LIFT-Philadelphia Welcomes Bob Smith to Its Regional Advisory Board

By LIFT on July 8, 2013

Categories: Our Work


LIFT-Philadelphia is thrilled to announce the addition of Robert F. Smith, Vice President of Community Investment for Comcast’s Freedom Region, to its regional Advisory Board.

Smith is a 24-year veteran of the cable telecommunications industry.  He joined Comcast in 1994 and has held various leadership positions in government affairs and communications.  He is currently leading strategic community investment activities for the Comcast operating region serving customers in the Greater Philadelphia Region and throughout New Jersey.

“I am incredibly excited to welcome Bob Smith to LIFT-Philadelphia’s Advisory Board,” says Josh Romalis, LIFT-Philadelphia’s Executive Director. “Bob’s passion for community building is nothing short of inspiring, and his leadership and vision has already led to a strong and growing collaboration between LIFT and Comcast.  Bob’s honest and genuine approach to forging strategic partnerships will be a tremendous asset for LIFT-Philadelphia as we seek to further build our presence and impact in the region.”

“LIFT-Philadelphia has been an incredible partner in Comcast’s effort to improve digital literacy in Philadelphia.  I’m looking forward to working closer with the Advisory Board to help LIFT-Philadelphia achieve their goals and maximize their impact in the community,” Smith said.

A native of northern New Jersey, Smith earned a degree in media arts from Jersey City State College and is a graduate of the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Program. A committed and involved community advocate, he is on the executive committee of the Pennsbury Athletic Association and serves on Lower Makefield Township’s economic development commission.  In addition, Smith represents Comcast on the Advertising Council’s Philadelphia Leadership Committee.