Allen Roberts Named Vice President Operations Cox Virginia

Jun 02, 2010, 06:00 ET from Cox Communications

CHESAPEAKE, Va., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Allen Roberts has been appointed Vice President of Operations for Cox Virginia. In this role, Roberts oversees Cox's extensive hybrid-fiber network and commercial services in Roanoke, Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia. He reports out of the Cox Northern Virginia office.

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Gary McCollum, Senior Vice President and General Manager Cox Virginia, said, "Allen has been with Cox since 2004.  Most recently he served as Vice President of Cox Business in Oklahoma.  In his former role, he was instrumental in leading Cox's commercial services division to new levels of revenue and customer growth.  Allen has a wealth of strategic telecommunications and technology experience, encompassing more than 25 years in both start-up and Fortune 500 environments.  We are delighted to have him join our Virginia team. "

As Vice President of Operations, Roberts oversees all network engineering, maintenance and repair functions. He also manages technical network support activities. "Cox's network provides great value, consistency, and reliability for our customers. Allen's expertise in this area will help Cox to further stretch to provide even more customization options and productivity for the Cox Virginia system," adds McCollum.

In fulfilling his commercial services responsibilities, Roberts oversees state-wide strategic planning for Cox Business. McCollum notes, "Cox Business is a very important growth engine for the company. Today, more than ever companies are looking for faster, smarter, and more efficient ways to handle their telecommunications needs. Allen will ensure that our Cox Business activities throughout the state meet and exceed our customers' expectations."

Roberts will leverage the strengths of Cox Business Vice Presidents, located in the three Virginia market areas; they are:

  • Michael Braham, Vice President Cox Business, Hampton Roads
  • J.D. Myers, Vice President Cox Business, Northern Virginia
  • Kim Stanley, Vice President Operations and Cox Business, Roanoke

Finally, in his more than 25 year career, Roberts has worked with such firms as AT&T and XO Communications. He is a graduate of Kansas State University, obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture. He also has completed the Thunderbird International School of Business Management, located in Phoenix. Within the community, he has served on the boards of Junior Achievement of Oklahoma, the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and the Greater Tulsa Chamber of Commerce.

In Virginia, Cox serves approximately 615,000 customers, and has more than 3,000 employees.

For more information, contact Felicia Blow at 757-222-8432 or

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