Coleen Jennison currently serves as the market vice president for Kansas, including Wichita, Topeka, Manhattan, Garden City, Pittsburg and 88 other communities across Cox’s Kansas footprint. In this role, she is designated as the local senior executive and is responsible for ensuring alignment between regional and corporate reporting teams by partnering cross-functionally to keep our business and our people connected. She also champions the Cox customer and the Cox employee experience in Kansas, with a strong focus on employee engagement and growing talent.
Prior to taking this role in 2015, Coleen served as the director of government affairs and helped lead Cox’s legislative and municipal efforts in Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. With more than 20 years of experience, she has served in several government roles including chief of staff for the Kansas house majority leader and chief of staff for the Kansas speaker of the house.
Coleen is a longtime community advocate and currently serves on the boards of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, Rainbows United and the Kansas Cable Telecommunications Association. She is also a member of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and participates regularly in the chapter’s award-winning mentoring program. She has been named as one of the Wichita Business Journal Women Who Lead, Major Companies (2020) and the Wichita Business Journal Women in Business (2018).
She holds a BA in communications/journalism from Benedictine College. She and her husband Robin reside in Wichita, Kansas and enjoy traveling.