Cox Communications announced this morning that Cox Business executives Tim McKinley and Steve Rowley were recently promoted to company officers.
McKinley and Rowley both serve as vice presidents of field operations for Cox's commercial services division in the East and West regions, respectively.
With their additional duties as company officers, they now serve as the chief liaisons between corporate headquarters and field markets, with oversight for local strategic planning, sales performance, marketing, back office, customer installations and capital investment.
Cox said their regular inspection and in-depth market analysis helped drive best practice sharing and ensured standard implementation of nationwide initiatives and processes.
Prior to McKinley joining Cox in 2007, the field operations vice president role was held by a single executive, but Cox Business' rapid growth resulted in the position being split to help drive consistent sales behavior, processes and results nationwide.
Rowley took over the western operations last year, and Cox said both played a critical role in encouraging local sales teams to eclipse the $1 billion annual revenue milestone for the first time.
McKinley oversees Cox Business operations in Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Virginia, while Rowley supports field teams in Arizona, California, Louisiana and Nevada.
"As we scale Cox Business to serve a more diverse customer base and capture the next billion in revenue, Tim and Steve's expertise in leading large, nationwide sales organizations is critical," said Phil Meeks, senior vice president of Cox Business. "Our objective is to drive consistent and healthy growth, in a way that allows us to form trusted relationships with more businesses and deliver a higher level of service."