Cox expands Myers’ role to East Coast
Exec oversees cable provider's operations from Rhode Island to Florida
Cox Communications Inc. has expanded Virginia executive J.D. Myers II’s’ role so that he now oversees much of the East Coast.
Myers, who is based in Chesapeake, previously had oversight of operations and business growth in Virginia. As senior vice president and region manager of Cox’s East Region, he now has oversight of the cable telecommunications provider’s service areas in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island and Virginia.
Cox is “more focused than ever on our local markets” a spokesperson told Virginia Business. The company has placed senior local leaders in each, while giving region managers, such as Myers, oversight over wider areas to “help drive consistency.”
“In J.D.’s expanded role, he’ll have oversight of Cox’s operations and business growth from Rhode Island to Florida. I’m confident that his passion for our employees and customers will ensure consistency as we compete to provide the best products and customer experience,” said Colleen Langner, executive vice president and chief operations officer of Cox Communications, in a statement.
As a result of the change in Myers’ duties, Cox has named Nneka Chiazor market vice president for Hampton Roads. In the newly created position, Chiazor, who also is based in Chesapeake, will oversee the company’s operations in the region, leading more than 1,200 employees.
Chiazor joined Cox in 2017 as vice president of public and government affairs in Virginia and North Carolina, 0verseeing state and local government relations, employee communications, media affairs and communications. Before that, she spent 20 years serving in various leadership roles in the telecommunications industry in Washington, D.C.
“Nneka is a talented leader with extensive experience in the technology industry,” Myers said in a statement. “I’m thrilled for Nneka and excited for her to bring her commitment to continue building innovative and inclusive communities in our Hampton Roads operations. Under her leadership, our employees, customers and communities will continue to thrive through connectivity, contributing to the overall 757’s growth and success.”
Chiazor serves on the boards of the Broadband Association of Virginia, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Virginia Beach Development Authority and Somos Inc., the telecommunications industry’s toll-free number administrator.
She graduated from the Cable Executive Management program at Harvard Business School and earned a bachelor’s in computer science from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, as well as a master’s degree in telecommunications management from the University of Maryland.