Cox VP Info Technology, Toni Stubbs, Receives National "Next Generation Leader" Award
CHESAPEAKE, VA – Toni Stubbs, Vice President for Information Technology and Strategic Planning of Cox Hampton Roads, has been named one of the Next Generation Leaders by the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC). The Next Generation Leaders Awards honor executives who embody the professionalism that reflects NAMIC’s mission to educate, advocate and empower multi-ethnicity in the communications industry.
"I am deeply honored to have been chosen as a recipient of the Next Generation Leaders by NAMIC. I feel privileged to work for a company such as Cox, where diversity is strongly supported and valued. This award is an inspiration for me to continue to advance efforts to promote diversity beyond our industry," said Stubbs.
In addition to providing leadership and strategic direction to the information technology team of Cox Hampton Roads, Stubbs also serves on the Cox’s Corporate Diversity Council and works diligently to ensure an inclusive environment in the workplace and for Cox customers, vendors and communities.
A change agent at Cox, Stubbs is the senior sponsor of the local Hampton Roads Quality Action Team, and under her guidance, has made meaningful strides in improving employee advancement, recognition and satisfaction. Among the positive outcomes resulting from her leadership has been the lifting of degree requirements for leadership roles, creating new career growth opportunities for high-performing, qualified employees.
Stubbs is also an active and committed volunteer for a variety of organizations. She is a bone marrow donor to a Leukemia survivor, and the charity closest to her is the Leukemia Society of America. She lends her time and talent to mentor kids through Cox’s partnership with the Boys and Girls Club. She is a member of Women in Cable and Telecommunications (WICT) and the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF).
Stubbs graduated from Mercy College in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan with a degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering. She also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.
NAMIC will honor Stubbs at the NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast on April 3 in Washington, D.C. The Next Generation Leaders Awards have emerged as a premier platform for recognizing exceptional business achievements.
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About Cox Communications:
Cox Communications is a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company with more than 6.2 million total residential and commercial customers. The third-largest cable television company in the United States, Cox offers an array of advanced digital video, high-speed Internet and telephony services over its own nationwide IP network, as well as integrated wireless services. Cox Business is a full-service, facilities-based provider of communications solutions for commercial customers, providing high-speed Internet, voice and long distance services, as well as data and video transport services for small to large-sized businesses. Cox Media offers national and local cable advertising in traditional spot and new media formats, along with promotional opportunities and production services. Cox Communications wholly owns and operates the Travel Channel. More information about the services of Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com, www.coxbusiness.com, and www.coxmedia.com. In Hampton Roads, Cox has more than 400,000 basic cable subscribers.
NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) is the premier organization focusing on multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry. Founded in 1980 as a non-profit trade association, today NAMIC is comprised of 2,000 professionals belonging to a network of 18 chapters nationwide. Through initiatives that focus on education, advocacy and empowerment, NAMIC champions equity and inclusion in the workforce, with special attention given to ensuring that the leadership cadres of our nation's communications industry giants reflect the multi-ethnic richness of the populations they serve. For more information, please visit www.namic.com.