Cox Promotes Jennifer Hightower to Lead Law and Policy Team

Cox Communications announced that Jennifer Hightower has been recently promoted to senior vice president of law and policy. In her new role, she will oversee Cox’s compliance, legal operations, litigation and government affairs teams. She will also assume the role of corporate secretary and will serve as our primary legal and policy counsel.

“As the market becomes increasingly competitive, business priorities evolve along with legal and regulatory challenges and compliance,” said Mark Bowser, executive vice president and chief financial officer. “Jennifer has the experience and the leadership capabilities to guide us through this changing environment to help us continue to seamlessly deliver the products and services our customers demand.” 

Hightower joined Cox in 1997 as corporate counsel. Shortly thereafter she was promoted to senior counsel and eventually assistant general counsel, where she oversaw legal operations. In 2006, Jennifer was promoted to vice president, regulatory affairs. Since January 2011, Hightower has led the law and policy group on an interim basis, while maintaining her role as vice president of regulatory affairs.

The law and policy senior leadership team, reporting to Hightower includes:

  • Mark Padilla - vice president of legal operations
  • Robin Sangston - vice president of compliance
  • John Spalding – vice president of government affairs and chief privacy officer
  • Kristen Weathersby - vice president of litigation


Cox is conducting an internal and external candidate search to fill the vice president of regulatory affairs role vacated by Hightower’s promotion.

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.

 

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