As the Senior Manager for Network Facility Operations for the Southwest Region of Cox Communications, Penny Grandon supervises the work of 60 highly skilled telecommunications supervisors and technicians. In her role, she is responsible digital video as well as infrastructure support for telephony and data. She has oversight of FCC compliance as it pertains to state Emergency Alert System compliance, and digital levels compliance for technical facilities. She also ensures compliance with state, local and franchise video requirements.
Grandon has worked her way steadily upwards through the organization during the last decade. She began as an MTC engineering manager and was promoted after three years to MTC engineering and operations manager where she had responsibility for fiber, infrastructure, power, standby power for data, telephony, video and commercial service accounts for 10 Master Telecommunication Centers and 20 Remote Fiber Hubs. Most recently she was senior manager of Network Facility operations for Arizona prior to accepting expanded responsibility for the Southwest Region of Cox encompassing Arizona and Nevada.
Grandon has been recognized as a change agent given the manner in which she inspires women in the organization to transfer into technology jobs.
Grandon recently inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame of Women’s Chamber of Commerce Nevada, Finalist for Athena International Award Nevada, 2018 Woman to Watch for WICT SW Chapter, 2017 High Tech Woman Mentor Award from Las Vegas Community Tech Fund, President of the Southwest Chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications, a member of the Standards and Compliance Committee for Technical Facilities at Cox and a member of the Arizona State Emergency Communications Committee. She has a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University and is the mother of two adult children and grandmother of three granddaughters.