Rose Kirkland - Executive Sponsor
Rose is the Vice President of Program Management and the Executive Sponsor of the LEAD program.
Before joining Cox, Rose led large business transformation programs for Capgemini’s Communications clients in the U.S. and Europe, including planning and roadmap development, product analysis and selection, architecture definition, software development, quality assurance, user training, data migration and system deployment.
Rose also spent 12 years at BellSouth as executive director of information technology – software delivery. In this role, she directed a global delivery team of 350 resources and was responsible for all application architecture, software development and implementation for BellSouth’s retail billing systems, including several large transformation projects. While at BellSouth, Rose also served as program manager for DSL delivery, director of performance measurement and third party testing and other executive positions.
She holds a B.A. from Birmingham-Southern College and a master’s certificate in project management from George Washington University. Rose was also named one of the Top 14 Vice Presidents ~ Enterprise Portfolio, on LinkedIn. Rose enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.
Todd Lane - Program Director
Todd is the Senior Director, and the creator of the LEAD program.
Todd has enjoyed working in the project management space within the telecommunications industry for over a decade. He has been with Cox for 8 years while serving as a project manager, running a team of business analysts, and standing up program management offices for our New Business group and Homelife. LEAD is a passion of Todd’s to evolve program management at Cox while opening the door for future leaders of this great company.
He and his wife chase their three girls around town, and he has a passion for the outdoors.
Mallory Luce - Senior Manager
Mallory is a Senior Manager for the LEAD Program. Mallory brings with her extensive experience in both the wireline and wireless sides of the telecommunications industry. Some of her proudest accomplishments include managing the testing for a new 4G/LTE wireless network in Alaska, leading a team of business analysts in defining the business requirements for an order-to-cash billing solution, being a product manager for Cox.com, and now being part of the LEAD Program!
Mallory graduated from Auburn and therefore bleeds orange and blue, loves all things food, music, and movies, and travelling as far as possible to experience other cultures.
Ashley Spencer - Director
Ashley Spencer is a Director for the LEAD program. She brings 8 years of experience in operational optimization and business strategy.
Prior to joining Cox Communications, Ashley served as a Director at Jabian Consulting, where she had a proven track record for leading projects such as strategic planning, governance transformation, and change management definition. Before Jabian, Ashley worked at Capgemini on several large-scale telecommunications transformation projects both internationally and across the US.
In the community, Ashley serves as the Co-Chair of Open Hand’s Junior Board. She also co-founded and leads the Non-Profit Roundtable sponsored by Jabian Cares. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Auburn University.
Ashley also loves spending time outdoors with her husband, Stephen, and her wheaten terrier, Bella.
Karen White - Director
Karen is a Director for the LEAD Program and is responsible for a team of LEADers and the LEAD mentoring program.