kip Compton from Comcast. Compton had been the MSO’s vp, video/media architecture.