Title: SVP/GM, Cox Southeast Region
Number of Years in Cable: 29
Education: University of Redlands
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: “We are all meant to shine.” (From a framed passage written by Marianne Williamson) was delivered during Nelson Mandela’s 1994 inaugural speech. It says: “There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”)
Why Her? Vines knows how to get her hands dirty. With a career spanning jobs from receptionist to the C-Suite, she now supervises Cox’s second-largest region that includes thousands of miles, two time zones and six distinct markets. During her career, she has spearheaded at least three Cox multi-system mergers. At the end of a busy day, however, you will still find her chatting it up with employees, taking a pulse of the frontline. Vines, a former foster child, also frequently shares her motivational story.
Apple or Samsung? Apple
Beatles or The Rolling Stones? Diana Ross!
On a Saturday afternoon, you can find me… playing golf or just hanging out with my family.
My peers would be surprised to learn that I once served as a stenographer for the FBI and still do my own typing.
Film fest or music festival? Music. Especially the New Orleans Jazz Festival on a beautiful April day.
I watch the majority of programming on this device: On my TV. I can’t live without my DVR. (Cox Advanced TV Plus now lets me record up to 160 hours of HD programming).
Dish I can make and that would impress a celebrity chef: Shepherd’s Pie
The TV show title that most resembles my life is “Project Runway.” My three girls, who are 8, 10 and 11, are constantly competing to make the best fashion statement.
Favorite business and/or motivational book? The Soul of Leadership by Deepak Chopra
Favorite vacation spot? I love the beach, and I have promised to show my girls every color of the Ocean.