Group Vice President
New Jersey native and Arizona State University alumna, Fran Mallace began her advertising career working on the client side, where she developed a deep appreciation for the marketing challenges businesses face. She then transitioned to the agency side of the media business, successfully taking on roles in account management, marketing, and sales.
Fran joined Cox Media in 1992 as a national sales manager and, since that time, has held a number of roles with increasing responsibility in California, Arizona, and Atlanta operations.
Fran's leadership and service also extend to the community, where she has served on Cox Charities as well as the boards of American Advertising Federation for the Phoenix Chapter, Better Business Bureau of San Diego, the Chrysalis Shelter for Women, the Foundation for Blind Children, The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, East Valley Crisis Center, honorary chair for the Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona, and Fresh Start Women's Foundation.
Currently Fran is on the board for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, AZ Apparel Foundation Board (F.A.B.R.I.C.), and Pappas Kids Schoolhouse Foundation. She is also a member of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and was recognized as the 2017 WICT Volunteer of the Year.
Fran holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Management from Arizona State University and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She has been awarded Most Influential Women in Arizona Business by AZ Business magazine (2017), 2017 WICT Volunteer of the Year, Southwest Cable Association Pioneer Hall of Fame (2014), American Advertising Federation Ad Person of the Year (2009), a Top 25 Business Women in Arizona by Arizona's Woman Magazine (2009), and one of the Most Powerful Women in Cable (2009, 2010). Fran has also earned 12 Cable Advertising Bureau (CAB) Awards, the CAB President's Award, and three Cox Vision Awards. She is married with two daughters.