Deneiva Knight is the director of external affairs for Comcast, with more than 15 years of experience leading local government affairs, media relations, and community impact initiatives. Deneiva joined the Comcast family in 2013. First in Arizona and then relocated to Utah in 2016. Her military career started just three days after graduating high school. She completed basic training in Fort Jackson, SC, and finished AIT at Fort Lee, VA. Deneiva is a United Way of Greater Salt Lake board member, Neighborhood House of Utah board member, State of Utah Covid Task Force member and Digital Equity Workgroup chair, Economic Development Corp. of Utah DEI committee member, Utah Women’s Leadership Institute graduate, Chamberwest Leadership Institute graduate, a past mentor as part of Comcast’s Linked 2 Leadership Program, and the past chair of Comcast Mountain West Region Black Employee Network Employee Resource Group. She has a master’s degree in Strategic Communications from Westminster College in SLC and a degree in Business Administration. After 15+ years of leading communications strategies for non-profits and a Fortune 50 company, Deneiva launched deneiva trinidad, LLC in 2020 with the mission to hold down bold, ambitious People of Color entrepreneurs by creating content + digital marketing strategies that resonate and connect with niche audiences.