20. Jacqueline Vines
SVP/GM, Cox Louisiana
Years in Cable: 27
Education: BS, Business Administration and Management, U of Redlands
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Do the right thing by all today.
Vines started in cable as a receptionist at Time Warner back in 1984, moved up through the human resources ranks and landed the top post at Cox Louisiana in 2009. On the subject of Millennials, she is thoughtful: “This is a generation that has grown up using technology to stay connected with friends and families and reinvented the term ‘networking.’ I expect Millennials to continue to develop and use technology in a way that dramatically impacts the telecommunications industry and improves the way people live and communicate."
My favorite restaurant: There are too many to choose just one in Louisiana. If I drive along the I-10 corridor, I’d say Mr. B’s in New Orleans, The City Club in Baton Rouge or The Blue Dog Café when in Lafayette.
The one thing I tell my kids about success in life: Never leave home without counting your blessings.
What I admire most about Millennials is… This generation also cares about causes and teamwork.
How many companies have you worked for since graduating from college? Time Warner Cable, where I began as a receptionist in 1984, and upon my departure, had been promoted to director of human resources. I joined Cox Communications in 1992 as Director of Human resources of the New Orleans system and have served as SVP/GM of a consolidated Louisiana system since 2009.
The worst thing I’ve ever heard someone say in a meeting: "I can’t."