Formerly Cox Communications
BioJacqui Vines served as senior vice president and general manager for Cox Louisiana, a position she was promoted to in April 2009. In her current role, she is accountable for the development, growth and profitability of a business unit with almost 1,800 employees and $80 million payroll serving 511,000 customers in 18 parishes, including the metropolitan areas of Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans.
She previously served as vice president and region manager for Cox Greater Louisiana, the combined Baton Rouge and Acadiana markets, beginning in January 2006. Prior to that she served as vice president and general manager for the Baton Rouge market, a position she attained in March 2000. She moved to Baton Rouge from San Diego, California where she served Cox as vice president of Human Resources from October 1995 to March 2000. She was recruited to Cox as director of Human Resources for its New Orleans, Louisiana operations in November 1992.
Prior to joining Cox, Ms. Vines served Time Warner Cable in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from July 1991 to November 1992 as director of Human Resources. She began her professional telecommunications career with Time Warner Cable in Dublin, Ohio where she held a succession of roles in increasing responsibility. During her tenure, she rose to the rank of manager of Employee Relations and Recruiting for Time Warner’s corporate and divisional facilities.
Ms. Vines holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Redlands. A strong believer in service to her community and profession, she is currently the president of the La Capitale Chapter of Links, Inc. and a member of the boards of directors for Greater New Orleans (GNO), Inc., Louisiana State University’s Tiger Athletic Foundation (TAF) and the Business Council of New Orleans & the River Region, and the regional advisory board for Regions Bank. She has served as vice chair of the Louisiana Pilotage Fee Commission, chair of the Louisiana Cable Telecommunications Association, vice chair of Governor Bobby Jindal’s transition advisory panel for Economic Development and as a search committee member for several leadership positions at Louisiana State University, Southern University and the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. She is a past member of the Boards of Directors of Blueprint Louisiana, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, and was a member of Cox Communication’s national Diversity Council.
Ms. Vines is currently a member of the Committee of 100, Baton Rouge Rotary, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Women in Cable and Telecommunications (WICT), and the National Association of Minorities in Cable (NAMIC). She has received numerous leadership honors including 2010 Virgil Evans Lifetime Achievement Award from the Louisiana Cable Telecommunications Association, Most Influential Minorities in Cable from Cable360 for both 2008 and 2009, 2006 Brotherhood/Sisterhood Award from 100 Black Men of Baton Rouge, 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Norwalk (Connecticut) High School Alumni Association, 2004 YWCA of Greater Baton Rouge Women of Achievement Award, 2003 Baton Rouge Business Report Business Person of the Year, 2001 SME Communicator of the Year and YWCA of San Diego Twin Award (Woman of the Year).
Ms. Vines makes her home in Baton Rouge and is mother to three girls: Raven, Maya and Breyaunna.