Robin Sangston is Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Cox Communications, Inc. She joined Cox Communications in 1995 as its fourth attorney. She was promoted to Senior Counsel in 1998. In 2000, she was promoted to Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. Currently, she oversees all of the operations of the Legal Affairs Department.
Prior to joining Cox Communications, Sangston was an associate with the law firm of Dow, Lohnes in the Washington, D.C. office. There, she specialized in litigation involving media companies.
Sangston received her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania where she was a member of the Mortar Board Honor Society. She received her J.D., with high honors, from George Washington University’s National Law Center. She was selected to be a member of the George Washington Law Review and Order of the Coif.
In 2004, Sangston served as the national Chair of Women in Cable & Telecommunications, Inc. (“WICT”), a nearly 10,000 member non-profit organization whose mission is to develop women leaders in the cable television industry. Prior to serving as Chair, she held numerous other leadership positions in the organization, including President of the Atlanta Chapter in 1999. In addition, Sangston is an alumna of Class 8 of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute, WICT’s flagship executive development program.
In addition to her work with WICT, Sangston supports a number of other organizations and initiatives dedicated to supporting women and minorities, including recently being nominated to the Board of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association and previously serving on the board of the Atlanta Chapter of Cable Positive, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising AIDS awareness and funding AIDS education, research and care. She participates in a variety of mentoring programs, including the Cox Mentoring Program, the Women’s Mentor Program of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, and the WICT mentoring program run by the Atlanta Chapter of WICT. Robin also serves as Chair of Cox Communications’ Diversity Council, which represents the over 1600 Cox employees at Cox’s Atlanta headquarters.
In 2004, Sangston was the first recipient of the “Horizon Award for Woman to Watch” awarded by the Atlanta Chapter of WICT at its inaugural Red Letter Awards. Since 2005, Sangston has been ranked in CableWorld Magazine’s Top 50 Most Influential Women in Cable issue. In 2006, Sangston received WICT Inc.’s “Woman to Watch” Award at its annual Gala in Washington, D.C. The mother of three active teenagers, she is involved in a variety of community activities, including serving on the Board of The Atlanta Ballet and the Executive Committee of the Board of the Atlanta Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.