CHESAPEAKE, Va., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Virginia (BGCSEVA) has named Jim Ruel, Cox Communications VA Vice President of Technical Operations, to its Board of Directors. Ruel is a Chesapeake resident.
"I'm honored to have the opportunity to serve on such a talented board, and to join the Clubs in helping kids to better themselves and stay on the right track. I believe in the mission of the Boys and Girls Club, and feel fortunate to have this opportunity to contribute to the worthwhile work they do each day," said Ruel.
As a Board member, Ruel will set policy for the Clubs and develop resources to sustain them. There are nine (9) clubs within the Southeast VA footprint serving the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Franklin, Virginia Beach, and the town of Exmore on the Eastern Shore.
"The mission of our club is to enable young people, especially those who need us the most, to achieve their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Through Jim's previous experience on other Boys and Girls Club boards, as well as his personal commitment to young people, we believe he will make a tremendous impact," said Dave Zobel, Acting Executive Director of BGCSEVA.
At Cox, Ruel is a member of the company's Virginia senior leadership team and is responsible for leading Cox's Field Service operations. His team includes more than 650 field service employees. Ruel is a graduate of the University of Phoenix and is a Penn State University-certified executive coach. He is also a graduate of Dale Carnegie's Human Relations training program.
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company with more than 6.2 million total residential and commercial customers. The third-largest cable television company in the United States, Cox offers an array of advanced digital video, high-speed Internet and telephony services over its own nationwide IP network, as well as integrated wireless services. Cox Business is a full-service, facilities-based provider of communications solutions for commercial customers, providing high-speed Internet, voice and long distance services, as well as data and video transport services for small to large-sized businesses. Cox Media offers national and local cable advertising in traditional spot and new media formats, along with promotional opportunities and production services. More information about the services of Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com, www.coxbusiness.com, and www.coxmedia.com. In Hampton Roads, Cox has more than 400,000 basic cable subscribers.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia's mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Every day young people in our community are faced with new challenges. Boys & Girls Clubs give them the tools and confidence to meet those challenges.
SOURCE Cox Communications