Cox Enterprises Names Angela Leung Wasmer as Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility and Public Affairs
Cox Enterprises today announced Angela Leung Wasmer as senior director of corporate responsibility and public affairs, effective immediately. She reports to Bob Jimenez, senior vice president of corporate communications and public affairs.
“I’m delighted that Angela will join Cox to help expand our corporate social responsibility programs, broaden our diversity outreach and strengthen our community partnerships,” said Jimenez. “With her expansive background in global public affairs, media relations and issues management, Angela is an ideal fit for this role and will lead our team in developing strategic communications that reflect our corporate values and enhance the lives of our employees and our communities.”
Wasmer is responsible for planning, directing and overseeing Cox Enterprises’ public affairs practice, including community relations, corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs, diversity outreach strategy and communications, media relations, public relations support, crisis communications and issues management. She also serves as a senior spokesperson for the company and leads the Cox Employee Relief Fund, which has provided more than $3 million in assistance since its creation in 2005.
Prior to Cox, Wasmer served as director of global public affairs at Gap Inc. In this role she was responsible for corporate media relations, crisis management, CSR support and partnerships. She also previously served as principal at Panna Strategies, director of corporate and foundation relations with The Asia Foundation, corporate affairs communication manager for Microsoft Corporation in Asia, and director of media relations for the Dittus Group.
Wasmer received a bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations, and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and East Asian studies from Boston University.
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of more than $17 billion and approximately 50,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms). The company's major national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, Savings.com and Valpak.
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