Cox names new Southwest region manager

The nation’s largest private telecom company has a new senior vice president and region manager for the Southwest.

Percy Kirk will now oversee Cox operations and the more than 4,300 employees in the company’s largest region, which includes Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Southern Arizona.

Percy Kirk

Most recently, Kirk led Cox’s Central Region, based in Oklahoma. The new post is a homecoming of sorts for Kirk, who previously held the position of Cox Arizona’s vice president of network operations.

“I am so pleased to have Percy lead our Southwest Region,” said Colleen Langner, senior vice president, field operations.  “He has seen us grow from a traditional residential cable TV provider to a broadband service provider that connects millions of homes and businesses with a continually expanding diverse product portfolio. His deep operational and technical experience makes him an exceptional leader who I know will positively impact our teams, customers and communities.”

Serving more than 35 years in the cable telecommunications industry, Kirk has held a variety of positions within Cox Communications. 

Prior to leading the Central Region for Cox, Kirk was the senior vice president and general manager for Cox Oklahoma where he managed strategic operations in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas. He also served as senior vice president and general manager for the company’s Omaha market and has held the position of vice president of operations for Cox Communications Kansas.

“Percy is no stranger to Arizona and was a key leader during our expansion into delivering broadband and phone service in Arizona. His leadership style and focus on employees, customers and the community will be a huge asset to the state,” said Susan Anable, Cox Southwest Vice President of Public Affairs.

Carrying the Cox tradition of supporting the communities where it serves, Kirk has continued to build a strong reputation in his community and is a past chair of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, past chair of The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools and he served on the board of directors for the United Way of Central Oklahoma and the OKC Compact. 

Kirk will be joining several key Arizona community and business organizations this fall.

Kirk’s appointment follows the retirement of John Wolfe, a 40-year veteran in the cable and telecom world, who previously oversaw the Southwest region.Cox serves six million homes and businesses across 18 states. In metro Phoenix, the company serves 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 its own nationwide IP network.

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