CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Cox Communications recently announced that Emma Inman, APR will be expanding her responsibilities to serve as interim vice president of Public and Government Affairs for the Virginia region. Inman will oversee all aspects of the region’s public and government affairs efforts, including community relations, media relations, employee communications and government relations. The Virginia region includes Northern Virginia (Fairfax and Fredericksburg), Hampton Roads and Roanoke.
Since joining Cox Virginia in 2012 as director of Public Affairs, Inman has provided high quality strategic leadership and oversight for all aspects of public, media and community relations.
“Emma is an outstanding leader and dynamic communications professional with a deep commitment to her employees and to the community,” said J.D. Myers II, senior vice president and region manager for Cox Communications Virginia. “She led a highly successful public announcement of Gigablast, contributed to the overwhelming success of connecting low-income families to the Internet through Connect2Compete and oversees Cox’s philanthropic efforts, including the Cox Charities grant program, leading Cox in giving back more than $6 million annually to nonprofits through in-kind and cash support.” She is also currently serving a third year as Co-chair of Cox Virginia’s Diversity Council where she champions diversity and inclusion in the workplace as a core value and positions Cox as a leader of diversity in the community.
Prior to Cox, Inman held public affairs leadership positions encompassing both external and internal relations, including with Sentara Healthcare, where she served as corporate communications director leading public relations and employee communications, and with the City of Virginia Beach.
Inman earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Journalism from Temple University. She is also a graduate of the Cox Enterprises, Inc. Mentorship Program, holds an Accreditation in Public Relations (APR), and in 2014 was named Cox Virginia’s Leader of the Year.
Among her community involvements, Inman serves on several boards of directors including the Virginia Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs and Tidewater Arts Outreach. She is a member of the United Way of South Hampton Roads Women’s Leadership Council and African American Leadership Society and volunteers for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Inman will remain based in the Hampton Roads office in Chesapeake.
Media Contact: Sarah Buck, 757.222.2646 or Sarah.Buck@cox.com
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable company, Cox serves approximately 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 digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in broadband, voice and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For nine years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity 11 times. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at and www.coxmedia.com.
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