CHESAPEAKE, Va. –Cox Communications announced today that J.D. Myers, II, has been named senior vice president and region manager of Cox Virginia operations. Myers has been serving as an interim in that role since January, 2015. In this role, Myers is responsible for leading more than 2,400 employees and the day-to-day operations across Virginia, including Hampton Roads, Roanoke, Fairfax County and Fredericksburg.
Myers, who previously served as the market leader for Cox’s Northern Virginia service area, has extensive operations experience within the telecommunications industry and has been with Cox since 2006. He is actively engaged within the telecommunications industry and in the community and has been recognized with a number of awards. Myers currently serves as chair-elect for the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association, and is a board member for several other prominent organizations, including the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and the George Mason University Foundation. He is former co-chair of the Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) Business Services Council.
“J.D. is a dynamic and engaging leader, who consistently demonstrates his commitment to diversity and inclusion and developing people,” said Paul Cronin, senior vice president of field operations and customer experience for Cox Communications. “He has been a stellar leader for Virginia this year, and is the clear choice to continue to serve as region manager bringing his skill and expertise to taking care of our customers, employees and the community and providing state-of-the-art services in Virginia.”
Before being named market leader for Northern Virginia operations, Myers served as the vice president of Cox Business and led Cox’s fastest growing commercial services business division in Northern Virginia. Prior to joining Cox, Myers served as vice president, channel development and international sales for P-COM Corporation; chief marketing officer and vice president, Sales for IMC Worldcell; vice president and general manager, for Arch Wireless, Inc. and vice president and general manager, for BellSouth.
In 2015, 2014 and 2011, he was named by CableFAX as one of the Most Influential Minorities in Cable; in 2009 he was named on CableFAX Magazine’s National List of the Top 35 Regional Executives and in 2008, he was recognized by CableFAX as one of the Top Minority Executives in Cable Communications.
Myers holds a MBA in finance and marketing from American University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from American University, and an associate’s degree in electrical engineering technology from Regis University.