In a different life, Rudnay could have been a kindergarten teacher. Lucky for Comcast, she left that behind and embraced her love of communications. She hasn’t looked back since, leading Comcast through its merger with NBCU while leading employee relations, D&I and community sponsorship programs. It’s not always sunny in Philadelphia though, and there are days when the communications function is far from easy. When Comcast founder Ralph Roberts passed away in 2015, Rudnay told NCTA in a Q&A that she had to balance grieving the loss of a longtime friend while offering support for the company he spent his life building.