Perry C. Parks, III, retired, formerly served as vice president of government affairs in the Southern California market for Comcast Cable Company. Perry is a seasoned executive with a proven track record managing challenging government affairs, regulatory policy and franchise renewal programs. Among his many roles, he initiates and maintains strong business and professional relationships, strategically positions issues and persistently uses interpersonal skills to engage policy-makers, and interacts effectively with people at all levels from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Perry has served as a board member for Community Partners since 1992, and was the board chair from 2000 – 2002. He currently serves on the board of directors at Community Development Technologies Center, and was formerly on the boards of the Apple Academy Charter School, Challengers Boys Club and Homeboy Industries. He received his Bachelor of Arts in education at California State University, Los Angeles and his MA in public administration at Pepperdine University.