Cox Promotes Leigh Woisard to Lead National Public Affairs Team
ATLANTA – Cox announced today that it has promoted veteran public affairs executive Leigh Woisard to direct the company’s internal communications, media relations, product public relations, crisis communications and corporate social responsibility initiatives. In her role as vice president of public affairs, Woisard will also serve as chief communications counsel to Cox’s senior executives, reporting to Leo Brennan, executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Woisard has been part of the Cox team for more than 10 years, starting her career in New England as manager of media relations. She later oversaw employee communications, media relations and charitable giving as director of public relations in New England and most recently as vice president of public affairs for Cox Virginia. During this role, she was instrumental in shaping the communications strategy for Cox’s Northern Virginia, Roanoke and Hampton Roads systems.
“The role of public affairs is more critical than ever - as the industry and technology rapidly shifts, customers, key external influencers and employees expect timely and accurate information, delivered via a combination of traditional and new media,” said Leo Brennan, executive vice president and chief operating officer. “With a track record of building and leading high-performing teams that deliver results aligned with business goals, Leigh is well-suited for this position.”
Woisard is an active board member and volunteer for many non-profits and professional organizations including the Public Relations Society of America, Women in Cable Telecommunications, Association of Cable Communicators and the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. She is a recipient of the Public Relations Society's Silver Anvil Award, the industry's most prestigious national honor. Woisard holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations from the University of Rhode Island and a master’s degree in communications management from Syracuse University's Newhouse School.
About Cox Communications:
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for six years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.
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