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Maria Arias


Maria G. Arias is the Principal of Arias Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Maria was the first Corporate Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for Comcast Corporation. Maria also served as Vice President of Operations for Comcast’s West Division, Vice President of Operations for Comcast Cable’s Southern Colorado systems, and General Manager for Comcast’s Colorado Mountain Area and Tucson, Arizona cable systems. Before joining Comcast, Maria had leadership roles in law and government affairs at AT&T Corporation, AT&T Broadband, and Adelphia Communications. Earlier in her career, Maria was a partner with McDermott, Will & Emery, in Chicago, IL, specializing in litigation. Maria has been recognized as one of the Most Powerful Women in Cable, the Most Influential Minorities in Cable, Moves Power Women, the National Urban League’s Donald McGannon Award, and DePaul University’s Pi Sigma Alpha Distinguished Alumni Award. Maria completed the Harvard Business School Cable Executive Marketing Management Program, and she holds a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from DeP​aul University.​