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Alexandra M. Wilson

Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Vice President, Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs
Washington, DC, USA


Alexandra (Sandy) M. Wilson is Vice President of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs for Cox Enterprises, Inc. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Cox operates newspapers, cable systems, television and radio stations, local web sites and automobile auctions across the country. Ms. Wilson joined the company in 1994 and, as head of Cox's Washington DC Public Policy Office, is responsible for developing and implementing public policy strategies for Cox businesses and representing the company before the federal government and national trade associations.

Previously, Ms. Wilson served as chief of the Cable Services Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission, where she oversaw implementation of the 1992 Cable Act.  While at the Commission, she also served as legal advisor to Chairman Al Sikes, special assistant to the General Counsel, and special assistant to the chief of the Mass Media Bureau. Ms. Wilson practiced communications law for six years before joining the FCC in 1990, first with the law firm of Crowell & Moring and later with Wiley, Rein & Fielding. 

Ms. Wilson has been an active member of the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) since 1984 and has served in numerous leadership positions, including Secretary (1994 and 2002), President Elect (2003) and President (2004). Ms. Wilson served for many years as a Faculty Member for the Practising Law Institute's annual conference on cable television law, and is a frequent speaker at conventions and seminars on communications policy issues.

Ms. Wilson has a law degree and a bachelor's degree in communications summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.   

Ms. Wilson served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Washington Chamber Symphony from 2000 - 2002. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the National Arboretum, a non-profit organization that supports the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.  Ms. Wilson resides in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her husband Bob Pettit. 

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