Vonya Alleyne Named Vice President, Human Resources for Cox Virginia

HERNDON, Va., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications recently named Vonya Alleyne as Vice President, Human Resources for Cox Virginia.  In her new role, Alleyne oversees all aspects of Cox Virginia Human Resources functions including employee relations, compensation and benefits, recruitment and retention, training and organizational development and safety, risk and security.  Alleyne leads a team of 50 employees and serves approximately 2,200 Cox employees statewide.

Alleyne joined Cox in 2007 as Director of Human Resources for Cox's Northern Virginia operation.  In 2010, she took on a focused senior leadership role as statewide Human Resources Director for recruitment and retention.  Since September 2012, Alleyne has served as acting and then Interim Vice President of Human Resources.

Alleyne has more than 15 years of human resources experience.  Prior to joining Cox, she held various human resources roles in the retail, government contracting and telecommunications industries.

Alleyne holds a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from James Madison University, a Master's degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix and a certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR).  She is a member of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  She is also on the board of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), Mid-Atlantic Chapter.

"Vonya Alleyne is an outstanding leader, dedicated to balancing both the art and science of managing the needs of the business and our people," said Gary McCollum, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Cox Virginia.  "With her commitment to hiring the right people for the right job and retaining talented individuals, Vonya's leadership has been a key factor in maintaining Cox's position as a leading employer of choice and in the overall success of the company."

Alleyne volunteers frequently in the Loudoun County and Fairfax County communities and has served for four years as a Loudoun County election officer.  She resides in Aldie, Va. with her two daughters and is based out of the Herndon, Va. office.

About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network.  As the third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than six million residences and businesses.  Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.  Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, its industry-leading customer care, and its outstanding workplaces.  For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women, by women, in Cable Telecommunications; for five years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity.  In addition, the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index.  More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.

SOURCE Cox Communications



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