Cox Communications' Rhonda Taylor has joined the company's senior executive team with her promotion to executive vice president and chief people officer.
Taylor will take over for Mae Douglas, who is set to retire at the end of the year. Douglas will assist Taylor in the transition.
In her new role, Taylor will oversee talent development, labor relations, diversity initiatives, rewards and recognition, workforce analytics, and human resource technology.
Taylor has served as the senior human resources executive in Cox's Louisiana system since 2008, where she planned, led and implemented numerous organizational changes and realignments, including the consolidation of Cox Greater Louisiana and New Orleans systems. Under her leadership, the Cox Louisiana Diversity Council received the 2011 Human Resources Management Association Commitment to Diversity Award.
"Cox's success is dependent on acquiring, retaining, motivating and fully utilizing the brightest employees in the marketplace," said Pat Esser, president of Cox Communications. "Our structure is shifting to support broader business transformation, and Rhonda is well-qualified to equip our workforce to deliver outstanding results."
Prior to joining Cox, Taylor served for 21 years at Citigroup in various human resources leadership roles, including senior vice president of human resources in the company's Coppell, Texas, office. She was also assistant director of human resources for ITT Commercial Finance Corp. in St. Louis, Mo.