J.D. Myers, II is senior vice president and region manager of Cox's Virginia operations. In this role, Myers is reponsible for leading more than 2,400 employees and day-to-day operations across Virginia, including Hampton Roads, Roanoke, Fairfax County and Fredericksburg.
Previously Myers served as the company's market leader in Northern Virginia with responsibility for Fairfax County and Frederickburg and before assuming that role he was the market’s vice president of Cox Business, one of the fastest growing company divisions; in the past, he also served as vice president of residential and retail sales for Cox Virginia.
Myers has received numerous industry awards and honors. Among these, in 2014, he received the Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) TAMI Award and was named by CableFAX as one of the Top Minority Executives in Cable Communications. He also received the 2014 Women in Cable Telecommunications Virginia Chapter Most Valuable Partner Award. In 2013 CableFAX named him among the Top 100 Executives in Cable Communications and in 2009, he was named by CableFAX among the Top 35 Regional Executives.
Myers is a member of Cox’s National Diversity Council and serves on the board of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), where he is a national career mentor of future business leaders. He is a member of the board of trustees for the George Mason University Foundation. He also serves as co-chair on the CTAM Business Services Council. Additionally, he is on the board of the Virginia Business Council, the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance, the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association and he is a trustee of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.
Myers is a military veteran, having served in the U.S. Army as a non-commissioned officer. He holds an MBA in finance, a master’s degree in marketing and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from American University. He also earned an associate’s degree in electrical engineering technology from Regis University.
He resides in Virginia Beach, Va. with his wife, Gillian, and has three daughters.