CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Cox Communications announces Nneka Chiazor as Vice President of Public and Government Affairs for the Virginia region. Chiazor will oversee Cox’s public and government affairs in Virginia, encompassing all aspects of state and local government relations, employee communications, and media and community relations including the programming partnership with YurView on Cox local origination channels throughout the state.

“I am excited to have Nneka join our Cox team,” said J.D. Myers, II, senior vice president and region manager for Cox Communications Virginia. “Her proven talents, deep expertise and strong leadership will be a tremendous asset as we continue to strengthen the future of Cox and our growing, dynamic industry.”

Chiazor brings to Cox more than 20 years of telecommunications experience and a broad policy background in wireless, wireline, and other technology areas.  She was most recently the Vice President of Public Policy & Government Affairs for Verizon Communications where she was the leading advocate before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other government agencies on a variety of policy areas, including public safety, cybersecurity and supplier diversity.

Active in numerous civic and business organizations, Chiazor is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association and has served on the Board of Directors of Somos, Inc., the telecommunications industry’s trusted toll-free number administrator as well as the Board of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA), a non-profit business league whose mission is to advance next-generation vehicle communication.

Chiazor earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, and a Master of Science in Telecommunications Management from the University of Maryland. She is also a graduate of the Executive MBA program at Harvard Business School. She will be based in the Hampton Roads headquarters in Chesapeake.

About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 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 eight years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity nine times, including the last eight years. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.

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