Percy Kirk has joined Cox Communications as senior VP and region manager for the Southwest region, overseeing Cox operations and more than 4,300 Cox employees.
The Southwest region is Cox’s largest operation nationwide and includes Phoenix, Las Vegas and Southern Arizona. Most recently, Kirk led Cox’s Central Region, based in Oklahoma. He returns to Arizona, where he previously held the position of Cox Arizona’s VP of network operations.
“I am so pleased to have Percy lead our Southwest Region,” said Colleen Langner, senior VP of field operations. “He has seen us grow from a traditional residential cable TV provider to a broadband service provider that connects millions of homes and businesses with a continually expanding diverse product portfolio. His deep operational and technical experience makes him an exceptional leader who I know will positively impact our teams, customers and communities.”
Serving more than 35 years in the cable telecommunications industry, Kirk has held a variety of positions within Cox Communications.
Kirk’s career grew up in the cable industry as it evolved into a full-service, multi-product telecom industry. Prior to leading the Central Region for Cox, Kirk was the senior VP and general manager for Cox Oklahoma where he managed strategic operations in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas. He also served as senior VP and general manager for the company’s Omaha market; and held the position of VP of operations for Cox Communications Kansas.
“Percy is no stranger to Arizona and was a key leader during our expansion into delivering broadband and phone service in Arizona. His leadership style and focus on employees, customers and the community will be a huge asset to the state,” said Susan Anable, Cox Southwest VP of Public Affairs.
Carrying the Cox tradition of supporting the communities where we serve, Percy has continued to build a strong reputation in his community and is a past chair of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, past chair of The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools and he served on the board of directors for the United Way of Central Oklahoma and the OKC Compact. Kirk will be hitting the ground running as he will be joining several key Arizona community and business organizations this fall.
Kirk’s appointment follows company veteran John Wolfe’s recent retirement announcement.