Leigh Woisard is Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for Cox Communications. She is responsible for directing the company’s internal communications, media relations, product public relations, crisis communications and corporate social responsibility initiatives. In her role, Woisard also serves as chief communications counsel to Cox’s senior executives.
Woisard has been part of the Cox team for more than 10 years, starting her career in New England as manager of media relations. She later oversaw employee communications, media relations and charitable giving as director of public relations in New England and most recently as vice president of public affairs for Cox Virginia. During this role, she was instrumental in shaping the communications strategy for Cox’s Northern Virginia, Roanoke and Hampton Roads systems.
Prior to joining Cox, Leigh worked in the political arena as press secretary for the Lt. Governor of Rhode Island and as deputy chief of staff for a U.S. Congressman. As a public relations account executive, she has managed public relations campaigns for clients such as Chili’s Grille & Bar, The New England Journal of Medicine and a division of Stanley Tools.
She is an active board member and volunteer for many non-profits and professional organizations including the Public Relations Society of America, The WICT Network and the Association of Cable Communicators. She is a recipient of the Public Relations Society’s Silver Anvil Award, the industry’s most prestigious national honor.
Woisard holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations from the University of Rhode Island and a master’s degree in communications management from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School.