Jennings is someone who values simplicity, ensuring the product experience for customers is as easy to navigate as possible. Every employee in his division is encouraged to take small steps each day to improve the customer experience. He’s known for being goal-oriented, and inspires those around him to reach higher. Jennings serves as the Employee Resource Group National Champion for the Young Professionals Network, helping to advance DEI efforts through events and initiatives that are larger in scope and scale. “It is our actions, not our words, that will move us forward. My role is to make sure we execute our actions flawlessly in service of Diversity and callout and ‘name’ those things that do not serve our purpose,” he says.
How have you been a champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion?
Diversity is about allowing space and opportunity for differences. It is about tolerances and acceptance that allow for an equal presence, an equal voice, an equal representation. I am fortunate to be in a position to not only influence, but facilitate and coordinate activities that ensure we do not marginalize the diverse voices that have been a part of my career and our success at Comcast. It is our actions, not our words, that will move us forward. My role is to make sure we execute our actions flawlessly in service of Diversity and callout and “name” those things that do not serve our purpose.
What’s been the most dramatic change in your sector of the business today vs three years ago?
The importance of internet access and adoption is nothing new for Comcast; however, the pandemic highlighted the importance of broadband in our daily lives and reinforced our goal to keep America connected. How we function and connect has changed dramatically for people of all generations, socio-economic levels, and regions of the world. We’ve heard and read a lot about how the education landscape has morphed into a digital environment, but so have churches, health organizations, small businesses, and countless others. While the world behaves differently today than it did three years ago, our ongoing commitment to achieve digital equity has not. We have pledged $1 billion to reach 50 million low-income families to provide tools and resources that help them continue to stay connected in affordable, efficient and convenient ways. During this critical time to further accelerate internet adoption, we will continue to work with leaders.