Cox Communications Leader to Speak to Public Relations Class
Gary T. McCollum, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Cox Communications,
will visit Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism
and Communications on Thursday, March 3 at 10:30 a.m. McCollum will speak
to Professor Mavis Carr’s public relations class (JAC 320) about leadership.
Named by CableFax as one of the “Most Influential Minorities
in Cable” for three years in a row, McCollum currently oversees Cox
systems in Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia and Roanoke. With more than 20
years at Cox, he is best known for spearheading an effort to bring the Information
Superhighway to all segments of the community, including low-income households.
His clear commitment to the community has been recognized in many arenas.
Along with being inducted into two Hall of Fames, McCollum is the recipient
of the Corporate Trail Blazer award from the Fairfax County NAACP, Vanguard
Award for Cable Operations Management from the National Cable Telecommunications
Association and Community Leadership Award from the Northern Virginia Community
Foundation. Prior to Cox, he served eight years active duty as a military
intelligence officer for the U.S. Army’s elite U.S. Army Rangers. McCollum
is currently a Major in the U.S. Army Reserves.
A graduate of James Madison University with an MBA from the University
of Connecticut, McCollum was the first in his family to attend
college. He is currently a lifetime member of the NAACP and board member
of the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association, Virginia Chamber of
Commerce, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, ACCESS College Foundation among
other community organizations.
Founded in 1962, Cox is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. Best known for
pioneering the bundle of television, Internet and telephone services together,
it is the third-largest cable entertainment and broadband services provider
in the country.
For more information, contact Mavis Carr at