ATLANTA, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications announced today that Kevin Hart has been named executive vice president and chief technology officer, effective April 25. In this role, he will be responsible for providing overall leadership, strategic and operational direction to the planning and development of an integrated technological platform. Hart is also charged with aligning the technology strategy with overall business objectives.
"As an accomplished leader, Kevin has a strong track record of driving business results in telecommunications companies," said Cox Communications president Pat Esser. "Kevin's strong background in IT transformation, technology deployment, strategic planning and operations will be important as Cox continues to evolve to better serve our customers."
Hart most recently served as Chief Information Officer at Clearwire Corporation. While there, he was responsible for the company's Information Technology, Enterprise Network Deployment Planning Office and Business Process Management functions. His key accomplishments with Clearwire include leading the transformation of the IT organization during the deployment of the company's 4G wireless broadband service across the nation. During Hart's 20 year career, he has also served as CIO at Level 3, one of the world's largest IP communications providers, and held leadership roles at Capgemini Consulting, International Paper and the former Southwestern Bell Communications (SBC).
Hart earned a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tulsa and an MBA in Finance with Honors from Notre Dame. Hart and his family will be relocating from Seattle to Atlanta.
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. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media 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, 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 six years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and 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