Marilyn BurrowsCox Communications has moved executives Marilyn Burrows and Duffy Leone to new jobs within the company after the departure of Janet Barnard in November.

Barnard, who worked for Cox Communications for 24 years, left the cable operator fold to join Cox Enterprise's Manheim as its executive vice president and chief operating officer. Prior to leaving, Barnard was senior vice president and general manager of Cox's Central Region, which includes Arkansas, Kansas and Nebraska.

With Barnard's departure, Burrows, who is currently senior vice president and general manager of Cox's Las Vegas system, has been promoted to senior vice president and general manager of the Central Region.

To take over for Burrows in Las Vegas, Cox moved Leone into the senior vice president and general manager slots, with both personnel changes effective Jan. 16.

Last year, when Cox consolidated its systems from 11 to 9, Leone was appointed senior vice president of operations for all of Cox's California service areas after previously serving as senior vice president and general manager of Cox's Orange Coast system.

Duffy Leone"As Cox continues to evolve its operations to a more regional structure, it is necessary to have general managers in place with proven experience and the ability to execute on an increasingly larger scale," said Jill Campbell, senior vice president of operations at Cox Communications. "Marilyn and Duffy have provided consistent leadership throughout their careers, and we are confident they will leverage their decades of cable and telecom management expertise to drive outstanding results in their expanded roles."

Prior to moving to Las Vegas in 2009, Burrows served as general manager for Cox's Roanoke, Va., operations. Her cable and telecommunications resume includes time as vice president of online services at Time Warner Cable, managing director and vice president of international business development at US West, and founding partner of Callahan Associates International – a hybrid investment/operating company with cable and wireless businesses in Europe.

Leone joined Cox in 1980 as a door-to-door salesman and began serving in Cox general manager roles in 1987.