Pat Esser

Title: President, Cox Communications Inc.

Years in Cable: More than 30

Education: MA and BA, Communications, University of Northern Iowa

One Word that Best Describes Me: Lucky


Jill Campbell

Title: EVP & COO,
Cox Communications Inc.

Years in Cable: 35

Education: MBA

One Word that Best
Describes Me: Passionate


Under the leadership of Campbell and Esser, Cox continues to be more agile and customer-focused, evidenced by its speed to market on several key products and services. The company plans to deploy residential Gigabit service in all its markets by the end of 2016, is launching next-generation Contour video products and is accelerating its Homelife home security and automation sales. To boot, Cox Business will hit $2 billion in revenue this year. That’s a lofty accomplishment for the duo, especially when you consider Esser started his career “climbing poles” more than three decades ago.


Pat Esser

Favorite charity event you work with: Boys and Girls Clubs of America

What was the last costume you wore and why? Santa Claus (don’t ask)

Favorite binge: College basketball

Hoverboard, driverless car or drone: Drone, no guy ever outgrows being 15

I watch majority of programming on this device: HD TV


Jill Campbell

The biggest innovation in cable over the last year: voice activated remote

Favorite charity event you work with: Girl Talk wine tasting and silent auction

What was the last costume that you wore and why? I was a minion for Halloween — love those guys!

Best way to spend a Saturday night: Dinner and a movie

Name of my favorite Spotify playlist: My Country

I watch the majority of programming on this device: Big screen

The technology that will most benefit cable over the next year is: DOCSIS 3.1

Favorite vacation spot: Paris

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