Anthony Pope is the senior vice president and region manager for Cox’s Central Region. In this role, he passionately oversees market operations in Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska and Oklahoma.
A more than 30-year telecommunications veteran, Pope has extensive leadership experience in operations, sales and marketing, customer experience and employee development. Prior to joining Cox in 2016, he successfully served as a vice president and general manager with Charter Communications.
Pope has received numerous leadership and performance awards throughout his highly distinguished career to include being named one of Cablefax Magazine’s Most Influential Minorities in Cable in 2017 and 2018. In 2019 and 2020, Pope was recognized by Cablefax as one of their Top 100 Power Players.
Pope serves as the president of the Louisiana Cable & Television Association Board of Directors. Additionally, he formerly served on the Baton Rouge Area Chamber Board of Directors and the Boys and Girls Club of Louisiana Board of Governors. Pope participated in the 2018-2019 Class XVIII of the NAMIC Executive Leadership Development Program and is a 2017 graduate of the Council for a Better Louisiana’s Leadership Louisiana.
Pope earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Alcorn State University. He has successfully completed Harvard Business School’s Cable Executive Management program. Pope resides in Baton Rouge and is very proud of his two children, Ciera and Ryan, both of whom are University of Alabama graduates.
Pope believes in paying it forward – especially through mentoring. He enjoys mentoring young men who grow up in fatherless households. In his spare time, Pope enjoys a good cigar and cooking.