Marilyn Burrows
Title: SVP/GM, Cox Communications Central Region
Number of Years in Cable and Telecom: 29
Education: BS/MBA, University of Nebraska
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Success is a journey, not a destination.

Why Her? New to the Central region as of 2012 but not new to Cox, Burrows leads operations for Kansas, Northwest Arkansas, Omaha and Sun Valley. The region serves more than 600K subscribers. Her region’s demographics require a balance of marketing to both metropolitan and rural areas, never easy when considering the different sensibilities and priorities. However, Burrows is well cut out for the challenge. Prior to this job, she worked for Cox in Las Vegas and Roanoke, VA.

Apple or Samsung? Apple
 
Beatles or The Rolling Stones? George Strait
 
This is the hobby I’ve been itching to try, but haven’t found time: Mosaics
 
Film fest or music festival? Music festival 
 
The other subject I wish I’d picked for my college major: Veterinary science
 
Favorite decade? ‘80s! Shoulder pads and big hair!
 
The best piece of business advice I’ve gotten this year: Reciprocate; express thanks. 
 
Celebrity, sports figure or politician I’d most want to have dinner with? Diane Sawyer and her husband, Mike Nichols.
 
I wish Congress would just… listen to each other and craft solutions.
 
Favorite vacation spot? Italy
 
The biggest innovation in cable over the last year: PVE – personal video experience with a recommendation engine!

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