A woman realizes that the power to bridge racial and social divides begins at home.
As Senior Vice President and General Manager for Cox Louisiana, Vines oversees almost 1,700 employees serving 511,000 customers in 18 parishes, including Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans. A 30-year telecommunications veteran, Vines began her career as a receptionist with Time Warner in Ohio before rising to Manager of Employee Relations and Recruiting. In 1992, she joined Cox as Human Relations Director in New Orleans. She also served as VP and GM for Cox Baton Rouge, as well as VP of HR, Cox San Diego. In the last decade, she led Cox through its consolidation into Cox Louisiana. Vines is president of La Capitale Chapter of Links, Inc., board member of several trade organizations and LSU’s Tiger Athletics Foundation. A graduate of Redlands University, she resides in Baton Rouge and has three daughters: Raven, Maya and Breyaunna.