Cox Promotes Philip Nutsugah to Senior VP of Product Development and Management
Veteran cable executive Steve Necessary to retire at yearend

ATLANTA – September 22, 2017 – Cox Communications announced today that Philip Nutsugah has been promoted to senior vice president of product development and management.

Nutsugah will oversee the end-to-end product lifecycle function for all residential and business voice, video and data services and will report directly to Executive Vice President Kevin Hart, who now oversees technology and product organizations.

Since joining Cox in 2006, Nutsugah has served in various leadership roles in the product organization, recently guiding the development and launch of Cox Gigablast and Panoramic WiFi.

“The expertise of our product development and management team is increasingly important as we focus on aggressively competing and growing our portfolio to better serve new and existing customers,” said Kevin Hart, executive vice president, chief product management and technology officer. “Under Philip’s leadership, Cox’s aggressive Gigabit internet launch has led the market and he’ll bring that same level of commitment and creative approach to our full suite of services.” 

Steve Necessary, who has led all major video initiatives in the last 13 years and managed the company’s full product portfolio since 2015, will retire at the end of the year. Prior to joining Cox, Necessary served for more than 20 years in leadership positions at Concurrent Computer Corporation and Scientific Atlanta.

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 eight 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 12 times. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at and



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