Comcast's Henry "Hank" ForeComcast announced this morning that Henry “Hank” Fore was recently appointed as its regional senior vice president for California.

Fore reports to Steve White, who is president of Comcast’s West Division. Fore oversees Comcast’s video, data and telephone operations in both the Bay area and central California, which serve more than 2.2 million customers. He will also manage more than 5,500 employees.

Based in the company’s Livermore office, Fore replaced Curt Henninger, who accepted a new position with Comcast’s corporate office in Philadelphia.

Fore most recently served as regional senior vice president of Comcast’s Oregon/Southwest Washington Region, where he held management responsibilities for 600,000 customers and 2,000 employees. Under Fore’s leadership, the Oregon region was named the company’s “West Division Region of the Year” two years in a row, ranked as one of the top four regions nationally, and received the highest employee survey scores in the company.

"Hank’s laser focus on the customer experience and his proven leadership skills make him the ideal leader for our extensive operations in California,” said White. “Comcast continues to have a large presence in California in terms of employees, offices, infrastructure, investment and community involvement, and we remain committed to the Golden State.”

Fore’s new job marked his return to California, as he was previously based in Oakland as area vice president for Comcast’s East Bay Area. During his tenure in the East Bay from 2005-09, Comcast said Fore delivered strong technical operations metrics.

“I am ecstatic to return to California and lead one of Comcast’s most important regions,” Fore said. “I look forward to working with the many outstanding Comcast employees in California to provide excellent service and innovative products to our customers.”

Fore is a West Point graduate. He achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army before deciding to retire to pursue a career in the private sector, serving as an executive in technology roles at Times Mirror and International Network Services. Prior to joining Comcast, Fore served as a regional vice president at Lucent Technologies, where he oversaw technical support services.