Jose Jimenez presently oversees regulatory policy and industry relations as Executive Director of Regulatory Affairs for Cox Communications, Inc (Cox); he assumed this role in 2006. He orchestrates the alignment of strategic regulatory policy goals with Cox's business interests at the state and regional levels; and supports the formulation of regulatory-policy goals and strategy at the national level, on matters involving voice, broadband, and video services. Further, Mr. Jimenez manages Cox's participation in national industry associations and forums which help shape communications policy, including the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and the North American Numbering Council. He also contributes to Cox's involvement with the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, and is this association's representative at the Board of Directors of the Universal Service Administrative Company. Mr. Jimenez joined Cox in March 1999.
During his professional career, Mr. Jimenez speaks frequently on behalf of Cox, including appearing before the Federal Communications Commission to speak about broadband subsidies for high-cost areas and the regulatory framework for special-access services; the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners on the regulatory treatment of broadband services and the ongoing network transition to Internet Protocol; and the Practising Law Institute in New York regarding universal telecommunications service and inter-carrier compensation. He also taught a Master degree course on telecommunications policy at the Universidad Simón Bolivar in La Paz, Bolivia; participated on a panel on telecommunications-competition policy at the New Mexico State University's Center for Public Utility Regulation.
Mr. Jimenez obtained a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. He is also a graduate of the National Association of Multi-Ethnicities in Cable's Executive Leadership Development Program (NAMIC ELDP) taught in conjunction with the University of California-Los Angeles' Anderson School of Management.
Mr. Jimenez is very involved in community affairs. He presently serves on, and is President-elect for, the Board of Directors of Positive Impact-Atlanta; and previously served on the Boards of Directors of Cable Positive-Atlanta, and Rhode Island's Center for Hispanic Policy and Advocacy and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. At Cox, he leads C-NEXT, the Cox alumni of the NAMIC ELDP.