Rachel Wright oversees the Design for Reliability and Regulatory Compliance in the Solutions Engineering Group for Cox Communications. She is responsible for standing up the design for reliability program at Cox which will introduce additional reliability and risk assessment rigor during the upfront engineering design process for all new products and services that Cox offers. She is also responsible for ensuring that Cox engineering solutions and designs meet the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) regulations.
Rachel started at Cox Communications in the Strategy and Development group as a Product Development Manager for the interactive video offerings. She managed the business models and development and deployment of interactive television services, and initial industry launches of video on demand including interactive advertising on demand. Rachel then took a break from full time work and was provided the opportunity to contract on various projects for Cox while starting a family. At that time she worked on various product requirements for Cox Premium Content offerings on their High Speed Internet offering; she also developed the initial requirements for Cox’s Packet Cable Multimedia (PCMM) evaluation. Her last contract prior to rejoining Cox full time was the management of Cox’s efforts to support the FCC mandated broadcaster Digital Transition. In all these roles, and in her current position, Rachel enjoys the opportunity to combine business needs, technical details, working with vendors and peers, and the ability to work with various Cox locations across the country.
Prior to Cox Communications, Rachel held various positions at both software and consulting companies, including Product Development Manager at Bellsouth.net in Atlanta. In addition, Rachel was an Instructor and Flight Controller with the United Space Alliance at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
Rachel graduated from Georgia Tech with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and a Multidisciplinary Certificate in Bioengineering. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and SCUBA diving.