Patrick J. Esser
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Esser assumed the role of President of the cable television company owned by Cox Enterprises in 2006. The announcement was made as part of a re-organization of the top three executives at the company, triggered by the retirement of James O. Robbins and Jimmy W. Hayes move to Cox Enterprises. After the changes, Esser reported to Hayes, who assumed the role of President and COO of Cox Enterprises Before leading the company, Esser served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Offer.
Esser entered the cable industry in 1979 and first joined Cox later that year in its Hampton Roads, Virginia system. After working in various marketing and advertising sales roles, Cox promoted Esser to Vice President of Advertising Sales in 1991 and Senior Vice President of Operations in 1999.
Esser is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in Communications Media and is a 2003 recipient of the university's Heritage Honors Alumni Achievement Award.
- James O. Robbins to Retire at Year End; Patrick J. Esser promoted to President of Cox Communications; Jimmy W. Hayes promoted to Executive Vice President, Cox Enterprises - to become President & Chief Operating Officer, "Business Wire", July 26, 2005, Accessed March 28, 2008.
- Executive of the Year - Pat Esser, "Multichannel News", December 17, 2007, Accessed March 28, 2008.