Cox Promotes Rhonda Taylor to Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer

ATLANTA - Cox announced that, effective today, Rhonda Taylor has joined the company's senior executive team as executive vice president and chief people officer. Mae Douglas will retire from this role at the end of the year and will assist in the transition.


In her new role, Taylor will oversee talent development, labor relations, diversity initiatives, rewards and recognition, workforce analytics and human resource technology.


Taylor has served as the senior human resources executive in Cox's Louisiana system since 2008, where she planned, led and implemented numerous organizational changes and realignments including the consolidation of Cox Greater Louisiana and New Orleans systems. Under her leadership, the Cox Louisiana Diversity Council received the 2011 Human Resources Management Association Commitment to Diversity Award.


"Cox's success is dependent on acquiring, retaining, motivating and fully utilizing the brightest employees in the marketplace," said Pat Esser, president, Cox Communications. "Our structure is shifting to support broader business transformation and Rhonda is well-qualified to equip our workforce to deliver outstanding results."


Prior to joining Cox, Taylor served for 21 years at Citigroup in various human resources leadership roles, including senior vice president of human resources in the company's Coppell, Texas office. She was also assistant director, human resources for ITT Commercial Finance Corp. in St. Louis, Mo.


Taylor holds a bachelor's degree from Columbia College in Columbia, Mo. She currently serves on the board of the Baton Rouge Junior Achievement organization and is active in the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications and the Society of Human Resource Management. Taylor is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.


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 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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