As the COVID-19 crisis ramped up, Nutsugah and his team worked to expand Cox’s Connect2Compete program so that many low-income families could be connected to broadband. He also has been busy with multiple product launches, including the Panoramic WiFi app and Pods, Contour Stream Player, SD-WAN, and new options for working from home. An active member of Cox’s Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Council for 8 years, Nutsugah is joining with colleague Keith Holmes to launch a mentoring and executive development group for Black male execs at Cox. “Employees need to be able see themselves in their company’s leadership teams,” he says.
The conversation about racial injustice in 2020 has been… gratifying. It’s long overdue but I am very optimistic about the future. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity that I hope we don’t squander.
In what ways can companies best show a sincere commitment to diversity and inclusion?
By building a pipeline and promoting executives of color into senior roles. Employees need to be able see themselves in their company’s leadership teams.
How have you been a champion of diversity & inclusion in your professional life?
I was an active member of Cox’s Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Council for 8 years. With my good friend Keith Holmes, this year we launched a mentoring and executive development group for black male executives at Cox.