Cox's Jill Campbell To Lead Field Operations Companywide
System consolidations to help improve company's efficiency & customer service

ATLANTA, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications announced today that Jill Campbell, senior vice president of operations, will gain an expanded role to include oversight of the company's entire field system. Previously Campbell led field operations for Cox's Eastern division systems.

In making the announcement, Cox's Chief Operating Officer Leo Brennan said, "Jill's 28 years with Cox and diverse roles in operations give her a broad and unique skill set for this important position. Having a single person oversee all of our field operations will give us greater alignment in the competitive marketplace so we can best meet the needs of our customers."

Campbell's expanded role includes responsibility for all of Cox's field operations and the related Atlanta division support teams. Campbell has been with Cox since 1982, where she started as director of communications in the Oklahoma City system. She has served in multiple operational roles throughout the enterprise including vice president and general manager for Cox systems in Bakersfield, California, Santa Barbara, California and Las Vegas; as vice president of Customer Operations in Phoenix; and as head of the central and eastern divisions.

Also today, Cox announced that it is consolidating its field systems from 11 to nine operations.  

  • The San Diego and Orange Coast, California operations will join as one operating unit under the leadership of David Bialis, who previously oversaw the company's Western Region operations.  
  • Bill Geppert, senior vice president and general manager of the Cox San Diego system, will retire at the end of February.
  • Duffy Leone, senior vice president and general manager of Cox's Orange Coast system, has been appointed senior vice president of operations for all of Cox's California service area.
  • The Omaha/Sun Valley system will consolidate with Cox's Kansas/Arkansas operations, under the leadership of senior vice president and general manager Janet Barnard.
  • David Blau, previously senior vice president and general manager for Cox's Omaha operations, is transferring to Cox's headquarters in Atlanta, where he will serve as vice president of New Growth and Development for the Corporate Strategy group.

"Combining systems into fewer, larger consolidated operations gives us greater flexibility, allows us to improve our speed-to-market and better integrate our business," according to Brennan. "We are confident this will allow us to provide even better service and continue to earn the trust of our customers."

The executive changes are effective February 1.  The system consolidations are expected to be complete within the next few months.

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 five 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 y

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