The Inquirer reported yesterday on Karen Dougherty Buchholz, Comcast’s Senior Vice President of Administration and the organizational leader behind the CITC project, the planned skyscraper designed by London-based starchitect Norman Foster. The Inquirer dove deep into Buchholz’s career and her plans for the project:
A stylish dresser who stays fit with hot yoga, Buchholz, 47, is married to attorney Carl Buchholz, who is with DLA Piper in Philadelphia. They … have two children, Alex and Julia, plus seven pets – two dogs, three cats, and two chickens – in the northern suburbs.
Karen Buchholz’s recent reading includes fiction, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, and nonfiction, The Widow Clicquot by Tilar J. Mazzeo.
In the news stories leading up to the convention in the late 1990s, reporters noted that Buchholz was so obsessively well-organized that the young mother set the breakfast table for her young children before she went to bed.
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts' fitness interests and nightstand reading currently eludes me, but I'm guessing that'll be in the Inquirer's next piece about the CITC. And Roberts has some penetrating insight into one of his top execs:
"One of the things that makes Karen the perfect lead for this is that she is super-organized and she's a nice person and works well with teams."
That is, indeed, the best kind of female employee: the kind who doesn't let her PMS irritability get in the way.
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