September 27, 2022

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Inspiring PSAs featuring local Cox employees who passionately serve their communities will run on Cox channels through October 15

PHOENIX – In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Cox is again shining the light on some of our community’s amazing community leaders. This year, we’re focusing on some of our own long standing employees who are integral parts of their own communities. As a large employer, Cox reflects Arizona’s diverse population with 30% of its local employees identifying as Latino. This marks the 16th year that Cox has honored and profiled the inspirational contributions of Latino leaders in Arizona through Cox produced TV public service announcements during Hispanic Heritage Month. These spots will run on Cox channels through October 15.

This Cox campaign recognizes members of the community across a variety of disciplines such as education, government, non-profit community, sports and the arts. The Honorable Ruben Gallego, U.S. Congress, Gil Bivens, founder of Arizona Barrio Stories, Maria Mazon, owner and executive chef of Boca Tacos and Jose Cardenas, Medical Director of Barrow and many more have been previously featured.

“This year, Cox is doing something different,” says Susan Anable, Vice President of Public Affairs, Cox Southwest Region.  “We’re turning the cameras on our own Cox employees who are great at their jobs and passionate about giving back.”  She adds, “These are employees that may interact with customers directly, or might even be behind the scenes, but we felt it important to highlight how they are committed to so many in our community.”

Click here for a Dropbox link containing nine (30) second public service announcements (English and Spanish) featuring the inspiring community members whose stories Cox is telling during Hispanic Heritage Month including:

  • Nancy Soto, Cox Customer Care. For 28 years, Nancy has supported her team and Cox customers. She is a member of the Cox Charities grants selection committee that allocates $500K+ to Arizona nonprofits annually.
  • Myriam Gomez, Assistant Manager, Cox Tempe Retail Store. Myriam is a servant leader who constantly works to lift her team and create great customer experiences. In her free time, she volunteers helping Hispanic farmers acquire budget cell phones so they can stay connected with loved ones.
  • Ashton Vazquez, Cox Network Field Technician. Ashton makes sure the Cox infrastructure works to keep Cox Business customers connected and in his free time he finds opportunities to help elderly members of his church. Recently, Ashton learned of a church member’s roof that was in desperate need of repair. He responded immediately and made the repairs himself.
  • David Camacho, Cox Network Technician. David is a 10-year Cox technician working to ensure Cox products work the way they should. David is a passionate volunteer contributing to the 50,000+ hours that Cox employees give to their communities each year. David is also a dedicated coach for his teenage son’s football team.
  • Gilberto Galindo, Cox Field Sales Manager. Gil is famous for his energy and effectively represents Cox with third-party partners including Walmart, Boost and Best Buy. In his free time, Gil focuses his energy on volunteering in his community coaching football and contributing to the more than 50,000 volunteer hours Cox employees devote to their communities each year.
  • Jose de Alba, Cox Field Supervisor. Jose has been part of the Cox family for 16 years and leads a team of field technicians who address customer service issues. He is a longtime member of the Cox Charities grants panel which reviews applications and allocates funds to support Southern Arizona nonprofits. Jose is also a dedicated Girl Scouts volunteer supporting his daughter.
  • Maria Jimenez, Cox Customer Care Casa Grande Retail Store. Maria is known for her effervescence in providing the best customer experience. In her private life, Maria educates her community about the importance of voting.
  • Manny Romero, Cox Network Technician serving Cochise County. Manny is a proud 24-year Cox employee hailing from Douglas where he is a visible member of the community. He is also a passionate member of the Noon Lion’s Club where he raises funds for those with vision challenges.
  • Francisco Mesa, Quality Assurance Field Technician, Southern Arizona.Francisco not only makes sure that Cox products consistently deliver superior quality for customers, but he is also equally passionate about showing youth the value of higher education. He devotes personal time to a program that gets teens thinking about college, career and life goals.

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. As the largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve seven million homes and businesses across 18 states. In metro Phoenix, we serve approximately 2.5 million product subscribers, and in Southern Arizona, approximately 400,000 product subscribers, with residential and business digital television, 1G high-speed Internet, security systems and digital telephone service over our own nationwide IP network.  In Arizona, Cox generates nearly $5.5 billion in total economic impact annually. We’re dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and we celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that make each one unique. The 3,100 Arizona employees of Cox are proud to have volunteered more than 51,000 hours each year in the local communities where we live and work and have topped numerous J.D. Power and Associates’ studies of customer satisfaction and “Ranking Arizona-Best of Arizona Business” lists. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.

Posted by Jocelyn McAlpin