L. Jay Burks, PhD

Supplier Diversity Director, Comcast

Jay is more than just an expert in diversity and inclusion. He is also a highly strategic thinker who is able to take policy initiatives to the next level through the creation and launch of processes that drive awareness, deliver value, and increase brand equity. He prides himself on delivering results and inspiring teams to be focused on accountability. Equally noteworthy, he has a strong sales background, which serves as a positive complement to his communications and marketing acumen which has resulted in positive changes in the way Comcast communicates its diversity and inclusion initiatives. As the Director of Supplier Diversity, he supports policy analysis, strategic sourcing, vendor and constituent group communications.