Leigh Woisard

Leigh Woisard

Leigh Woisard

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, Woisard also serves as chief
communications counsel to Cox’s senior executives.

 

Woisard
has been part of the Cox team for more than 10 years, starting her career in New England as manager of media relations. She later
oversaw employee communications, media relations and charitable giving as
director of public relations in New England and most recently 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 systems.

 

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 many non-profits and professional
organizations including the Public Relations Society of America, Women
in Cable Telecommunications and the Association of Cable Communicators. She is
a recipient of the Public Relations Society’s Silver Anvil Award, the
industry’s most prestigious national honor.

 

Woisard
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.