Jill Campbell Appointed Chief Operations Officer for Cox Communications
Cox Media Group’s Alex Taylor Appointed Sr VP of Field Ops, Veteran Leader Leo Brennan to Retire
ATLANTA – Cox Communications announced today that Jill Campbell has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operations officer (COO) for the company.
In her new role, Campbell will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and ensuring companywide alignment with competitive strategies to enhance marketplace execution and service delivery to Cox’s six million customers. Campbell will manage field operations, customer experience, marketing, sales and public affairs. Most recently, Campbell was the senior vice president for Cox’s field operations. In that position, she was responsible for overseeing operations of all of Cox’s cable systems, serving customers in 18 states throughout the U.S. Campbell joined Cox in 1982 as director of communications in Oklahoma. She has served in multiple roles throughout the enterprise including vice president and general manager for Cox systems in California and Nevada.
Campbell has been recognized for her business leadership by numerous organizations including Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), which named her the group’s National Woman of the Year in 2008.
“Jill will play a key role in positioning Cox for continued marketplace success. A 29-year Cox veteran, Jill brings a diverse set of leadership skills, extensive operations expertise and a successful track record that we will leverage across the company,” said Pat Esser, president, Cox Communications.
Campbell replaces Leo Brennan, a 28-year Cox veteran, who will retire in May after assisting with the leadership transition. Throughout his tenure, Brennan has served in various roles including vice president and general manager of Cox Las Vegas, and general manager of Cox’s Orange County, Calif. system, where he oversaw the launch of the cable industry’s first triple play bundle of digital video, Internet and telephone service over a single network platform.
“Leo’s passion, leadership and counsel at Cox have been invaluable,” said Pat Esser. “We are thankful for the many contributions he has made to this company and the industry.”
Alexander C. Taylor has been named senior vice president of field operations. Taylor will be responsible for all of Cox’s field operations and the related Atlanta division support teams. In his previous appointment, Taylor served as executive vice president for Cox Media Group, owned by Cox Communications’ parent company, Cox Enterprises.
At Cox Media Group, Taylor was responsible for overseeing newspapers, television stations and radio clusters in Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama and Ohio in addition to the company's flagship properties in Atlanta, Ga.
“Alex has helped Cox Media Group successfully navigate significant changes in the news business and is well-prepared to provide senior leadership as Cox Communications continually shifts operations to more effectively serve customers in a competitive marketplace,” said Jill Campbell, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Cox Communications.
Cox also announced that Mark Bowser, executive vice president and chief financial officer will expand his responsibilities to include oversight of Cox Business and Cox Media operations, two of the company’s largest growth opportunities.
About Cox Communications:
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 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 five years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity. 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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