Cox communications announced that Susan Anable has been appointed Cox Phoenix Market Vice President. The move comes as Percy Kirk announced his upcoming retirement as senior vice president and region manager for Cox’s Southwest Region.

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For 32 years, Kirk has served in a variety of leadership positions at Cox, most recently serving as the Southwest region manager.

“I have watched the company go from a “cable company” to the multiservice technology company that it is today. And I also had the opportunity to see the community thrive. And best of all, I have had the privilege to work for a company that puts our employees and the community first,” said Kirk.

“Percy’s dedication and contributions to the success of Cox are beyond measure. His passion and leadership have been integral to our company’s growth in multiple markets and overall,” Sam Attisha, Senior Vice President and West Region Manager, Cox Communications. He added, “Cox is laser focused on our local markets and Susan is the best choice to lead us into the future in Metro Phoenix, and as we close the digital divide through our expansion into Phoenix’s rural communities.”

Susan has been with Cox Communications in key roles of increasing responsibility for more than 20 years, most recently as Vice President of Public and Government Affairs for the Southwest Region. She currently serves as Public Affairs Chair and board member of the Greater Phoenix Chamber and is past chair of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She is a former president of the Phoenix Suns Charities Board.

Prior to joining Cox, Susan spent 10 years on the Arizona State Senate research staff, serving as Staff Director and Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Analyst when she left to join Cox in 2001.

Susan was selected for inclusion in the Arizona Big Media’s 2022 AZ Business Leaders publication, as well as being recognized by Arizona Big Media as one of the “Most Influential Women of 2020”. She was also inducted as a Southwest Cable Communications Association’s Cable Pioneer in 2022. In 2019, Susan was recognized as a “Woman to Watch” by Women in Cable Television (WICT), and as Woman of the Year by the Arizona Capitol Times in its 2019 Women of Achievement Awards. She has also won numerous company and industry awards for government relations and public affairs initiatives.