Corporate Leadership


Sonya Wendell Manfredi

Vice President, Government Affairs

Sonya Wendell Manfredi is the vice president of government affairs at Cox Enterprises. In this role, she serves as a representative to Capitol Hill for Cox Enterprises and its businesses, Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group.  

For nearly a decade, Wendell Manfredi advanced complex public policy initiatives for The Internet & Television Association as its vice president of government relations. In this role she was responsible for lobbying and education activities for the cable broadband and television industry. 

Previously, Wendell Manfredi advised key Democratic Representatives and Senators, including Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Representative Bart Stupak (D-MI), on pending legislation and policy matters. 

She graduated cum laude from Drake University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Political Science.