Editor’s Note: We’ll be featuring profiles of executives honored in our 2013 CableFAX 100 issue. We asked each of them to answer a few lighthearted questions and we’ve shared their responses below. Here is what Cox Communications’ Pat Esser and Jill Campbell shared with us. Read the 2013 CableFAX 100 profiles here.

Pat Esser

Title: President, Cox Communications
Education: BA & MA, communications media, University of Northern Iowa
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: (stolen from Mike Tyson and 11 words) Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.

On a Saturday afternoon, you can find me… complaining about my golf game.

I watch the majority of programming on this device: TV, but more and more often, with my iPad in my lap.

The biggest lesson I learned from my kids this year was… sometimes saying less is more.

Dish I can make and that would impress a celebrity chef: Mac n’ cheese

Jill Campbell
Title: EVP/ COO, Cox Communications
Number of Years in Cable: 30-plus
Education: BA, sociology, UNLV; MBA, Oklahoma City University
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Be Kind.

Favorite decade? The ’70s

The best piece of business advice I’ve gotten this year: Own it!

Celebrity, sports figure or politician I’d most want to have dinner with? Oprah

The biggest lesson I learned from my kid(s) this year was… how quickly they grow up!

Favorite vacation spot? Paris

The biggest innovation in cable over the last year: Cox’s personal video experience! ?

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