Associate Vice President of External Affairs
Sean Mickens is an Associate Vice President of External Affairs at Comcast, where he leads the government affairs and public policy team's external engagement with civil rights, LGBTQIA+, and consumer interest organizations on digital equity, broadband deployment and access, technology, and telecommunications
Previously, Sean was a Public Policy Manager at Meta Platforms, Inc. (formerly Facebook) where he managed strategic outreach, partnerships, and engagement with progressive and civil rights think tanks. He has a breadth of experience working on tech policy issues including antitrust, content moderation and free expression, data localization, data portability, economic impact, AR/VR/XR, and privacy.
Sean has also advised non-profits; and philanthropies’ public policy research, strategic planning, and issue advocacy work. He has worked for and on behalf of many nonprofits, think tanks, and advocacy organizations including the National Urban League, Third Way, and the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.
Sean has been a contributing author of several research reports focusing on the intersection of technology policy, African Americans, and other historically marginalized communities. He studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science as a Luard-Morse scholar and graduated summa cum laude and phi beta kappa from Howard University.