Mark F. Bowser Named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Cox Communications
ATLANTA – The appointment of Mark F. Bowser to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Cox Communications Inc. was announced today by President, Patrick J. Esser.
In his new role, Bowser will oversee accounting and financial planning & analysis, mergers and acquisitions, and programming. He will also be responsible for the management of Cox's commercial services and cable advertising divisions, Cox Business and Cox Media, respectively.
Over his 30 year career, Bowser has been responsible for a portfolio of diverse strategic areas including finance, operations, sales, and business development for multiple Fortune 500 companies. Bowser has held an extensive number of senior-level financial positions including accounting, financial analysis, and mergers & acquisitions at companies like Sprint. Specifically, his career with Sprint included positions as controller and the top financial officer for the $6.5B business division.
“Mark's unique combination of financial acumen, intricate knowledge of the telecommunications industry and overall business perspective make him uniquely qualified for this role,” Esser said. “In addition, his proven track record of successfully leading multiple business operations in a highly competitive marketplace will be invaluable in shaping a financial strategy that supports Cox's long-range growth objectives.”
Most recently, Bowser served as Vice President of Cox Business where he was responsible for overseeing the commercial services division of Cox Communications. In this role, he provided leadership to develop and serve a $5 billion market of diverse business customers. Before joining Cox in 2006, Bowser was Vice President of Dell's Large Corporate Accounts business division where he was responsible for providing computing solutions to Fortune 1000 customers.
Bowser began his career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigating white collar crime. He began his telecommunications career at GTE where he held positions of increasing responsibility in finance until he joined Sprint and several of its predecessor companies.
In addition to roles in finance, Bowser also served as president of Sprint's $3.5 billion Enterprise Markets division providing integrated telecommunications solutions to Fortune 5000 companies, and as senior vice president of Sprint's business sales.
A native of Altoona, Pa., Mark earned a bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting from Pennsylvania State University. He is a board member for the STARTLIGHT Foundation and Ronald McDonald House charities. In addition, Bowser is a member of Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE).
About Cox Communications:
Cox Communications is a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company with 6.2 million total residential and commercial customers. The third-largest cable television company in the United States, Cox offers an array of advanced digital video, high-speed Internet and telephony services over its own nationwide IP network, as well as integrated wireless services. Cox Business is a full-service, facilities-based provider of communications solutions for commercial customers, providing high-speed Internet, voice and long distance services, as well as data and video transport services for small to large-sized businesses. Cox Media offers national and local cable advertising in traditional spot and new media formats, along with promotional opportunities and production services. Cox Communications wholly owns and operates the Travel Channel. More information about the services of Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com, www.coxbusiness.com, and www.coxmedia.com.
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