As Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Cox Communications, Jennifer Hightower oversees all telephone regulatory functions including compliance with rules and regulations, and relationships with other telecommunications providers. She also assists with policy making and strategic initiatives related to Cox’s telecommunications business.
Hightower joined Cox in 1997 as Legal Counsel, and prior to her current role, she oversaw all transactional and operational legal support. Previously, she served as Assistant General Counsel for regulatory affairs. Prior to joining Cox, she served in various legal positions at BellSouth Corporation, RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc. and Drew, Eckl & Farnham.
In 2005, Hightower was honored as one of the Rising SuperStar Attorneys in Georgia and in 2007 was named SuperStar Attorney by the Georgia Corporate Counsel magazine. She served as Chair of the Georgia Federal Bar Association from 2003 to 2005. Additionally, an active member of Women in Cable Telecommunications, she served as Membership Chair of the Atlanta chapter from 2004 through 2006. She also has served on the boards of Callanwolde School of Fine Arts; Piedmont Park Board of Young Members; and Junior League of Atlanta.
Hightower is admitted to practice in Kentucky and Georgia, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, and her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee.