Anthony Pope is the senior vice president and region manager for Cox’s Southeast Region, a combined Louisiana, Florida and Georgia system. In this capacity, Pope is responsible for leading 1,900 employees and the day-to-day operations of six markets: Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Acadiana, Gulf Coast/Florida, Central Florida and Middle Georgia.
A 20-year cable industry veteran, Anthony has extensive leadership experience in operations, sales and marketing, customer experience and employee development. His most recent role in telecommunications was with Charter Communications, where he served as vice president and general manager for properties in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. In this position, he led day-to-day operations for approximately 520,000 television, internet and telephone residential and business customers and 1,100 employees.
During his 14-year career with Charter Communications, Anthony also served as vice president and general manager for the company’s operations in Jackson, Tenn. and as district manager for operations in Birmingham, Ala. Prior to joining Charter Communications, Anthony held leadership positions for Tele-Communications, Inc. in St. Louis and Miami with responsibilities that included strategic planning, operations management, community leadership and franchise negotiation.
Anthony has received numerous leadership and performance awards throughout his career and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Alcorn State University. Away from work, he enjoys good jazz, golf, reading and spending time with his family. He also enjoys giving back to the community and is particularly passionate about the Boys & Girls Clubs, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, mentoring young males and being active in the church.
He and his wife Letitia have two children: Ciera, a recent graduate of the University of Alabama, and Ryan, a sophomore at the same university. The couple will reside in Baton Rouge.