Kathryn Falk is the Vice President and Market Leader for Northern Virginia Operations for Cox Communications. In this role she is responsible for leading employees and the day to day operations of Cox in Northern Virginia, including operational performance, customer experience, employee engagement and talent development, business development and Cox efforts in the community. She has been with Cox since 2002.
Prior to joining Cox Communications Kathryn served as the President of the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association (VCTA) based in Richmond, Virginia. Before this, Kathryn was the Vice President for Government Relations and head of the Washington Office for the National Exchange Carrier Association, whose membership includes all of the nation’s local telephone companies. Prior to this Kathryn led congressional and public relations at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners on telecommunications, transportation and water issues. Kathryn began her career on Capitol Hill as an aide to United States Senator Dennis DeConcini of Arizona in Washington, D.C. office.
Kathryn serves on the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as Secretary of the Board, a member of the Executive Committee, Chair of the Policy Committee, and a Board Member of BizPAC. She also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools; on the Board of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, and NVTC TechPAC; and on the Virginia Cable Telecom Association, Board of Directors, and was Past Chairman. A longtime community supporter, Kathryn previously led Cox corporate social responsibility efforts including charitable giving, non-profit support, volunteerism, Cox Charities and Cox Connect2Compete a low-income broadband program. She also led a regional conservation effort which resulted in recycling 48 tons from Cox facilities.
She was honored with the National Cable Telecommunications Association’s Vanguard Award for Young Leadership and is a recipient of the Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Washington Baltimore Chapter’s Catalyst Award, the VCTA’s President’s Award, the VCTA’s J.L. Johnson-Roger Beane Award for Pioneering Efforts in Cable TV in Virginia and the proud recipient of the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute’s Expressions of Ideals award.
Kathryn is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she studied politics and communications and is a proud graduate of Fairfax County Public Schools. She completed the Cox Enterprises Inc. Executive Development Program including the Outward Bound Professional Program; the Cox Communications Executive Development Program at the University of Georgia Terry School of Business; the WICT Betsy Magness Leadership Institute Fellowship program; CTAM University at Harvard Business School and the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership’s Political Leaders Program.
Kathryn and her family reside in Fairfax County, Virginia.