Jacqui Vines Wyatt
A Connecticut native, Jacqui began her professional career with Time Warner Cable in Columbus, Ohio, in 1984. She joined Cox Communications in 1992 as director of human resources in New Orleans, where she stayed until 1995. Mrs. Wyatt then relocated to San Diego as vice president of human resources. During her time on the West Coast, she received a B.S. degree in business administration and management from the University of Redlands.
In 2000, Jacqui moved back to Louisiana to become vice president and general manager of Cox Communications in Baton Rouge. Since coming to Baton Rouge, Mrs. Wyatt has helmed a $97 million system upgrade in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas and established Cox 4, a channel devoted to local programming. She also spearheaded the "Cox Diplomacy Initiative," a partnership with LSU, Southern University and local community colleges and a major multi-million investment at LSU to create the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student Athletes. Mrs. Wyatt, most recently served Senior Vice President and General Manager of Louisiana at Cox Communications, Inc. until her retirement.
Jacqui was named 2003 Business Person of the Year by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report and Junior Achievement, becoming the first woman to be awarded the honor. She has been a member of several local community and professional boards, including the Tiger Athletic Foundation Board of Directors and Executive Committee, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation Executive Committee and the Louisiana Cable & Telecommunications Association Board of Directors.