The former President and CEO of Cox Communications lost a long battle with cancer. Jim Robbins had retired from the nation’s 3rd largest cable MSO at the end of 2005, after which he was elected to the board of parent company Cox Enterprises.
"Jim embodied the spirit of our company – to do the right thing by the people the company touches – employees, customers, vendors, partners and the communities Cox serves. We will miss him terribly," said Cox Enterprises Chairman and CEO Jim Kennedy.
Robbins joined Cox Communications in 1983 and was named president in 1985. He added CEO to his title when Cox Communications went public in 1995. Cox Enterprises bought out the public shareholders and took the company private again in 2004.