Comcast recently hired Wayne Rustin as its vice president of human resources for the cable operator’s Western New England Region, which includes Connecticut, western Massachusetts, New York and Vermont.
Rustin oversees all of the region’s human resources functions, including staffing, recruiting, payroll, employee relations, internal communications, benefits and training through Comcast University – the company’s internal training and leadership development program.
“Our employees are our most valuable asset, and we work hard to engage and empower our workforce,” said Mary McLaughlin, senior vice president of Comcast’s Western New England Region. “Wayne’s proven track record of outstanding human resources leadership makes him the ideal person to ensure we continue to recruit the best and brightest talent while also developing and meeting the needs of our more than 2,000 employees across the region.”
Rustin brings more than 20 years of human resources experience to his role, previously holding senior human resource leadership positions with various companies, including IBM, JCPenney and, most recently, serving as chief human capital officer for New York City.
Rustin is also a member of the State Bar of Texas and the District of Columbia Bar and has served as senior attorney to the National Labor Relations Board in Fort Worth, Texas, as a municipal court judge for the city of Fort Worth and as an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas School of Management.
“I’m excited by Comcast’s commitment to investing in their employees, and I look forward to spearheading the company’s continuing efforts to cultivate a culture of employee pride and ownership,” said Rustin.