The payment to Suzanne Roberts, 94, was part of an effort to unwind a form of life insurance once common as a component of executive pay, but a relic since the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and IRS rules cracked down on the plans in 2002.
“Center City couple Diana and Jason Airoldi finally got their Comcast cable and internet hookup after six full weeks of broken appointments by the cable giant,” she explains. “Why? Because I took pity on the couple and called to the ultimate authority at Comcast Corp. — Suzanne Roberts, the 92-year-old mother of the company’s CEO. In less than a day, Comcast trucks were at the Airoldi home, and the problem was solved.”
It is named after Suzanne Roberts (born Suzanne Fleisher in 1921), a former actress, playwright, and director who is currently the host of the TV program, "Seeking Solutions with Suzanne," which airs on and . Her husband, founded and her son, is Comcast's current CEO.