SVP, Corporate Public Affairs Cox Communications
Leigh Woisard is senior vice president of public affairs for Cox Communications. She is responsible for directing the company’s internal communications, media relations, product public relations, crisis communications and corporate social responsibility initiatives. In her role, Leigh also serves as chief communications counsel to Cox’s senior executives.
Leigh has been part of the Cox team for 18 years, starting her career in New England as manager of media relations. She later led employee communications, media relations and charitable giving as director of public relations in New England and as vice president of public affairs for Cox Virginia. During this role, she was instrumental in shaping the communications strategy for Cox’s Northern Virginia, Roanoke and Hampton Roads region.
Prior to joining Cox, Leigh worked in the political arena as press secretary for the Lt. Governor of Rhode Island and as deputy chief of staff for a U.S. Congressman. As a public relations account executive, she has managed public relations campaigns for clients such as Chili’s Grille & Bar, The New England Journal of Medicine and a division of Stanley Tools.
She is an active board member and volunteer for non-profits and professional organizations including Women in Cable Telecommunications. She is a recipient of the Public Relations Society of America’s Silver Anvil Award, the industry’s most prestigious national honor, and a Multichannel News 2019 Wonder Woman.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations from the University of Rhode Island and a master’s degree in communications management from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School.