Margaret Acker-Blardo Promoted to Director of Training and Development for Cox Communications
Atlanta, GA

ATLANTA – The promotion of Margaret Acker-Blardo to Director of Training and Development, New Products and Services for Cox Communications Inc. was announced today by Erin Hand, Vice President, Talent and Development.

In her new role, Acker-Blardo will be responsible for strategies and training solutions that support implementation of new products and services in Cox's video, Internet, telephone and wireless businesses.

In making the announcement, Hand said, “Margaret's ability to regularly design and execute training components to support new product launches, she is a valued business partner to our Product Management colleagues.”

Acker-Blardo joined Cox in 1998 as Learning Consultant, with a focus on performance consulting and organizational effectiveness. She was promoted to Manager, National Curriculum Development in 2000. Prior to joining Cox, she worked as an educational consultant with Aetna/U.S. Healthcare for nearly 17 years.

Acker-Blardo graduated from Manchester Community College in Manchester, Conn. where she received an associate's degree in Business Administration. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Communications at Central Connecticut State University.

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, y

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