Walter Neary
Public Relations Director, Washington State

Walter is director for communications for Comcast in Seattle and has day-to-day responsibility for the local social media efforts of Comcast in Washington state, including aggressive outreach to both media and the public during the January 2012 storm. Walter began using social media to communicate with reporters when he ran for local elected office in 2003 and became one of the first local elected officials to blog regularly. He has presented several times to elected officials about the effective use of social media and was described in the Association of Washington Cities magazine as “... one of the most social media-savvy elected officials in the state.” Walter was previously assistant director of the PR office for University of Washington Health Sciences and Medical Affairs including UW Medical Center.