Charisse R. Lillie, Esq.
Vice President of Community Investment,
Charisse R. Lillie, Esq., a member since 2004, is Vice President of Community Investment of Comcast Corporation and President of the Comcast Foundation. Formerly, she held the positions of Vice President, Human Resources of Comcast Corporation, and Senior Vice President of Human Resources Comcast Cable at corporate headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
She was a partner in the law firm of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, in Philadelphia for 13 years, and was chairwoman of the litigation department for three years. She also served as: Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division; Professor, Villanova University School of Law; Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; General Counsel to the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Philadelphia; and City Solicitor of the City of Philadelphia.
A past president of the Federal Bar Association, Philadelphia Chapter, she served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia for seven years, the last two as chairwoman. She serves also on the boards of: the Franklin Institute Science Museum; the American Arbitration Association; the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co; and the Philadelphia Electric Company. The recipient of numerous prestigious civic and professional awards, she earned a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University cum laude, a J.D. degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law - Dean's Honor List, and an LL.M. degree from Yale Law School.
I serve as a Trustee to Howard University because of my great respect for the historic role that Howard has played and continues to play in educating the best and the brightest in the African American community. It is an honor and privilege to be of service to this magnificent institution of higher learning. My devotion to the essential mission of Howard University grows with every opportunity I have to interact with the students, faculty and administration.