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Jennifer Hightower is senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Cox Enterprises. Hightower leads Cox’s legal function and serves as corporate secretary supporting the company’s Board of Directors. She is also the lead legal advisor on policy and strategic initiatives related to Cox’s lines of business.
Hightower has worked in the legal function of Cox Communications for more than 23 years, most recently serving as senior vice president and general counsel for the telecommunications division.
As senior vice president and general counsel at Cox Communications, Hightower oversaw the company’s compliance, legal operations, litigation, regulatory and public affairs, and corporate government affairs. She joined Cox in 1997 as legal counsel and later was promoted to assistant general counsel, where she oversaw all transactional and operational legal support.
Prior to joining Cox, Hightower served in various legal positions at BellSouth Corporation, RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc. and Drew, Eckl & Farnham.
She holds a law degree from the Emory University School of Law, and a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University. She is also a graduate of the Stanford Executive Management Program. She has been named a “Georgia Super Lawyer” three times, is a graduate of the 2012 Leadership Atlanta class and serves on the boards of the Atlanta Women’s Foundation and Covenant House of Georgia.
She is married to an entrepreneur and is the mother of three boys.