Kathy Mandato is Executive Vice President, Human Resources for NBC Entertainment and Employee Services for NBCUniversal. Prior to NBC, Mandato served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, for Comcast Entertainment Group. She began her career in advertising with agencies including BBDO Worldwide where she served as Vice President, New Business Development and Communications for LA, San Francisco, and Atlanta. After 10 years in advertising, Mandato entered human resources, working for companies including Turner, E! Entertainment, Style, G4, and DreamWorks. In 2007, she joined Comcast Entertainment Group as head of HR and subsequently became the HR leader for NBC Entertainment when Comcast merged with NBCUniversal in 2011.