Joiava Philpott is Senior Vice-President & General Counsel for Cox Communications, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, GA. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing compliance, legal operations, litigation, regulatory, privacy, and corporate government affairs. Prior to joining Cox, Joiava served as General Counsel of AstroTurf, LLC and also worked for Charter Communications, Inc., as its Corporate Vice-President and Senior Counsel, Government Affairs. Before joining Charter, Joiava was with KMC Telecom, as its Assistant General Counsel. She began her career with the City of Atlanta Law Department advising the mayor and city council on public rights-of-way management and cable franchising regulations.
Joiava has served in various leadership roles with numerous professional, nonprofit, and community service organizations including the American Corporate Counsel Association, the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA), the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential. Joiava was awarded the Outstanding Leader Award from the Greater Atlanta Girl Scouts of Atlanta and she is a founding member of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys’ Sister2Sister Teen Mentoring Program. Joiava has been recognized as an In-House Counsel Woman of Color to Watch by Diversity & the Bar Magazine and amongst the Most Influential Minorities in Cable by Cable Fax Magazine. She is the 2019 recipient of the Mae Douglas Mentoring Award of the Atlanta Chapter of NAMIC and the 2021 NAMIC Next Generation Leader Award.
Joiava received a B.S., in Business Management from Hampton University, and her J.D. and M.B.A. from the American University, in Washington, DC. Joiava is a BMLI fellow of Women in Cable & Telecommunications (WICT). She completed an Executive Education Program at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, as well as the NAMIC Executive Leadership Development Program at the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business. Joiava enjoys spending family time with her husband, daughter, and their two Labrador Retrievers, “Hugs & Kisses.”