Jill Campbell & Pat Esser
Title: President, Cox Communications
Years in Cable: Started in 1979 in cable
Education: MA and BA in Communications, University of Northern Iowa
Title: EVP & COO, Cox Communications
Years in Cable: 33
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Breathe
Under Esser and Campbell’s leadership, Cox has doubled the speeds on its most popular Internet tiers, and 2014 saw the launch of the company’s Gigabit speed tiers in Phoenix, with the MSO well on its way to offering the choice of Gigabit service to all markets by the end of next year. Cox also laid the groundwork to go all-digital with its remaining analog customers, rolled out its home automation network in more markets and expanded its WiFi network. This year the execs are also focused on building upon the momentum of Contour, Cox’s personalized video experience platform.
What’s your favorite screen? Love my iPad Mini
My favorite newfound hobby: Paddle boarding
The technology that will most benefit cable over the next year is: DOCSIS 3.1
Desert island album? Eagles Greatest Hits
Favorite TV show as a kid? “Lost in Space”
The last time I had a good laugh was… Saturday night watching my 15-month-old granddaughter sneak food to the dog from her plate belly-laughing.
My favorite business/motivational book: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There