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behalf of the Boys & Girls Club. He has helped to get grant money for
them. He gives of his time. I know a lot of people are on boards. He's
not just on a board, he believes in the Boys & Girls Club, " says Cox
corporate public affairs SVP Leigh Woisard.
Within the cable industry, WICT has benefited from Esser's strong
support, which has included delivering remarks to a roomful of Betsy
Magness Graduate Institute alums, participating in various WICT
panels and leading an operator that is frequently on WICT's Top
Companies for Women to Work and featured in Cablefax's Most Powerful
Women magazine. " Pat Esser has served as a visionary leader
and an inspiration to countless business professionals-myself
included. He is a proven champion of the cable industry and its DEI
efforts, " says WICT president & CEO Maria Brennan. " On behalf of
WICT, I extend my heartfelt thanks and appreciation for his exemplary
leadership at Cox. I look forward to Pat's continued insights and
most certainly his friendship as he moves into his next chapter. "
Esser, who attended college on a partial theater scholarship, is still
thinking about his next act. But he's pretty proud of the work the
current ensemble has accomplished.
" If you work in this industry, you are part of the fabric of America.
You can never forget that. This industry does impact people's lives.
While we have a lot of fun with a lot of exciting things and really cool
technology, we really are driving the economy and many times the
livelihood of our communities, " he says. " We can't forget that. " -
Amy Maclean
FAST FACTS
„ After graduating from the University of Northern Iowa in
1979, Esser joined the McDonald Group, which owned
the first cable system in Waterloo, Iowa. He joined Cox
in Hampton Roads, Virginia, later that same year.
„ He became VP of operations for Cox's Western
Division in 1999, and a year later was promoted
to SVP of operations. In 2004, Pat was promoted
to EVP and COO. He became president in 2006.
„ Esser and his wife Connie Esser endowed a
$100,000 scholarship in his brother Frank Esser's
name at University of Northern Iowa as a gift when
Frank retired from the UNI Foundation last year. It's
intended to assist low-income students of color.
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