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Cox Ups Public Affairs, Supply Chain Chiefs to SVP

Cox Communications said it promoted Leigh Woisard and George Richter, the company’s top communications and supply chain leaders, to senior vice president this month.

Woisard's title is SVP of corporate communications and public affairs. She continues to oversee the development of strategic internal and external communications plans to support product sales, promote the company’s aggressive community investment and direct all media and analyst relations. Woisard is an 11-year Cox veteran who has served in communications leadership roles in Cox New England and Virginia operations and has led the national communications organization for three years. Prior to Cox, she advised a U.S. congressman and multiple corporate clients in agency roles and she holds a master’s degree in communications management from Syracuse University.

Richter was named SVP of supply chain management. Since joining Cox in 2008, Richter has been responsible for significant savings annually through more effective sourcing and inventory management. He will continue to develop and manage an end-to-end supply chain strategy that includes sourcing, demand analysis and planning, forward and reverse logistics, warehouse management, purchasing and inventory management. Prior to Cox, Richter spent more than 12 years with Arrow Electronics Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components and supply chain services. A native of Canada, he earned an MBA from Concordia University in Montreal.

Other recent officer appointments were:

Mallard Holliday to vice president of corporate communications and public affairs.

Allen Roberts to vice president of Cox Business operations.

Linda King to vice president of supply chain operations, planning and logistics.

Bill Mangen to vice president of strategic sourcing and procurement