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Linda Kavanagh

VP HUMAN RESOURCES, COX COMMUNICATIONS

Linda provides leadership and strategic direction for employee relations, leadership development, training, performance management, benefits administration, and safety and security for the company’s employees in Orange County, Palos Verdes, San Diego and Santa Barbara.

She also leads the company’s Diversity Council of employees in California who serve as an advisory team to senior leadership to ensure Cox Communications’ diversity initiatives support customers, employees, vendors and the community.

A San Diego native, Linda has more than 35 years of experience in human resources in industries spanning telecommunications, banking, the Department of Defense and healthcare.

She joined Cox Communications Human Resources team in San Diego in 1996 and was promoted to Director of People Services in 2006, overseeing human relations practices and procedures. She assumed statewide responsibilities as Director of People Services in 2011, and was promoted to her current role in 2017.

Linda has a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts from Regents College, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Webster University.

A graduate of the prestigious Women in Cable Telecommunications’ Rising Leaders program, Linda holds a Senior Certified Professional certification from the Society for Human Resource Management, a Senior Professional in Human Resources certification (SPHR), and certifications from ELI, and Birkman International.

Linda is a member of the national chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Women in Cable and Telecommunications (WICT), and Content & Connectivity Human Resources (C2HR). She currently sits on the WICT SoCal board and is past board chair of the San Diego Workforce Partnership’s Adults Program Committee, and past board member of the San Diego Chapter of the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD).

In 2018, Linda was honored by Women in Cable Telecommunications Southern California Chapter with their prestigious LEA Award. She is also a recipient of the San Diego Metropolitan Magazine 2010 TWIN (Tribute to Women & Industry) award for her leadership in human resources.
She and her husband, Jay, live in San Diego with their Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Kiyoshi.

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