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Susan Anable – V.P. of Government and Public Affairs, Southwest Region, Cox Communications

Say hello to Susan Anable. She is the Vice President of Government and Public Affairs, Southwest Region, and has been with Cox Communications since 2001. She is responsible for media relations, community relations, government affairs and internal communications for Cox in Arizona and Nevada.

From 1991 to 2001, Susan was part of the Arizona State Senate Research Staff, serving as Staff Director and Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Analyst when she left to join Cox in 2001.

She is currently serving her second term as Public Affairs Chair and Board member of the Greater Phoenix Chamber and served as Chair of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry Board from 2018 – 2020.

She is a former President and member of the Phoenix Suns Charities Board and serves on the Cox Charities Board. In 2015, Susan was named to the Banner Health Foundation Board of Directors.

Susan was appointed to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s Workforce Arizona Council in 2016 and has served as an appointee on numerous City of Phoenix Task Forces dealing with regulatory simplification, pension reform and technology. Susan is the past President of the Southwest Cable Communications Association and a past member of the Executive Board of the Arizona Tax Research Association.

Susan was selected for inclusion in the Arizona Big Media’s 2022 AZ Business Leaders publication, as well as being recognized by Arizona Big Media as one of the “Most Influential Women of 2020”. In 2019, Susan was recognized as a “Woman to Watch” by Women in Cable Television (WICT), and as Woman of the Year by the Arizona Capitol Times in its 2019 Women of Achievement Awards. She has also won numerous company and industry awards for government relations and public affairs initiatives.

Susan graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from The Walter Cronkite School of Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in 1991, and is a graduate of the Cable Television Public Affairs Association’s Institute for Public Affairs. She is married to Mike Anable and they have two adult children, Nicholas and Ellise.